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Christopher Maltman

Baritone

Biography

Christopher Maltman in action.
Christopher Maltman in Le nozze di Figaro © ROH/Mark Douet, 2013

English baritone Christopher Maltman made his Royal Opera debut in 1997 as Ned Keene (Peter Grimes) at a gala performance conducted by Colin Davis. He has since returned to sing Sebastian (The Tempest, world premiere), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Doctor Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Roberto/Nardo (La finta giardiniera), Ramiro (L’Heure espagnole), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Marcello (La bohème), Forester (The Cunning Little Vixen), Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Lescaut (Manon Lescaut) and Don Giovanni for The Royal Opera. In the 2015/16 Season he sings the Conte di Luna (Il trovatore).

Maltman grew up in Lincolnshire and read biochemistry at Warwick University before studying singing at the Royal Academy of Music. He won the Lieder Prize in the 1997 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition and remains a renowned interpreter of Lieder and song, particularly of Schubert and Mahler. On the operatic stage his signature roles include Billy Budd, Figaro in both Le nozze di Figaro and Il barbiere di Siviglia, Posa (Don Carlo) and Don Giovanni, a role he has performed on film in Kasper Holten's Juan (for which he also provided the English translation of the libretto).

Maltman regularly performs at leading international opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Vienna State Opera, Berlin State Opera, Bavarian State Opera and at the Salzburg Festival.

Videos

News and features

<em>Don Giovanni</em> to be relayed live to BP Big Screens and streamed worldwide on 3 July 2015

Don Giovanni to be relayed live to BP Big Screens and streamed worldwide on 3 July 2015

23 June 2015

See Kasper Holten's visually striking production of Mozart's tragicomedic opera for free at venues around the country.

BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of Royal Opera performances announced for winter, spring and summer 2014/15

BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of Royal Opera performances announced for winter, spring and summer 2014/15

2 December 2014

Andrea Chénier, La bohème, Die Zauberflöte and others on Opera on 3.

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on Manon Lescaut

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on Manon Lescaut

24 June 2014

Another chance to see the backstage films screened as part of our live cinema relay.

Photos

Christopher Maltman as Don Giovanni in Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni

Alex Esposito as Leporello, Christopher Maltman as Don Giovanni in Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni

Christopher Maltman as Don Giovanni in Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni

Christopher Maltman as Papageno and Susana Gaspar as Papagena in Die Zauberflöte

Maria Bengtsson as Countess Almaviva and Christopher Maltman as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro

Christopher Maltman as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro

Albina Shagimuratova as Donna Elvira and Christopher Maltman as Don Giovanni in Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni

Christopher Maltman as Don Giovanni in Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni

Alex Esposito as Leporello, Christopher Maltman as Don Giovanni in Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni

Christopher Maltman in rehearsal for his role as Lescaut in Manon Lescaut

Manon Lescaut directed by Jonathan Kent. The Royal Opera. Christopher Maltman as Lescaut and Maurizio Muraro as Geronte de Ravoir Photograph by Bill Cooper

Christopher Maltman as Lescaut and Maurizio Muraro as Geronte de Ravoir in Manon Lescaut, The Royal Opera

Jean-Paul Fouchécourt and Christopher Maltman as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro

Christopher Maltman as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro

Hanna Hipp as Second Lady, Christopher Maltman as Papageno, Anita Watson as First Lady and Gaynor Keeble as Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte

Anna Devin as Papagena and Christopher Maltman as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte

Christopher Maltman as Don Giovanni and Alex Esposito as Leporello in Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni

Christopher Maltman as Don Giovanni, Dorothea Röschmann as Donna Elvira in Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni

Christopher Maltman as Don Giovanni, Nahuel Di Pierro as Masetto, Julia Lezhneva as Zerlina in Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni

Christopher Maltman as Don Giovanni with Members of The Royal Opera Chorus in Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni

Christopher Maltman in Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni

Dorothea Röschmann as Donna Elvira, Christopher Maltman as Don Giovanni, Alex Esposito as Leporelloin Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni

Christopher Maltman in Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni

Christopher Maltman as Don Giovanni, Julia Lezhneva as Zerlina, Rolando Villazón as Don Ottavio, Albina Shagimuratova as Donna Anna in Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni

Dorothea Röschmann as Donna Elvira, Christopher Maltman as Don Giovanni in Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni

Julia Lezhneva as Zerlina, Christopher Maltman as Don Giovanni in Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni

Christopher Maltman in Le nozze di Figaro

Christopher Maltman

Susana Gaspar as Papagena and Christopher Maltman as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte