Christopher Dickerson, Bass
1997 – 2000
During the 2010-11 season, CHRISTOPHER DICKERSON appeared as Dick Deadeye (H.M.S. Pinafore) with San Antonio Opera, and performed the role of Tony in the world premiere of Scott Decker’s play, Felong Friday, with the NYC Fringe Festival.
In 2009, Mr. Dickerson performed the role of Timur (Turandot) with the Kalamazoo Symphony and Colline (La bohème) for El Paso Opera. Other recent engagements featured him as Oroe (Semiramide) with Bel Canto at Caramoor, Ferrando (Il trovatore) with San Antonio Opera, and Tom Morgan in the world premiere of Treasure Island with the Fulton Theatre. Other recent performances include the role of the Fifth Jew (Salome) for Toledo Opera, Pasha Selim (The Abduction from the Seraglio) and Angelotti (Tosca) with Connecticut Opera, Colline (La bohème) with San Antonio Opera, and Superintendant Budd (Albert Herring) and Sarastro (The Magic Flute) with Intermezzo Opera.
During the 2006 – 2007 season, he performed with San Antonio Opera as the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance, Zuniga (Carmen) with Connecticut Opera, Dr. Grenvil (La traviata) with San Antonio Lyric Opera, and Vecchio Orazi (Orazi e Curiazi) and Il Commendatore (Don Giovanni), with Minnesota Opera.
2005 – 2006 performances featured Mr. Dickerson as Sam (Un ballo in maschera) with Philadelphia Opera and Il Commendatore (Don Giovanni) for Minnesota Opera.
After completing his apprenticeship with Chicago Lyric Opera in 2004, Mr. Dickerson returned to Lyric Opera of San Antonio to sing Alidoro (La Cenerentola) and Il Commendatore (Don Giovanni), Angelotti (Tosca) for Forth Worth Opera, and Colline (La bohème) with Billings Opera and Florentine Opera.
Other engagements for 2004 included a performance as Sparafucile (Rigoletto) with San Antonio Lyric Opera, John Potts in Corps of Discovery with Opera Memphis, and a debut with San Francisco Opera in Busoni’s Doktor Faust. 2002 – 2003 engagements included Dr. Grenvil (La traviata) with Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera of Chicago, as well as Tom in Un ballo in maschera, also with Lyric Opera of Chicago.
After departing Opera San José, Mr. Dickerson joined the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists at the Chicago Lyric Opera. During the 2001 – 2002 season, he performed the roles of 2nd Mate in Billy Budd, the Second Armored Man and Second Priest in Die Zauberflote, the Customs Guard in La bohème and the Herald in Othello. Mr. Dickerson covered the roles of Capellio in I Capuleti e i Montechi, Colline in La bohème, Lodovico in Othello, Titurel in Parsifal, and Carl Olsen in Street Scene.
For more information, go to Mr. Dickerson’s website at http://www.chrisdickerson.com/index.html.