2021–22 Season: Jacquino, Fidelio
San Francisco Opera Highlights: Dancaire, Carmen; Edmondo, Manon Lescaut; Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet; The Adlers: Live at the Drive-In
Tenor and third-year San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow Christopher Oglesby made his Company debut as Dancaïre in Carmen. With San Francisco Opera he sang Benvolio in Roméo et Juliette and Edmondo in Manon Lescaut. In 2021 he made his role and company debut as Boris in Kát’a Kabanová with West Edge Opera.
He was recently a Resident Artist at Utah Opera where he 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. As an education artist at The Dallas Opera, he appeared in Mozart’s Bastien and Bastienne and Davies’ The Three Little Pigs.
An active soloist and recitalist, Oglesby has performed with the Utah Symphony, Dallas Puccini Society, and in the Schwabacher Recital Series with San Francisco Opera. He holds Bachelor of Music degrees in Vocal Performance, Choral Education and Band Education from Lee University and a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of North Texas and is a recipient of the Richard F. Gold Career Grant.