Tenor Christopher Enns spent the summer in the Maritimes, appearing first in the World Premiere of The Bells of Baddeck by Dean Bury and Lorna MacDonald, followed by another pedal-powered tour, this summer in Nova Scotia, courtesy of the innovative and eco-friendly Bicycle Opera Project. This season he appears for Opera Atelier in the company’s production of Medée in both Toronto and at Versailles. For the Canadian Opera Company he will be on call as cover artist for Pyramus in the new opera Pyramus and Thisbe and Tancredi in Il combattimento de Tancredi e Clorinda.
Engagements for 2014-2015 included Kevin Puts’ Silent Night for Opéra de Montréal, Haydn’s Die Schöpfung at the University of Manitoba and he appeared in a Gilbert and Sullivan evening for Chorus Niagara. Earlier he sang the title role of Persée (Lully) with Opera Atelier in Toronto and at the Palace of Versailles and was featured as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte with Saskatoon Opera. A graduate of the Ensemble Studio of the Canadian Opera Company, he appeared as First Commissioner in Dialogues des Carmelites (Poulenc) and also starred as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte. Further assignments with the COC included Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito as cover artist for the title role and was heard in the Ensemble performance of Semele as Jupiter. Other roles with the Canadian Opera Company (COC) at the Four Seasons Centre include Scaramuccio in Ariadne auf Naxos, and Nathaniel in Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann. In addition to his performance with the Menno Singers as soloist in Messiah, he has been heard with Chorus Niagara in a Broadway-themed programme in St. Catharines and played the role of Alexander in the new opera, The Enslavement and Liberation of Oksanna G., for Tapestry New Opera Works. Mr. Enns is a graduate of the Opera Diploma Program at the University of Toronto where he was heard in the title role of Bernstein’s Candide and also appeared as Ecclitico in Haydn’s Il mondo della luna. A native of Manitoba, he holds a degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Manitoba.