BIOGRAPHY

The South African Bass Baritone Christiaan Snyman studied opera at the TUT Vocal Department in Pretoria and the College of Music at the University of Cape Town, South

Africa from 1994-2006.

Christiaan started singing professionally in 2001 in concerts and opera productions and oratorio in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, South Africa and Windhoek, Namibia.

 

In 2009 he moved to Germany where he sang in the Opera choir of the Stadt-theater Koblenz for 5 years where he also sang numerous small roles, such as the Priest in Die Zauberflöte and the First Soldier in Salome.

During his time in Koblenz, he also sang as a guest at the Kammeroper Frankfurt as Escamillo in Carmen and with Opera Classica Europa as Priest, Harnessed Man and Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte and in 2015 as Gran Sacerdote in Nabucco and Belcore in L'elisir d'amore.

Christiaan also regularly sings in Oratorio such as Bach's Weihnachtsoratorium and Matthäus-Passion, Händels Messiah, and Fauré's Requiem.

Christiaan sang the title role in Mozart's Don Giovanni in 2016 and the role of Scarpia in Tosca at the South African State Theatre in Pretoria, South Africa, with the Pretoria Symphony Orchestra, as well as the role of Ivan, in the musical Calling Me Home in Johannesburg in 2017.

In 2019 he sang the role of Wotan in Die Walküre with the Manhattan Opera Studio in New York.