American bass-baritone Christian Pursell is quickly establishing himself as one of the rising stars of the next generation of singers.

Currently an Adler Fellow at the San Francisco Opera, this season he appeared onstage there as Walter Raleigh in Roberto Devereux, the Jailer in Tosca, Count Lamoral in Arabella, and as part of the Angel Quartet in Jake Heggie's It's a Wonderful Life. This spring he also sings the role of Samuel in Handel's Saul in performances with Philharmonia Baroque in both San Francisco and at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. This summer he covers the role of Zoroastro in Orlando and Escamillo in Carmen at the San Francisco Operaand next season he continues his second year as an Adler Fellow with roles in several of the company's 19/20 season productions and returns to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for performances of Handel's Messiah. 

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