Christian Simmons, bass-baritone, is a young artist that hails from the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. Christian has performed major roles with various festivals and organizations around the world. He has performed with the Morgan State University Theater and Opera Workshop in Baltimore, MD, the Castleton Music Festival in Castleton, VA, the Amalfi Coast Music Festival in Naples, Italy, and the Berlin Opera Academy in Berlin, Germany. Such performances include The Devil and Daniel Webster (Jabez Stone), The Wiz (Lion), Romeo et Juilliette (Duke), Le nozze di Figaro (Figaro), and L’incoronazione di Poppea (Seneca). Christian has been featured as the bass soloist in such works as G.F. Handel’s Messiah, J.S. Bach’s Magnificat, Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem, and Franz Schubert’s Mass in G Major.
Christian have received honorable awards such as winner in the National Association of Teaching Singing (NATS) 2016 regional competition, winner in the Harlem Opera Theater 2017 Vocal Competition, and an honorary lifetime membership in the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA).
Christian is a graduate from Morgan State University where he has studied in the studio of renowned bass-baritone, Mr. Kevin Short, and is a proud member of the nation's first and largest music fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America. Christian’s inspiration for singing comes from a quote from the late Dr. Nathan M. Carter, “Music is ministry, it has to go beyond the page, it must inspire.”