Christopher Kaplan is born 1988 in Stuttgart, already at the age of six years he sang with the children choir of Staatsoper Stuttgart, where he gained his first experiences as solo singer. He began his Singing Study at the Music High School in Stuttgart with Prof. Dunja Vejzovic, and 2011 received with success his Bachelor degree, followed by a master study with Prof. Turid Karlsen.
The young tenor is working regularly on the concert sector in the range of mass and oratoria from Monteverdi to Saint-Saëns as well as Lied singing.
He had a guest contract with Staatsoper Stuttgart for Judith by Vivaldi – a co-production of Staatsoper Stuttgart with the Festival Salzburg. Furthermore he sang the role of Tempo in Il Trionfo del Tempo (Händel) under the baton of Jörg Halubek with the orchestra „Il Gusto Barocco“ and the stage direction by Thomas Wehry.
Christopher Kaplan sang at the Barock Festival Bayreuth in Les Fêtes d´Hébé ou Les Talents lyriques by Jean-Philippe Rameau and at Wilhelmatheater of the Music High School in Stuttgart Mercure und John Styx in Offenbach’s Orphée aux Enfers.
He made his debut at Nationaloper Zagreb as Tamino (Zauberflöte), was heard at the Rossini Festival in Bad Wildbad as Ali in Rossini’s Adina and has been member of the Young Ensemble of Semperoper in Dresden, where he was singing a.o. Le Nozze di Figaro, Ariadne auf Naxos, Salome and Zauberflöte.
Recent contracts 2016 include Mozart’s C-moll Mass in Nürnberg, Schöpfung in Münster, Simone Boccanegra, Zauberflöte, Alcina, Le Nozze di Figaro, Ariadne auf Naxos, Tristan und Isolde and Don Carlos at Semperoper in Dresden, Bohème and Macbeth in Darmstadt, Aus der Tiefe and Meistersinger in Mainz, C-moll Mass in Heidelberg, Schöpfung in Konstanz and Matthäuspassion in Nürnberg.
Engagements in Bayreuth
|2020||Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg||Ulrich Eisslinger, Würzkrämer|
|2019||Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg||Ulrich Eisslinger, Würzkrämer|
|2018||Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg||Ulrich Eisslinger, Würzkrämer|
|2017||Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg||Ulrich Eisslinger, Würzkrämer|