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Christian Senn (Baritone)

Born: Chile

The Chilean-born baritone, Christian Senn, has been living in Italy for several years. After a Master degree in Biology, he was accepted by the Academy for young singers at ďTeatro alla ScalaĒ, in Milan studying with L. Gencer, L. Alva and V. Manno.

Christian Senn sings with conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Riccardo Chailly, M. Benini, M. Barbacini, C. Rizzi, Giovanni Antonini, Ottavio Dantone, Fabio Biondi, Jean Christophe Spinosi, R. Gandolfi, R. Rizzi Brignoli, C. Rovaris in some of the most important European halls and theaters including Teatro alla Scala, Wiener Konzerthaus, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Palau de la Musica in Valencia, Teatro Regio in Turin, Teatro Comunale in Florence, Teatro La Fenice in Venice as well as important halls outside of Europe such as the Kanagawa Hall di Yokohama and at the National Theatre in Santiago del Cile.

Christian Senn is one of the most sought after baritones for Belcanto repertoire in Italy and abroad. One of his last prestigious engagements was a performance as Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia in several productions at the Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Regio in Tourin, La Fenice in Venice. Recently he had great success with his Conte in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Teatro alla Scala, as well as Taddeo in Líitaliana in Algeri in Teatro Regio in Turin, and Papageno in The Magic Flute in Montpellier. Furthermore, he performed Guglielmo in Così fan Tutte at Santiago Teatro Nacional in Chile under the baton of M. Benini and again in Verona and Reggio Emila directed by J. Webb. Recently, he sang the role of Pacuvio in Rossiniís La Pietra di Paragone at Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and at Teatro Regio in Parma conducted by J.C. Spinosi and staged by P. Sorin and Barberio Corsetti; Zoroastro in George Frideric Handelís Orlando at Palau de las Arts in Valencia; Valentin in Charles Gounodís Faust and Enrico in Donizzettiís Lucia di Lamermoor in Santiago de Chile; Nanni in Haydnís LíInfedeltà delusa in Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci.

Also specialized in Baroque repertoire, Christian Senn has sung the title role in Antonio Vivaldiís Bajazet in the major European capitals and in Japan with Europa Galante and Fabio Biondi; Mozartís Betulia Liberata with Ottavio Dantone; La Senna in A. Vivaldiís La Senna Festeggiante with Paul Goodwin; G.F. Handelís Alexander Feast with Diego Fasolis at the Swiss Radio. Particularly fond of J.S. Bachís music, he has sung many Cantatas, Weihnachts-Oratorium (BWV 248), Johannes-Passion (BWV 245), Matthaus-Passion (BWV 244), Magnificat as well as modern masterpieces like Messe Solemnelle by César Franck and Messa di Santa Cecilia by C. Gounod, Requiem by Gabriel Fauré.

Recent and forthcoming engagements: Maestro di Musica in Donizettiís Convenienze e Inconvenienze Teatrali at Teatro alla Scala; Astolfo in A. Vivaldiís Orlando Furioso at Théâtre de Champs Elysée in Paris with revivals in Nizza; Il Conte in Nozze di Figaro in Potsdam and Figaro in Rossiniís Barbiere di Sevilla with Jean-Christophe Spinosi and Ensemble Matheus for a european tour and the same role in Teatro La Fenice; etc.

His recordings include: A. Vivaldiís Tito Manlio and Rossiniís La Pietra del Paragone in DVD (live recording in Paris Théâtre du Châtelet) for Naïve.


Source: Allegorica Website (July 2011)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2012)

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Ruben Jais

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BWV 62, BWV 80, BWV 235, BWV 245

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Christian Senn - baritone (Allegorica)

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