Tenor Christopher Oglesby
ROLES PREPARED AND/OR PERFORMED:
Alfredo – La traviata
Boris – Kát'a Kabanová
Caesar – Antony and Cleopatra (Adams)
David – Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Der Steuermann – Der fliegende Holländer
Des Grieux – Manon
Duca di Mantua – Rigoletto
Edmondo – Manon Lescaut
Eros – Antony and Cleopatra (Adams)
Fenton – Falstaff
First Commissioner – Dialogues des Carmélites
Greenhorn – Moby-Dick
Jaquino – Fidelio
L'Aumonier – Dialogues des Carmélites
Lensky – Eugene Onegin
Luke – The Handmaid's Tale
Nemorino – L'elisir d'amore
Pinkerton – Madama Butterfly
Pylade – Iphigenie au Tauride
Rodolfo – La bohème
Roméo – Roméo et Juliette
Runuccio – Gianni Schicchi
Tom Rakewell – The Rake's Progress
Tybalt – Roméo et Juliette
Woz – The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs
Young Sailor – Tristan und Isolde
ROLES IN PREPARATION AND/OR CONSIDERATION:
Edgardo – Lucia di Lammermoor
Hoffmann – Les Contes d'Hoffmann
American tenor Christopher Oglesby made his San Francisco Opera debut as an Adler Fellow during the 2018-2019 season as Dancaïre in Carmen, later singing Benvolio in Roméo et Juliette, Edmondo in Manon Lescaut, Jaquino in Fidelio, and covering Ferrando in Così fan tutte during his subsequent years as an Adler Fellow (2020, 2021).
During the 2021-2022 season, Oglesby’s continued assignments with San Francisco Opera included a cover of Caesar in Antony and Cleopatra and performances as First Commissioner in Dialogues des Carmélites.
As a Resident Artist with Utah Opera during the 2017-2018 season, Oglesby 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.
An active soloist and recitalist, Oglesby has performed for the SF Film Festival, Dallas Puccini Society, Vallejo Festival Orchestra, and in the Schwabacher Recital Series at San Francisco Opera. Oglesby is a recipient of the Richard F. Gold Career Grant.
Most recently, Christopher made his role and company debut with Sarasota Opera as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly during the 2022-2023 season, and a role and company debut with West Edge Opera as Boris in Kát’a Kabanová in 2021.
Forthcoming seasons will include mainstage debuts as Rodolfo in La bohème and Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor.