Praised for his “sweetly rendered, fluid and pliable tenor voice”, Christopher Mayell has become a frequent guest artist in opera houses and concerts halls across Canada.
Christopher maintains a hearty schedule of engagements across the country, including performances of Verdi’s FALSTAFF with Calgary Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria and Manitoba Opera, Offenbach’s LA VIE PARISIENNE with Toronto Operetta Theatre, and Puccini’s TURANDOT with Manitoba Opera and Edmonton Opera.
Concert appearances include Bach’s Cantata No. 55 ‘ICH ARMER MENSCH’ (Edmonton Symphony Orchestra), Bach’s CHRISTMAS ORATORIO (Kingston Symphony), Orff’s CARMINA BURANA (Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Kitchener Waterloo Symphony, Kingston Symphony), and Mozart’s REQUIEM with the Grammy-nominated Elora Festival Singers. He has also joined the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Kingston Symphony, and Orchestra London for performances of Handel’s glorious MESSIAH.
Christopher is enjoying a growing international presence, including a portrayal of the title role in a world-class production of ALBERT HERRING at the Aldeburgh Festival in England (alongside soprano Felicity Lott), as well as a nationwide tour of China.
A champion of new Canadian works, Christopher has been a key creator in ArrayMusic’s production of HOW IT STORMS (an opera with Gamelan ensemble), FALLUJAH with City Opera Vancouver, THE LIVES OF LESSER THINGS with Opera NUOVA. He has worked closely with Toronto’s Tapestry Opera in their development of new works, including GET STUFFED!, and OKSANA G. Recently, he collaborated with Toronto’s Continuum New Music, performing a world-premier performance of ‘FREDERICK’S DOCTOR’, a narrative for tenor and instrumental ensemble.