American countertenor Christopher Lowrey makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2014/15 Season, singing Hope and Shepherd in Orfeo at the Roundhouse.
Lowrey studied at Brown University, St John's College, Cambridge, and the Royal College of Music. He was a 2014 Metropolitan Opera National Council Finalist and his awards include the 2013–14 Sullivan Foundation Award. He has sung for such conductors as Paul Agnew, Laurence Cummings, Christian Curnyn, Richard Egarr, Leonardo García-Alarcón, Martin Pearlman and Masaaki Suzuki. His engagements include Gernando (Faramondo) at the Göttingen Festival, L'humana fragilità (Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria) with Boston Baroque, Discordia/Euripilo/Polluce (Cavalli's Elena) at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Joacim (Susanna) for the Iford Festival, Creonte (world premiere of Almeida's L'Ippolito) at the Casa da Musica, Hercules (The Choice of Hercules) for Bampton Festival Opera and Alessandro, Mirtillo (Il pastor fido) and Bertarido (Rodelinda) for the London Handel Festival.
Lowrey performs widely in concert, appearances including Bach's B Minor Mass with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, St John Passion with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Christmas Oratorio at the Cadogan Hall and in Denmark, Messiah with the Royal National Scottish Orchestra, Disinganno (Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno) with La Nuova Musica and solo recitals with the Croatian Baroque Orchestra and the Providence Museum Orchestra. His recordings include Il ritorna d'Ulisse in patria with Boston Baroque and an album of arias by Handel for the EMI Emerging Artists Series.