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“The other big news was Tebaldo (Giulietta's fiancé): Christopher Tiesi's plaintive, soft-grained tenor with a small but fast vibrato was pleasantly reminiscent of the young Joseph Calleja - and not just because Calleja happens to have appeared in the most recent recording of Capuleti. How often do you come away from an opera feeling that the tenor role was too short?” David Patrick Stearns, Philadelphia Inquirer, May 4, 2012 - Tebaldo in 'I Capuleti e i Montecchi' at Curtis Insitute of Music
Christopher Tiesi has been praised for his “plaintive, soft-grained tenor” (Philadelphia Inquirer) which has already gained attention in both North America and Europe. Next season, Mr. Tiesi joins the studio ensemble at Semperoper Dresden where he will be seen in the leading roles of Rossini, Donizetti, Mozart, Handel, and Strauss.
Mr. Tiesi made an acclaimed European debut in the 2012 – 2013 season as Nemorino in 'L’elisir d’amore' at Semperoper Dresden and will be seen as the Electrician in Ades’s 'Powder Her Face' at Opera Philadelphia. . . . He begins the 2013 – 2014 season with his debut at Glyndebourne as Nemorino in 'L’elisir d’amore' and returns to Semperoper Dresden again as Nemorino, as well as Ferrando in a new production of 'Così fan tutte'.
At the Curtis Institute of Music, Mr. Tiesi has been seen as Elvino in Bellini’s 'La sonnamubla', Tebaldo in Bellini’s 'I Capuleti e i Montecchi', Florville in Rossini’s 'Il signor Bruschino', the title role in Gounod’s 'Faust', and Tom Rakewell in Stravinsky’s 'The Rake’s Progress'. He has also performed as a soloist with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra at Verizon Hall in Philadelphia and was recently the first place winner of the Mario Lanza Institute Competition.
Mr. Tiesi attended the Chautauqua Institution under the direction of his vocal teacher Marlena Malas. Most notably, he sang his role debut as Nemorino in 'L’elisir d’amore' under the guidance and direction of bel canto specialist Sir Richard Bonynge. Also at Chautauqua, he has been seen as Rodolfo in 'La bohème', Rinuccio in 'Gianni Schicchi', and the Italian Singer in 'Der Rosenkavalier'.
Mr. Tiesi holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Juilliard School and is currently completing his Master of Music degree at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
(Updated March 2013)