American baritone Christopher Bolduc studies with Bill Schuman and is a recent graduate of the esteemed Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia where he has been described as a "tour de force" as Ford in a recent production of Falstaff and “gave the finest, most compelling and even sympathetic performance of Enrico...his voice was strong and fiery and both his singing and acting were truly impassioned” in Lucia di Lammermoor. In addition, he performed Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, the title role in Eugene Onegin, Lescaut in Manon, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, and Olivier in Capriccio at AVA.
Mr Bolduc holds a Bachelor of Music from the State University of New York at Purchase and a Master of Music and an honorary Performer’s Certificate from Indiana University. He was an apprentice artist at the Santa Fe Opera in the summers of 2003 and 2004.
Mr. Bolduc has received top prizes in numerous competitions, including the Sullivan Foundation Awards for Voice, the Opera Index Competition, the Julián Gayarre Competition, the George London Foundation, the Licia-Albanese Puccini Foundation, the Loren Zachary Society, the Giulio Gari Foundation, the Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Foundation, the Liederkranz Foundation, the Florida Grand Opera Voice Competition and the Connecticut Opera Competition. He was a national semifinalist in both the 2007 and 2008 Metropolitan National Council Auditions and, last season, was a member of the Young Artist Programme for Basel Opera.