Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Student in Voice
Christopher Rodriguez, baritone, is a second-year doctoral student and Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas. He is originally from Bakersfield, California, and attended California State University, Fresno where he received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Vocal Performance and was the inaugural recipient of the Edna Garabedian Vocal Performance Award. He has recently performed the roles of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Sam (Trouble in Tahiti) Narciso (Bless Me, Ultima), the Ufficiale (Rigoletto), and created the roles Stanton (State of Jefferson), and Everybody (Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena), under the batons of Thomas Loewenheim and Ryan Murray. He has sung the baritone solos for Ligeti’s Aventures, Duruflé’s Requiem, Faurè’s Requiem and Buxtehude’s Jesu Joy and Treasure under Garrison Gerard, Cari Earnhart and Dale Fleck. He also performed works by Purcell with the UNT Baroque Orchestra conducted by Paul Leenhouts.