Christopher Nelson made his role debut of Don José in Natchez Festival Opera's 2016 production of "Carmen". Other performances in 2016 include Don Ottovio in Regina Opera's "Don Giovanni", Nemorino in "L'elisir d'amor" and Eisenstein in "Die Fledermaus" with Amore Opera
In 2017 Christopher will return to Natchez Festival Opera as Count Almaviva (cover) in Rossini's "The Barber of Seville". He will also be joining Opera North as Pinkerton (cover) in "Madama Butterfly".
In 2015, Christopher sang Fredric in "Pirates of Penzance" with both Nashville Opera and Natchez Festival Opera. He covered Pinkerton in "Madama Butterfly" with Natchez Festival of Music.
The 2014 season included Nemorino in "L'elisir d'amor" with New York Lyric Opera Theatre, Pintkerton (Madama Butterfly) with Amore Opera, and Alexander (New Moon) with Light Opera of New York.
Christopher performed the role of Lun Tha in The Ohio Light Opera's 2013 production of "The King and I". Earlier in the year, he made his debut with The Light Opera of New York as Karl in Victor Herbert's "Sweethearts". In 2012 he sang his first Alfredo in Verdi's "La Traviata" with Amore Opera as well as Ernesto in "Don Pasquale". Christopher was an Apprentice Artist with the Des Moines Metro Opera in 2011 where he sang Tamino in DMMO's outreach production of "Die Zauberflöte", and with Opera Santa Barbara in 2010.
Christopher received his Masters from Indiana University as a student of Carol Vaness. Christopher currently studies with Braeden Harris.