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Christopher Ventris (Tenor)

Born: 5th May 1960, London, England

Nationality: English

Christopher Ventris, born 1965, in London, is a British tenor. He is particularly known for his role as Parsifal which he performed at the Bayreuth Festival during the 2008, 2009, and 2010 Festival seasons.

Ventris studied at the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Joy Mammen.

After college he joined Glyndebourne Festival Opera winning the GTO Singers and John Christie awards. He went on to sing with other British companies, including Opera North and English National Opera. He sang the part of Robert Lonle in the first performance of Robert Saxton's Caritas and the combined role of Walter, Hugo and the old woman in the first performance of Judith Weir's opera Blond Eckbert.

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