Tenor Christian Reinert is a talented, young, and exciting tenor on the rise in the operatic world, his voice described by the New York Times as having “an appealing smoothness and assurance.” In recent seasons Christian sang Rodolfo in La bohème for DiCapo Opera, Roméo in Roméo et Juliette for the Townsend Opera Players, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly for Opera Roanoke, and made his Carnegie Hall debut in Matias Seyber’s Ulysses with the American Symphony Orchestra. Last season Christian reprised the title role in Roméo et Juliette with Livermore Valley Opera, was featured as a soloist with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and sang Rodolfo in La bohème in Fresno, CA.
In 2010 Mr. Reinert returned to Minnesota Opera to sing Narraboth in their production of Salome and covered the role of Ecclitico in Gotham Chamber Opera’s production of Haydn’s rarely seen Il mondo della luna. Engagements for 2008-2009 included Cassio in Otello with Kentucky Opera, Edmondo in Manon Lescaut with New Orleans Opera, and Alfredo in La traviata with Opera Birmingham.
In the summer of 2006 he gained critical acclaim after stepping into the role of Steva in Janacek’s Jenůfa for an ailing colleague at Glimmerglass Opera where he was covering the role, as well as singing the Prussian Officer in the premiere performances of The Greater Good. He returned to Glimmerglass Opera in 2007 singing the roles of the 2nd Shepherd and Spirit in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo and covering the role of Heurtebise in Phillip Glass’s Orphée. The 2007-2008 season saw him as a Resident Artist with The Minnesota Opera where he sang the roles of Armfelt in Un ballo in maschera, Roméo in Roméo et Juliette and Eliates in The Fortunes of King Croesus. In the summer of 2008 he sang the role of Arturo and covered Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor for Ft. Worth Opera and made his debut in the role of Don Jose for Ashlawn Opera’s Carmen.
While attending the Manhattan School of Music, Mr. Reinert was prominently featured in the school’s opera prodctions having performed Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Lysander in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Bénédict in Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict. In addition to Glimmerglass Opera and The Minnesota Opera, he has been a part of the Baltimore Opera Studio and participated in outreach programs with Palm Beach Opera as well as being involved in summer opera festivals in Italy, Israel, Arkansas and New York.
On the concert platform Mr. Reinert has been heard as a soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, Dubois’ The Seven Last Words of Christ, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Randall’s The Peaceable Kingdom and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasia. He has been a winner of the Palm Beach International Opera Competition and has received numerous scholarships. Mr. Reinert began his serious pursuit of vocal studies under the tutelage of the renowned Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Mignon Dunn.