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Northern Irish baritone Christopher Cull is an alumnus of Queen’s University, Belfast, The Royal Irish Academy of Music, the Opera Course at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio. 

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).

Recent 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.

Upcoming engagements include Mozart’s Coronation Mass with the  RTÉ Concert Orchestral, Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Belfast Philharmonic Choir and Tallaght Choral Society, Bach’s B Minor Mass with the Cheltenham Bach Choir, and a recital of Beethoven and Vaughan-Williams at St. Martin in the Fields.

Christopheris 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.