Vocalist - Baritone
Saint Louis 'Butterfly' Soars

"It was wonderful to hear Christopher Magiera again. His mellifluous, burnished baritone has taken on new weight since last I heard him, and he brought gravity and a sympathetic, bungled paternalistic concern to Sharpless. Mr. Magiera’s assured presence and luminous vocalizing were one of the evening’s great strengths."

James Sohre, Opera Today
A Beautiful 'Butterfly' Alights in St. Louis

"Christopher Magiera is very strong as Sharpless, the American Consul. Sharpless is Pinkerton's Jimminy Cricket-warning him not to do wrong. At the end he hasn't the courage to give Butterfly the full bad news, and with Pinkerton he indulges in a little 'I-told-you-so! I-told-you-so!' But Magiera fills the role with dignity and heart."

Steve Callahan, Broadway World
Madame Butterfly | Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

"Brandenberg (tenor) and Magiera (baritone) also shine in their roles as the story’s villain and well-meaning but ineffectual functionary, respectively."

Sarah Boslaugh, Playback:STL
Madama Butterfly - Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

"Some of the evening's best work came from Christopher Magiera as the fundamentally decent American consul, Sharpless, whose warnings to Pinkerton of the tragedy to come are blithely ignored. Magiera's portrayal combined a smooth, intelligently used baritone with acting ability of a high order."

Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Opera Theatre’s 'Madame Butterfly' is a winner

"Baritone Christopher Magiera, who has done such fine work with OTSL in the past, once again delivers the goods as the American consul Sharpless, who tries, without success, to get Pinkerton to see the tragedy he will set in motion and to befriend the poverty-stricken Cio-Cio-San. It's a sympathetic portrayal, sung with genuine warmth and power."

Chuck Lavazzi, KDHX
Stunning ‘Dead Man Walking’ is a triumph for Fresno Grand Opera

"Christopher Magiera, as Joseph De Rocher, brought nuance and wrenching vocals to his role."

Donald Munro, Fresno Bee
Spontini's 'La Vestale' premieres as a concert performance at the Semperoper

“Baritone Christopher Magiera, in the role of the Roman general Licinius, possessed a bright timbre that lent an air of heroism to his lyrical lines. Magiera imbued each phrase with palpable yearning and served as the opera’s primary source of dramatic pull.”

Melanie O'Neill, Examiner
'Don Giovanni' full of laughter, heart

“Magiera conveys the Don's viciousness, channelling James Dean all the way through, singing with a forceful and menacing tone.”

Kelly Dean Hansen, Daily Camera
The Death of Klinghoffer

“The excellent Christopher Magiera takes the role of the Captain with aplomb. He exudes an authority which is reflected in his confident vocal delivery. Magiera’s cantabile was gorgeous, his first act aria, 'I have often reflected that his is no ship” being a case in point.'"

Colin Clarke, Seen and Heard International
Santa Fe Musical Delights

“We were similarly blessed with our Valentin, Christopher Magiera, embodying the soldier with a manly, vibrant baritone of uncommon distinction. His 'Avant de quitter' was a high point of the show, with ringing top notes, and his death scene was undeniably affecting.”

James Sohre, Opera Today
The Death of Klinghoffer - Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

“As the Captain, Magiera used his handsome voice and clear, natural phrasing to great effect as a sympathetic Everyman.”

Judith Malafronte, Opera News

“Among a uniformly outstanding cast, Christopher Magiera, a handsome baritone, stands out as a warm, brave and sympathetic Captain.”

Steve Smith, New York Times
Opera Theatre of St. Louis unveils a gorgeous 'Eugene Onegin'

"Baritone Christopher Magiera, making his OTSL debut in the title role, has an unsympathetic fellow to portray, but brought out Onegin’s complexities, sang beautifully and certainly looked the part as Tatiana’s concept of the maiden’s prayer answered."

Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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