Christopher Enns – Tenor

In Performance…

The 2014/15 season began in Mr Enns’ home town in a collaboration with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra singing Haydn’s Creation. The rest of the season includes a number of debuts with groups such as the Niagara Symphony Orchestra and Opéra de Montréal as Jonathan Dale in their production of Silent Night.

He ends the summer season in Cape Breton with the world premiere of The Bells of Baddeck: The Alexander and Mabel Bell Story, after which he will jump on his bike and participate in the Bicycle Opera Project’s 4th pedal powered season across Ontario.  

Recent projects include Tamino in Mozarts Die Zauberflöte put on by Saskatoon Opera, the title role of Lully’s Persée, performed first in Toronto and then toured to the Royal Opera at the Palace of Versailles, and Frederic in a touring production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance with Opera Lyra. 

Mr Enns is a graduate of the ensemble at the Canadian Opera Company, during which he performed the role of Tito in the Ensemble Studio Performance of La clemenza di Tito. He was also seen in Robert Carson’s production of Dialogue of the Carmelites as the 1st Commissaire. In the previous season, he performed the role of Nathaniel in Les contes d’Hoffman and sang the role of Jupiter in the Ensemble Studio performance of Semele at the Canadian Opera Company. Other roles at the COC include Scaramuccio in Ariadne auf Naxos, The Player Boy in Death in Venice, as well as Tamino in the Ensemble Studio’s performance of Die Zauberflöte. Other operatic credits include Alfred in Die Fledermaus with Highland Opera Studio, the title role of Candide, Paulino in Cimerosa’s Il Martrimonio Segreto, and Ecclitico in Haydn’s Il Mondo della Luna. 

Although much of Mr Enns’ experience is on the operatic stage he has enjoyed exploring the song, concert, operetta and musical theatre repertoire with groups such as the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Guelph Symphony Orchestra, Chorus Niagara, and the Aldeburgh Connection. He is also interested in new works, working with modern composers through companies like the Toronto based Tapestry New Works Opera and up and coming indy opera company The Bicycle Opera Project. 

Training…

Mr Enns is a graduate of the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble studio. Prior to that he received an Opera diploma from the University of Toronto’s Opera School. He also holds an undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Manitoba.

Christopher has spent time at summer festivals such as NOUVA, The Toronto Summer Music Academy, Highlands Opera Studio and the Chautauqua Voice Program.