“It was uplifting to hear this masterpiece given with such evident belief and commitment – not least from the admirable baritone Christopher Cull, who was wholly exceptional.” – Robert Matthew-Walker, Classical Source

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Biography

ChrisC-6An alumnus of the National Opera Studio London, Guildhall School of Music, The Royal Irish Academy of Music, and Queen’s University Belfast, Christopher’s Roles include Marcello La bohème (Opera Holland Park Christine Collins YAP); Masetto, Don Giovanni (NI Opera) Tarquinius The Rape of Lucretia (GSMD); Lelio Le donne curiose (GSMD); Valentin Faust (Clonter Opera); Bank Account Billy The Rise and the Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Opera Theatre Company); Le Geôlier / Javelinot Dialogues des Carmélites (Grange Park Opera); Lane/Merriman The Importance of Being Earnest (NI Opera /Wide Open Opera); Assassin/Apparition Macbeth (NI Opera); and Collatinus The Rape of Lucretia (Irish Youth Opera).

Previous concert engagements include Johannes-Passion (RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra), Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast (Barbican), Elijah (Truro Cathedral), Monteverdi Vespers 1610 (Sheffield Oratorio Chorus), Ein deutsches Requiem (The Angmering Chorale), Messiah (Knock Basilica) and a concert of arias with the Ulster Orchestra, broadcast by the BBC.

Christopher is an Arts Council of Northern Ireland Young Musicians’ Platform Winner, was a finalist in the 2014 Chilcott Award, and a former Young Artist with Opera Theatre Company. Christopher’s studies have been generously supported by The Girdlers’ Company, The Countess of Munster Musical Trust, The Simon Fletcher Charitable Trust, The Arts Council of Northern Ireland and The Arts Council of Ireland.

Future engagements include a recital of Folksong Arrangements by Beethoven.

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Reviews

“From baritone-soloist Christopher Cull’s very first vocal utterance, it was clear that he had the vocal prowess to bring the role to life. Richness in tone quality, surety in production, clarity of diction and of pitch—these were just some of his musical strengths, which never failed him throughout his long and significantly demanding contribution.” – Philip R Buttall, Seen and Heard International

 

“Aoife Miskelly’s clearly pregnant Zerlina is sung with impeccable definition, well matched by Christopher Cull’s volatile Masetto” – George Hall, The Guardian

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