Winner of the Lieder Prize at the 1997 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, Christopher Maltman (Guglielmo) read biochemistry at Warwick University and studied singing at the Royal Academy of Music.
He recently made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera, New York as Harlekin (Ariadne auf Naxos). At the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, he created the role of Sebastian in the world premiere of Thomas Adès’ The Tempest and has also sung Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Ramiro (L’Heure espagnole), Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Nardo (La finta giardiniera) and Papageno (The Magic Flute). His roles at the Glyndebourne Festival include Ned Keene (Peter Grimes), Sid (Albert Herring), Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Achilla (Giulio Cesare) and Papageno. At the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, he has sung Tarquinius (The Rape of Lucretia), Guglielmo, Marcello
(La Bohème) and Albert (Werther). An acclaimed Billy Budd, he has sung the role at Welsh National Opera, Teatro Regio in Turin, Seattle and in Munich. Other opera appearances include Don Giovanni at The Sage, Gateshead in a new production directed by Sir Thomas Allen; Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) in Vienna; Papageno in San Francisco; Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia) at the Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin and in San Diego; Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas) in Vienna; Tarquinius at the Aldeburgh Festival and for English National Opera; and at the 2008 Salzburg Festival he sings the title role in Don Giovanni.
In concert he has worked with conductors such as Christoph von Dohnányi, John Adams, Sir Roger Norrington, Sir Simon Rattle, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Kurt Masur. His recital career takes him to the greatest concert halls of the world and he has recorded extensively songs by Warlock, Holst, Somervell, Strauss, Schubert and Schumann’s Dichterliebe and Liederkreis.
Poulenc - Complete Songs, Volume 2
Schubert: Die schone Mullerin, D795
The Complete Songs of Poulenc, Vol 1
MacMillan: St John Passion
Durufle: Requiem/ Grunenwald: Psaume CXXIX
SOMERVELL: Shropshire Lad (The) / James Lee's Wife / Songs of Innocence (English Song, Vol. 2)
WARLOCK: Curlew (The) / Lillygay / Peterisms / Saudades (English Song, Vol. 4)
HOLST: Vedic Hymns / Four Songs, Op. 35 / Humbert Wolfe Settings (English Song, Vol. 6)
Orff: Carmina Burana
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No. 1, "A Sea Symphony"
MEYERBEER: Etoile du Nord (L')
Songs by Schubert, Wolf, Debussy, Duparc and Warlock