Christopher Bowen, originally from New Zealand, moved to Dublin from London in 2020.
Opera appearances include The Queen in Todd’s Alice in Wonderland for Opera Collective Ireland, Samuel Beckett in Smail’s Blue Electric and a staging of Britten’s Canticles. He was Rawley Beaunes in Alasdair Nicolson’s The Iris Murder, the Black Monk in Maxwell Davies’ Taverner for BBC Radio 3 and Acteon in Charpentier’s Acteon.
In concert, Christopher recently premiered Ina Boyle’s Lament for Bion. Other performances include Purcell’s The Indian Queen at Stour festival, Handel’s Solomon at the Dublin Handel Festival, Messiah with the Irish Baroque Orchestra, Bach’s Weihnachts-Oratorium with the Academy of Ancient Music, Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius and Britten’s War Requiem.
He recorded song cycles by Lyell Cresswell for The Art of Black and White, Purcell duets for The Hibernian Muse with the Irish Baroque Orchestra, the world premiere of Vaughan Williams’ A Cambridge Mass, Delius’ Song of the High Hills and Janácek’s Excursions of Mr Broucek.