Christian Zaremba Headshot


French-American bass Christian Zaremba, hailed for “stealing the evening” (The Washington Post) and being “ideally cast as the assassin Sparafucile, emerging from the shadows with his seething bass-baritone,” is equally at home under the lights of an operatic drama as on a concert stage. In the 2021-2022 season, Mr. Zaremba made his role debut in the title role of Le nozze di Figaro with Austin Opera and his company debut with L’Opéra de Montréal as Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte. In Europe, he sang Sarastro with the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse and performed Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with the Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra. Other previous engagements include as Lesbo in an HD Broadcast of Sir David McVicar’s Agrippina with the Metropolitan Opera; Colline in La bohème with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Portland Opera and Opera Omaha; French General in Silent Night at Austin Opera, Nourabad in Les pêcheurs des perles at Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Sparafucile in Rigoletto at Opera Theatre of St. Louis; The King of Egypt in Aïda with the National Symphony Orchestra; Collatinus in The Rape of Lucretia, Passagallo in L’Opera Seria, and Dr. Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro with Wolf Trap Opera; Sarastro and Ashby in La fanciulla del West with Minnesota Opera; and the bass soloist in staged productions of David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion with the Glimmerglass Festival and Portland Opera.