Christopher Tiesi

Christopher Tiesi


Vocalists — Tenor

“Tenor Christopher Tiesi, in his company debut, gave a compelling performance as Ferrando, the high point of which was the second act aria “Ah lo veggio quel' anima bella.” His ardent and well-sustained delivery of the aria's long lines was warmly applauded by the audience.” —Hugh Canning, The Times, October 13, 2013 - Nemorino in 'L'elisir d'amore' at Glyndebourne

“As the eventual lovers, the young Americans Christopher Tiesi and Joélle Harvey make a winning pair. He is short, athletic, and agile, with Mediterranean good looks and a seemingly limitless repertoire of hangdog, lovesick facial expressions and rapturous smiles. Even if he didn’t sing, he could win all hearts; in fact, he has an attractively plangent, dark-toned but lightweight Italianate tenor. He is not yet in full technical command of his voice, but stops the show with his hit aria Una furtive lagrima, a party piece for modern tenors from Caruso to Pavarotti. Tiesi strikes me as a pocket-sized Rolando Villazon: still a diamond in the rough, but a diamond nevertheless.” —Hugh Canning, The Times, October 13, 2013 - Nemorino in 'L'elisir d'amore' at Glyndebourne

“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

About

Christopher Tiesi has been praised for his “plaintive, soft-grained tenor” (Philadelphia Inquirer) which has already gained attention in both North America and Europe.

In the 2015 – 2016 season, Christopher Tiesi returns to Opera Philadelphia as Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore and debuts at the Pittsburgh Opera as Ferrando in Così fan tutte. He will also debut at Chicago Opera Theater as Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi. Mr. Tiesi returned to the Semperoper Dresden in the 2014 – 2015 season as Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, as well as the Captain . . .

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