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CHRISTOPHER
MALTMAN
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SIG 340
Britten - War Requiem 1962
WH 0046
Franz Schubert - Winterreise, D911
SIG 263
Poulenc - Complete Songs, Volume 2
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BIOGRAPHY

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.

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CHAN 3152
Mozart
Cosi fan tutte

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CHAN 5067
Orff
Carmina Burana

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LS 0671
MacMillan
St John Passion

"In the plethora of passions popping up these days, this one has to rank among the finest ... this is a piece you simply must h...

NA 7115
WARLOCK
Curlew (The) / Lillygay / Peterisms / Saudades (English Song, Vol. 4)

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SIG 163
Durufle
Requiem/ Grunenwald
Psaume CXXIX

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SIG 247
The Complete Songs of Poulenc, Vol 1

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SIG 263
Poulenc - Complete Songs, Volume 2

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SIG 340
Britten - War Requiem 1962

                             *** (Good Album)