Chris Filipowicz

Commander & Innkeeper (L’Oeste)
Chris Filipowicz
Chris Filipowicz, Commander & Innkeeper (L’Oeste)

Bass Christopher Filipowicz was most recently heard as the off stage voice in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of Janáček’s Jenůfa where he will be a regular member of the chorus beginning in the 2024/25 season. He was previously seen at Lyric as the servant in Verdi’s Macbeth and as the Speaking Priest in their 2017 production of Die Zauberflöte. In 2023 Christopher debuted with the chorus of the Metropolitan Opera for their performances of Verdi’s Rewuiem. As a former member of the Regular Chorus of San Francisco Opera, he made his mainstage debut as Une Voix in Massenet’s Manon during the 2017-18 season. He was also seen as Ed in Jake Heggie’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” with San Francisco Opera as well as with the San Francisco Choral Society in performances of Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor and Amy Beach’s Canticle of the Sun. Career highlights include Tom in Un ballo in maschera with Livermore Valley Opera as part of their 2017-18 season, Sarastro and Der Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte with Opera San Jose, Ferrando in Il trovatore with West Bay Opera, covering Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia at Music Academy of the West, Don Bartolo in Mozart’s Le nozzi di Figaro and Zuniga in Bizet’s Carmen as a young artist with Nashville Opera, as well as performances with Wolf Trap Opera, Sarasota Opera, and others. He holds degrees from DePaul University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and has studied voice with Dr. Julia Nielsen, Susan Charles, and Cesar Ulloa.