CHRISTÓPHEREN NOMURA stands at the forefront of his generation of singers. He has performed throughout the world, hailed as one of classical music’s “rising stars” by the Wall Street Journal. He has earned a prominent place on the operatic, concert, and recital stages, appearing with the Boston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, and the Vancouver Symphony under such conductors as Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, James Conlon, Roger Norrington, Ton Koopman, Paul Goodman, and Jane Glover. He has sung at prominent Festivals in Cartagena, Aspen, Santa Fe, Marlboro, Tanglewood, Ravinia, La Jolla, and with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Operatic productions have included the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Hawaii Opera, Dallas Opera and Cincinnati Opera.
He sang Prince Yamadori in Martin Scorsese’s film of Madama Butterfly, Bernstein’s Mass at the Vatican for the 2000 “Jubilee Year,” the premiere of Philip Glass’ The Passion of Rama Krishna for the opening of Segerstrom Concert Hall, and appearances at Carnegie Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center, and as Artist-In-Residence with San Francisco Performances. He makes his Broadway debut in the role of Tatsuo Kimura in Allegiance.
Nomura has recorded for Sony, Dorian, Teldec, London, Denon, Telarc, TDK and L’oiseau Lyre labels. His recording of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 was nominated for a Grammy. He has been the recipient a Fulbright Grant and winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Naumburg, United States Information Agency Music Ambassadors and the Marilyn Horne Foundation competitions.