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Christian Mark Gibbs is a native of New York City. He has performed throughout the US and his travels took him overseas to Israel, Switzerland, Austria, Mexico, and Singapore.
This upcoming season he will be making his Metropolitan Opera Stage debut as Robbins and Crab Man in the new production of Porgy and Bess. He will also be singing in the chorus in Tosca with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Music Director of Met Opera) at the Bravo! Vail Festival in Colorado this summer.
Mr. Gibbs was recently featured at the 2019 American Choral Directors Association Conference in the world premiere of Mass: A Celebration of Love and Joy by André Thomas, in which the tenor solo was written specifically for his voice. He has been a featured solo artist in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Green Room 42, Alice Tully Hall, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the Metropolitan Club of NY, and FSU’s Ruby Diamond Hall. Some of his favorite roles performed include a featured ensemble role (Fred) in Denver Center’s nationally acclaimed production of Oklahoma!, Miles Gloriosus in Sondheim’s A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To The Forum, Frederick in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, Bardolfo in Falstaff with Opera Colorado, Alfredo in La Traviata, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Frederic in Pirates of Penzance, and Caliph in Kismet.
Mr. Gibbs was a district winner and regional finalist at the 2016 Metropolitan Opera National Council Vocal Competition. He placed 1st at the 2017 Grand Junction Symphony Young Artist Competition and received the Shirley and Marlis Smith Award in the 2018 Denver Lyric Opera Guild (DLOG) Vocal Competition. He was also granted the 2017 Pikes Peak Opera League Career Grant for his consistent growth and dedication towards his singing career.
Mr. Gibbs has sung in the ensembles of internationally acclaimed orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, the New York City Opera Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Aspen Music Festival Orchestra, Verbier Music Festival Orchestra, and the Salzburg Festival Orchestra. With these opportunities he has had the privilege to sing under the batons of Ted Sperling, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Valery Gergiev, Charles Dutoit, Daniel Harding, and Marc Minkowski.
Mr. Gibbs has received his Bachelor (Queens College) and Master of Music (Colorado State University) Degrees in Vocal Performance.