“The bass-baritone, Christopher Humbert, Jr., was a tall and imposing Lieutenant Zuniga, with a powerful voice that radiated rank and authority.”

Described as beholding a “rich baritone voice,” and a “towering and alluring” stage presence, bass-baritone Christopher Humbert Jr. has proven a favorite with audiences across the United States. Originally from Akron, Ohio, he has appeared in operatic and theatrical productions throughout in his home state, including Opera Columbus, Mid-Ohio Opera, Nightingale Opera Theatre, in which he has been seen in Menotti’s The Consul (Secret Police Agent), Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado (Pooh-Bah), Mendelssohn’s A Little Night Music, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (Aeneas), Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate (Fred Graham), and Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Alidoro). He has also performed with The Seagle Festival, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, Annapolis Opera, Detroit Opera and Palm Beach Opera.

Christopher was selected to join Opera Theatre Saint Louis during the 2020 season as a Gerdine Young Artist. During this time, he was featured on St. Louis Missouri’s Channel Nine station for the inaugural “Songs for St. Louis” televised concert series. In addition to opera, he is a frequent oratorio and concert soloist: Mozart’s Requiem; Bach’s Ein Feste Burg ist unser Gott and Johannes-Passion; Schütz’ St. Matthew Passion; and Handel’s Messiah. He has performed on the Carnegie Hall stage as a soloist with Manhattan Concert Productions’ in Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams, in which he shared the stage with ensembles from two of his former alma maters. He has also appeared as a baritone soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra, in a collection of works by African-American female composers including spirituals by Margaret Bonds and in Eleanor Alberga’s The Soul’s Expression.

Christopher was a first place finalist in Opera Guild of Dayton’s Tri-State Vocal Competition (2019) and has frequently won classical music and musical theatre awards from the National Association of Teachers of Singing. He joined the Benenson Young Artist program at Palm Beach Opera, and made his professional debut as Zuniga in Bizet’s Carmen under the baton of Anetolli Allemandi, alongside operatic inspirations such as J’Nai Bridges, and Rhiab Chaieb. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Opera Performance from Boston Conservatory, and is a graduate of the Capital University Conservatory of Music. In the 2023-2024 season, he joined the Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.