Christopher Willoughby


English tenor Christopher Willoughby began his training as a chorister at Westminster Abbey. He graduated Royal Holloway, University of London in 2021 with a First Class degree in Music before moving to Vienna to continue his studies at the MDW with Margit Klaushofer and Michael Schade KS. In 2021 Christopher was chorus in L’Elisir d’Amor with Waterperry Opera Festival and made his debut in the role of Grimoaldo in Handel’s opera, Rodelinda at the Schlosstheater Schönbrunn Palace. Last summer, Christopher debuted at the Internationale Barocktage Stift Melk in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, which was broadcast live on national television, before travelling to California to take part in The Music Academy of the West. Christopher appeared as Osmida in Holzbauer’s Der Tod der Dido, with the Teatro Barocco in Vienna, and performed the title role in Mozart’s Idomeneo this spring. He joins the Opera Studio at Opernhaus Zürich next in the fall.​