Carmina Burana- Ft. Wayne Phil
“The baritone, Christian Bowers, was the first of the soloists to be heard. He sang with a rich, resonant, and compelling voice that suited the earthiness of the texts.”
– Classical Connection Review with 89.1 WBOI
Orchestra Concert- Maryland Lyric Opera
"Baritone Christian Bowers, clarion-sharp and thrilling voice, grabbed hold of Ford’s jealousy and shook the rafters.
Lucia di Lammermoor- Lyrique-en-mer, Belle-Île, France
"Christian Bowers plays Ashton with a full voice, rich colors and a generous tone."
"To embody this authoritarian, imposing, rogue, viper, the dark voice of the baritone is powerful, well projected, homogeneous over the entire range."
Quartett- Oper Dortmund, Germany
“Bowers gives her invincible marquise a young velvety baritone and an with overall likeable teddy bear charm."
"The difference is also clear from the fact that the Valmont with Christian Bowers is extremely young. We experience a lyrically primed baritone whose sound is led with power and can go over the required extreme height effortlessly with command."
“Christian Bowers brought a warm and attractive baritone to his role. He also coped easily with the tessitura, often moving into an easy and rounded falsetto."
Cosi fan tutte- Teatru Manoel, Malta
"Christian Bowers rich baritone was an unquestionable delight."
President's Palace Recital, Malta
"Christian Bowers sang the Count's aria Hai già vinta la causa... from Le Nozze di Figaro and Deh vieni alla finestra from Don Giovanni. Really splendid: the mannerisms, the emotion - an unflinching grasp of his technical prowess. Dignified. Every word as clear as crystal. Christian Bowers has presence and is easy on the eye. Let me just say bravo e anche bello."
Silent Night- Washington National Opera
“Fellow baritone Christian Bowers was quite touching, vocally and dramatically, as the lieutenant’s sentimental aide-de-camp Ponchel” -Opera News
"Baritone Christian Bowers as Ponchel delivered a natural and very human performance."
Le nozze di Figaro – Pittsburgh Opera
“Christian Bowers’s aristocratic vocal elegance, for his part, was every inch the spoiled nobleman, delivering his aria—one of the harshest outpourings in the Mozart canon—with a sense for melodic line and every note exactly in place.”
Le nozze di Figaro- Teatru Manoel, Malta
"U.S. baritone Christian Bowers made an excellent Count in every way. Very dapper and confident at first, later one almost felt sorry for his being continuously thwarted from achieving his unholy mission."
South Pacific- Annapolis Opera
"Christian Bowers played Emile De Becque. If Clark Gable could sing and had a French accent, he’d have been Mr. Bowers. With an outstanding command of the stage, he is forceful and concentrated. His laser focus on his character comes through in every scene. With a voice that seemingly has no bottom notes too low, he can go from a purr to a growl and make every nuanced note believable and heartfelt."
"Christian Bowers as Emile de Becque was a sheer pleasure. His rich, deep Baritone voice boomed in “Some Enchanted Evening” and his passion and anger surged forth in “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught,” where he paced back and forth, letting loose his hatred of prejudice. He and Nora Graham-Smith had instant chemistry. Bowers also sang a hilarious rendition of “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair. His convincing French accent added to his character’s charm."
Carmen – Utah Opera
"Baritone Christian Bowers is the production's dashing Escamillo. His singing was suave and elegant . . ."
-Salt Lake Tribune
"Christian Bowers as Escamillo cut a fine figure as the bullfighter and shared a well-choreographed fight with José . . ."
Carmen – Washington National Opera
"Christian Bowers is one of the most intelligent singer-actors I have heard at WNO, and his work has always delighted me. His
brooding portrayal of Le Dancaire added dramatic strength to the production."
"Joined by Christian Bowers and Rexford Tester and Margaine herself, their Act III quintet was a dazzling example of ensemble control at reckless speed."
"Smaller but still key roles were convincingly and energetically sung by former or current members of WNO’s own Domingo- Cafritz Young Artists, who portrayed Carmen’s fellow smugglers, namely Le Dancaïre (Christian Bowers)"
-Communities Digital News
Candide – Glimmerglass Festival
"Christian Bowers has the biggest voice and, as his character Maximilian, the largest ego as well. His unabashed self-love is so amusing and his voice so “loverly” he nearly steals the show."
"New York baritone Christian Bowers, who had sung a lead role in last season’s Glimmerglass Festival dispatched the juicy role of Maximilian with distinction."
"Christian Bowers, properly bumptious as the fat-headed Maximilian"
The Little Prince – Washington National Opera
"Christian Bowers as the pilot and Henry Wager as the golden- haired boy share the stage for most of the evening, and what a glowing duo they make. Bowers, with his warm baritone sound and imposing physical presence, brings a kind of protective dignity to the pilot’s relationship with the little boy..."
"Christian Bowers was rock steady as the Pilot on opening night, guiding the narrative along while plaintively remembering his own lost past. Vocally, he added authority and hard-won wisdom to the strange menagerie that gradually paraded through his and the Prince’s deserts of memory."
"Bowers is a strong lead to ground the audience to reality, and he sings and acts his part with emotional integrity."
"Christian Bowers, carries the show in the leading role of The Pilot with a strong, clear voice."
La bohème – Washington National Opera
"One of the finest in this ensemble was Christian Bowers, who played Schaunard in both casts I caught. He was the flamboyant, risqué, and sexually ambivalent member of this rat pack. From his cavorting steps to the rakishly-gelled pompadour hairstyle, he showed himself to be a fearless original and a triple threat as a dancer, actor, and singer."
Awards Winners’ Concert – Giulio Gari Foundation
"The “Dunque Io Son” duet from Rossini’s Barber of Seville was brilliantly sung by mezzo soprano Shirin Eskandani with a strong assist by robust baritone Christian Bowers. It was a performance that harkens back to a golden age, a delicious confection to be savored..." ---Brooklyn Daily Eagle
An American Tragedy – Glimmerglass Festival
"In the leading role as Clyde, Christian Bowers impresses with the vocal and physical qualities that capture every moment of the joy, fear, and sorrow that besets this ambitious young man."
"Christian Bowers brought a sturdy baritone and a Gatsby-ish charm to the caddish Clyde. "
-Opera Magazine (UK)
"As Clyde Griffiths, the work’s protagonist, Christian Bowers revealed a warm, well-knit baritone..."
"Christian Bowers was perfect as the innocent-appearing, sociopathic Clyde."
"Baritone Christian Bowers, as the protagonist, convincingly moves from flattering playboy to condemned murderer."
"Baritone Christian Bowers was a suave and callous heartthrob as Clyde."
"The central role of Clyde Griffiths is a huge sing and baritone Christian Bowers was every inch the heart of the piece (if you think Clyde has a heart!...his instrument took on an inviting glow, and he found a good balance of bluster and conversational charm. His attractive presence embodies the social climber with aplomb. Throughout a tireless assault of musical demands, from the extremes of range, to the angularity of the phrases, to the shifting character development, Christian Bowers succeeded on every level. He is surely ready for whatever next big assignment comes his way."
"Clyde was played with secure acting, solid singing, and very nice legs by baritone Christian Bowers... This young man has the goods to portray the central character of a full length opera."
"Baritone Christian Bowers was in excellent voice and able to convince us that Clyde could be regarded sympathetically..."
"Christian Bowers offered a robust and pleasing baritone as Clyde"
Moby Dick – Washington National Opera
"...brought a beautiful voice and lively stage presence to his performance as Flask. These traits were also central to baritone Christian Bowers’s singing of Stubb, whose boisterous but good-hearted skylarking lightened the mood of the performance."
Uncle Alex – Washington National Opera
“Christian Bowers showed a beautiful baritone voice.”
-The Washington Post
“Christian Bowers, as the man whom they would call “Uncle Alex” and to whom their success to step out on American soil, imbues his character with a solid working-class nobility.”
Il barbiere di Siviglia – Academy of Vocal Arts
“Bowers ignited Figaro, immediately putting his imprint on the role with his mischievous entrance and aria, "Largo al Factotum della citta."
L’elisir d’amore – Academy of Vocal Arts
"Baritone Christian Bowers turned in strong vocals as Belcore."
The Merry Widow – Delaware Valley Opera
“This young man has a future in the world-class grand opera, with his stature, his stage presence and especially his vocal prowess... where he is eminently at the top of his form.”
-The River Reporter