Photo: Sebastian Charlesworth
Northern Irish baritone, Christopher Cull, is an alumnus of Queen’s University Belfast, The Royal Irish Academy of Music, and the Opera Course at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Christopher studies with Robert Dean.
Roles include Marcello, La bohème (Opera Holland Park Christine Collins YAP); 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); Collatinus, The Rape of Lucretia (Irish Youth Opera).
Recent concert engagements include Johannes-Passion (RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra), Elijah (Jubilate Choir), Monteverdi Vespers 1610 (Sheffield Oratorio Chorus), Ein deutsches Requiem (The Angmering Chorale), Messiah (Aberdeen Choral Society) and a concert of arias with the Ulster Orchestra broadcast by the BBC. Future plans include Masetto (Don Giovanni) with Northern Ireland Opera and his Barbican Hall debut in Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast with the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.
Christopher is a BBC/Arts Council of Northern Ireland Young Musicians’ Platform Winner, 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.