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Chris Withrow

Dr. Christopher Withrow




Baritone Christopher Withrow has been an active performer with Townsend Opera Players, Northstar Opera Company, Modesto Symphony Orchestra, Shasta College, Simpson University, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Opera Theater and other ensembles in the southwestern region.  A native of Redding, California, Dr. Withrow has been seen in the title role in Gianni Schicchi, Papageno in The Magic Flute, and Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro. He has performed with Townsend Opera as Doctor Grenville in La Traviata, Le Dancaïre in Carmen, and Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly.  Concert works to his credit include Johannas Brahm’s Ein Deutches Requiem, Ralph Vaughan William’s Dona Nobis Pacem, Gabriel Faure’s Requiem, W. A. Mozart's Vesperae Solennes De Confessore, J. S. Bach's Coffee Cantata, Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, and Felix Mendelssohn's Psalm 42.  Dr. Withrow began his studies Robert and Dr. Elizabeth Waterbury at Shasta College and holds a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from California State University, Stanislaus, where he was a student of Joseph Wiggett and a Master of Music degree in vocal performance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Music where he was a student of Tod Fitzpatrick. In addition, he was the 2011 CSU Stanislaus solo competition winner, the 2015 NATS district winner, the 2019 Vann Vocal Institute winner, and the recipient of a major scholarship from the McConnell Foundation.  In 2016, Mr. Withrow was awarded a Graduate Assistantship at the University of Alabama where he recently completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree studying with Paul Houghtaling. Recently Dr. Withrow has appeared with the UA Opera Theatre as Eisenstein in Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus and will perform as James Agee in the world premiere of Joseph Lander’s Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.