Metropolitan Opera singer joins cast of 'It's Christmas in Downey' show

Christopher Job, a baritone singer with the Metropolitan Opera, will perform at the “It’s Christmas in Downey” show Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Downey Theatre.

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A graduate of Mater Dei High School and Cal State Fullerton, Job has been a house favorite at the Metropolitan Opera since the beginning of his career. He has been featured in six of their “Live in HD” broadcasts and has appeared in numerous other productions such as “Tosca” and “Macbeth.”

Other career highlights include creating the role of Sen. Thomas Jordan in the premiere of “The Manchurian Candidate” by Pulitzer Prize winning composer Kevin Puts with the Minnesota Opera and his debut with Ash Lawn Opera as Olin Blitch in “Susannah.”

Job made his Italian debut at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna as Sparafucile in “Rigoletto” and Il Podesta in Rossini’s “La Gazza Ladra.” He made his French debut as Alidoro in “La Cenerentola” with Le Festival Lyrique de Belle-Ile En Mer.

His concert appearances have included the Verdi and Mozart Requiems at Carnegie Hall and Barcelona’s Palau de la Musica Catalana, and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at Avery Fisher Hall.

Tickets to see “It’s Christmas in Downey” are now on sale and can be purchased online or by calling the Downey Theatre box office at (562) 861-8211.

EntertainmentStaff Report