Tenor Christopher Bozeka (Ernesto) is quickly becoming recognized for his “expressively captivating” performances as well as his “beautiful, piercing tone” (San Francisco Chronicle). In the 2019-20 season, he was scheduled to return to Houston Grand Opera as Don Gaspar in La favorite, the Messenger in Aida, and the Fourth Jew in Salome, and to Opera Las Vegas as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte (canceled by COVID); and sings Nadir in Bottesini’s Ali Baba with Opera Southwest, and as soloist in Bach repertoire with Ars Lyrica Houston. In the summer of 2020, he returns to Wolf Trap Opera as Toni Reischmann in Hans Werner Henze’s Elegy for Young Lovers.
In the 2018-19 season, Mr. Bozeka debuted with Wolf Trap Opera as Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia and with Opera Las Vegas as Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, and sang as soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with New Albany Symphony Orchestra. His 2017-18 engagements included Tamino in Die Zauberflöte with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Adolfo Pirelli in Sweeney Toddwith Atlanta Opera, Evandro in Giovanni Simone Mayr’s Medea in Corinto with Teatro Nuovo, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi with Opera Project Columbus, and soloist in Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with Kinetic Ensemble (Houston). In the 2016-17 season, Mr. Bozeka returned to Houston Grand Opera as Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore and Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail. He also debuted with Opera Columbus as Pedrillo, Albany Symphony Orchestra as soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, and Musical Bridges Around the World San Antonio as soloist in a Mozart Opera Gala.
During his association with the prestigious Houston Grand Opera Studio, Mr. Bozeka performed in Tosca as Spoletta, Carlisle Floyd’s new opera Prince of Players as Male Emilia, Le nozze di Figaro as Don Curzio, and The Little Prince as the Drunkard/Lamplight. He also performed Rinuccio with San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program in their production of Gianni Schicchi for which Opera News praised his, “handsome, open-throated rendering of Rinuccio’s aria,” and Castleton Festival’s production of Madame Butterfly as Pinkerton.
Christopher Bozeka is a previous first place prizewinner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions in Ohio, and second place winner in Houston’s Eleanor McCollum Competition. He received his master’s degree at the University of Cincinnati College–Conservatory of Music, where he appeared as Nemorino, Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte, Ernesto in Don Pasquale, and the Narrator in Owen Wingrave.