During the 2019/20 season, Christopher performed Zaccaria (NABUCCO), Le Duc (ROMEO ET JULIET), Count Ceprano and covered Sparafucile (RIGOLETTO), Timur (TURANDOT), Benoit (LA BOHEME) with Sarasota Opera, performed Spineloccio and covered Simone (GIANNI SCHICCHI) with St. Petersburg Opera Florida, and performed Dr Grenvil (LA TRAVIATA) with New Rochelle Opera.
Christopher will return to Sarasota Opera in 2020/21, to sing the Jailer (TOSCA), and cover Angelotti (TOSCA), Attila (ATTILA) and Leporello (DON GIOVANNI).
His 2018 credits include his US debut as Leporello (DON GIOVANNI) with St. Petersburg Opera, Colline (LA BOHEME) with New Rochelle Opera, Pistola (FALSTAFF) with Martina Arroyo Foundation-Prelude Performance, The King (AIDA) with Gateway to Classical Music NYC, Yamadori (MADAMA BUTTERFLY) with Orchestra of St Peter by The Sea, and Ben (TELEPHONE) with IVAI.
In recent seasons, Christopher has performed Sarastro/Sprecher (THE MAGIC FLUTE), Truffaldino/Lackai (ARIADNE AUF NAXOS) with Berlin Opera Academy, Rudolfo (LA SONNAMBULA) with Operantics and The Penrith Symphony Orchestra, Frere Laurance (ROMEO ET JULIET) with IVAI- NYC, Dulcamara (L’ELISIR D’AMORE) with Western Sydney Opera, King Balthazar (AMAL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS) with Penrith Symphony Orchestra, Gideon March/Mr Dashwood (LITTLE WOMEN), and Buffo (DER SCHAUSPIELDIREKTOR) with the Sydney Conservatorium Opera School.
Other career highlights include bass solos in Bernstein’s Mass at the Sydney Opera House and Handel’s Messiah with the Penrith Symphony Orchestra.
Awarded Outstanding Lead Actor by Theatre Tampa Bay 2019 in the role of Leporello (DON GIOVANNI) with St. Petersburg Opera, winner of Russian Song (Sydney Eisteddfod 2014), Finalist in Opera Awards and Male Operatic Voice (Sydney Eisteddfod 2015), and Finalist with The Opera Foundation for Young Australians (Lady Fairfax NYC Scholarship 2015).
In addition to his operatic credits, Christopher has appeared as the piano soloist for the performances of: Babajanian’s Heroic Ballade for Piano and Orchestra, and Piano Concertos by Chopin (No.1) with the Ryde Hunters Hill Symphony Orchestra, Rachmaninoff (No.2) with the Eroica Ensemble, Beethoven (No.3) with the Sydney University Intercol Orchestra, and Manera Concertante for Piano and Orchestra, broadcast by ABC Classic FM with the Sydney Conservatorium Modern Music Ensemble.
Christopher attended the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he received a Master in Piano and a Master in Opera Performance. Christopher works with voice coach Armen Boyajian, made possible with the financial assistance of The Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust.
‘…exudes a sympathetic warmth, a reliable vocal floor and the only check on his amoral master’ – Tampa Bay Times
‘His sonorous voice and magnetic presence made one know why ensemble singing is so important. This bass ran the bases and hit a home run!’ – Brooklyn Discovery
‘His rich voiced basso was superb in “Or di vulcano al tempio”- Brooklyn Discovery
‘…Nazarian embodies the handsome stranger that has the village women weak at the knees and he has a voice to match. His bold bass is imposing, reinforcing his power with it’s gravitas.’ – Broadway World
‘… the concert opened to the masterful playing of Christopher Nazarian… audience expressed their appreciation with a roar of applause.’ – The Weekly Times- Ryde