American bass-baritone Christian Van Horn made his San Francisco Opera debut in 2010 as the King of Egypt (Aida) and returned later that fall as the Bailiff (Werther), the Bonze (Madama Butterfly), and Timur (Turandot). His most recent Company appearances were as Angelotti (Tosca) in 2012 and the Four Villains (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) in 2013. A graduate of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Center, his roles with that company include Nourabad (Les Pêcheurs de Perles), Brander (La Damnation de Faust), Crespel (Tales of Hoffmann), and Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor). Recently, Van Horn appeared as Colline (La Bohème) at Bavarian State Opera and the Santa Fe Opera, Zuniga (Carmen) at the Salzburg Festival and with the Berlin Philharmonic, Banquo (Macbeth) in Geneva, and the title role of Le Nozze di Figaro with Russia’s Perm Opera. Other career highlights include the title role of Le Nozze di Figaro in Stuttgart, Colline at Los Angeles Opera, Timur with the Dallas Opera, and creating the roles of Karenin in David Carlson’s Anna Karenina with Florida Grand Opera and the Emperor in Tan Dun’s Tea: A Mirror of the Soul at Santa Fe Opera. Engagements in the current season include Pistola (Falstaff) and Colline at the Metropolitan Opera and Publio (La Clemenza di Tito) with Lyric Opera of Chicago.