Bass-baritone Christopher Besch is proud to have performed in seven countries on three continents with such conductors as Lorin Maazel, Leonard Slatkin, and Jeffrey Thomas. He has been described as having "a commanding stage presence and rich resonance of deep bass sound" (DC Theatre Scene). Recently, Dr. Besch created the role of Apollo in the premiere of Anthony Brandt’s Kassandra with Opera in the Heights as well as the role of Peter Gray in the premiere of What Wings They Were: The Case of Emeline with Houston Grand Opera (HGOco). As a frequent performer of concert repertoire, Dr. Besch's recent appearances include Verdi’s Requiem with the Green Bay Civic Symphony, Haman in Handel's Esther with Ars Lyrica, Messiah with the Texas Master Chorale, and Mars in the American premiere of Handel’s Parnasso in Festa with American Bach Soloists. Additionally, he is a frequent soloist with Bach Society Houston and appeared with them at the 2017 Leipzig Bach Festival in Leipzig, Germany.