Tenor and second year Adler Fellow Christopher Oglesby made his San Francisco Opera house debut as Dancaïre in Carmen. Last fall he sang Benvolio in Romeo and Juliette and Edmondo in Manon Lescaut. In 2020 he will make his role and company debut as Boris in Kát’a Kabanová with the West Edge Opera. He was most recently a Resident Artist at Utah Opera where he sang Tybalt in Roméo et Juliette and was the tenor soloist for Handel’s Messiah with the Utah Symphony. As a participant of the 2018 Merola Opera Program, he debuted as Tom Rakewell in The Rake's Progress.
As an education artist at The Dallas Opera, he appeared in Mozart’s Bastien and Bastienne and Davies’ The Three Little Pigs. An active soloist and recitalist, Oglesby has performed with the Utah Symphony, Dallas Puccini Society, and in the Schwabacher Recital Series at San Francisco Opera. He holds Bachelor of Music degrees in Vocal Performance, Choral Education and Band Education from Lee University and a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of North Texas and is a recipient of the Richard F. Gold Career Grant.
"Beautifully sensitive singing..."
composer and former Washington Post music critic
"Adler Fellow Christopher Oglesby was
an interesting and vocally impressive Edmondo"