Style: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre
Title: Vocal Teacher/Coach
Bio: Baritone, Dr. Christopher O’Rear is Assistant to the Director of Music at First United Methodist Church of Tuscaloosa. A frequently sought after soloist in both concert and oratorio, Dr. O’Rear has a deeply varied repertoire, covering a broad scope of roles from opera, oratorio, and the recital stage. Some of his more notable roles are Tonio in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, Scarpia in Puccini’s Tosca, and Bud in Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring. Among his oratorio credits are myriad well received performances of Händel’s Messiah, Bach’s St. John Passion (Jesus, Pilate), Orff’s Carmina Burana, Brahms Ein Deutches Requiem, Fauré’s Requiem, and Mozart’s Requiem.
Dr. O’Rear holds degrees from Winthrop University, Samford University, and The University of Alabama. He serves as a faculty member at the Bassi Brugnatelli International Conducting and Singing Symposium held annually in Robbiate, Italy during the summer months. In the past, he has given leadership to the outreach program at Opera in the Ozarks in Eureka Springs, Arkansas and has worked as both Young Artist and featured soloist with The Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Voice Type: Baritone
Music Styles Taught: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I offer lessons in a group environment