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Christòpheren Nomura

Christòpheren Nomura, who last appeared with Music of the Baroque in March 2012, has performed on opera, concert, and recital stages throughout the world. A noted Mozartean, he is known for his portrayals of Don Giovanni, Papageno, the Count, and Guglielmo, and has performed these roles with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Hawaii Opera, and Opera Carolina. He is equally well known for Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, in which he appeared as both Prince Yamadori and the Imperial Commissioner, and sung the role of the Prince for his debuts with the Boston Symphony under Seiji Ozawa, Dallas Opera, and Cincinnati Opera. 

Christòpheren Nomura has appeared with many prominent North American orchestras, including the San Francisco Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Vancouver Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and the Boston Pops. Conductors with whom he has worked include Leonard Bernstein, James Conlon, Sergiu Comissiona, Christof Perick, Roger Norrington, Christopher Hogwood, Ton Koopman, Bruno Weil, Andrew Parrott, and Nicholas McGegan. He is a regular guest artist with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra under Carl St. Clair and the North Carolina Symphony with Grant Llewellyn.

A Bach specialist, Christòpheren Nomura has been a frequent performer with the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Carmel Bach Festival, Baldwin-Wallace Bach Festival, Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Early Music Festival, Boston Baroque, and the Berkshire Choral Festival, and has also appeared with Apollo’s Fire and Tafelmusik. His collaborations with such ensembles as the S’Kampa, Boromeo, and St. Lawrence String Quartets and with pianists Martin Katz, Dalton Baldwin, Charles Wadsworth, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and William Bolcom have brought him to the leading American chamber music festivals in Santa Fe, Marlboro, Tanglewood, La Jolla, Spoleto, Music @ Menlo, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

Christòpheren Nomura has given more than 250 recitals throughout North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa. He has appeared at Lincoln Center, the “Making Music” series at Carnegie Hall, the Celebrity Series in Boston, Ravinia, the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and the Vancouver Recital Society, frequently combining performances with in-depth residencies.

Christòpheren Nomura has recorded with Sony, Dorian, Teldec, London, Denon, TDK, L’Oiseau Lyre, Well-Tempered Productions, and Center Stage Records.  His Telarc recording of the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 was nominated for a Grammy, and All is Bright with Grant Llewellyn and Handel and Haydn Society made the Billboard Classical charts and was named Musicweb International’s “Recording of the Month.”

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