Bass Christopher Filipowicz is quickly establishing himself as a versatile and thoughtful performer. In August, Mr. Filipowicz was seen as Jud in Oklahoma! with the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra. This spring he sang the bass solo in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Golden Gate Symphony Orchestra. He made debuts in 2015 with Opera San Jose in their productions of Mark Weiser’s Where Angels Fear to Tread as Spirodone and Die Zauberflöte as Der Sprecher, as well as with West Bay Opera in their production of Verdi’s Il trovatore as Ferrando in September 2014. He was seen in San Francisco as The Man with the Cornet Case in the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s production of Dominic Argento’s Postcard from Morocco, a co-production with Portland Opera directed by Kevin Newbury. He also has performed Colline in La bohème, Simone in Gianni Schicchi, Il re di Scozia in Ariodante, and Friedrich Bhaer in Little Women all at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, followed by his debut with Opera Parallel as Orazio in Gesualdo, Prince of Madness. Summer of 2014 he was a Festival Artist with Utah Festival Opera taking part in their productions of Oklahoma!, Vanessa, and Les Misérables. Mr. Filipowicz spent summer of 2013 at the Seagle Music Colony where he sang the role of Frank Maurrant in their production of Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, as well as covering the role of Prince Gremin in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. He is an alumnus of the Music Academy of the West, where he covered the role of Don Basilio in their production of Il barbiere di Siviglia. Mr. Filipowicz made his main stage debut with the Nashville Opera as Dr. Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro followed by Zuniga in Carmen as a member of the Mary Ragland Young Artist Program winter of 2011. He performed Second Armored Man in Die Zauberflöte, a French Official in Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco, and the Commissionario in La traviata, all with Sarasota Opera as a member of their apprentice artist program. In the summer of 2010, Mr. Filipowicz was a member of the Wolf Trap Opera Studio. Christopher is a student of César Ulloa.