Seasons Horn

Severance Hall
January 18 – Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
January 20 – Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

Guest Artist

Christian Van Horn

American bass-baritone Christian Van Horn has appeared in many of the great opera houses of the world, from Chicago, Santa Fe, and San Francisco to Salzburg, Munich, and Rome. His schedule this season includes his return to New York’s Metropolitan Opera as Julio in the American premiere of Thomas Adés’s The Exterminating Angel as well as productions of Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Puccini’s La Bohéme. He also returns to the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Mephistopheles in Faust and to the Canadian Opera Company as the Emperor in Stravinsky’s The Nightingale. His concert repertoire ranges from Beethoven and Mozart to Tippett and other modern works. Mr. Horn has recorded the title role of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro for Sony Classical and also appeared in the MetOpera’s HD broadcast of Verdi’s Falstaff. He earned a master’s degree in music from Yale University and is a graduate of the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. His many awards include winner at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2003. He is making his Cleveland Orchestra debut with this weekend’s concerts. For more information, please visit