Christian Helmer followed vocal training at the École Normale de Musique in Paris. In 2004, at the International Opera Singing Competition of Marmande, he won the CNIPAL Prize and went on to perfect his skills at that institution during the 2004 / 2005 season. Since then, he has participated in numerous productions: Guglielmo (Così fan Tutte) at the Feldkirch and Antibes Festivals, Le Bret (Alfano’s Cyrano de Bergerac) alongside Placido Domingo at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and the Teatro Real in Madrid, Lodovico (Otello) at the Montpellier Opera and the Gelsenkirchen Opera, Schaunard (La Bohème) at the Tours Opera and the Limoges Opera, Colline (La Bohème) at the Beiteddine Festival (the Chorégies d’Orange production) and at the Salle Pleyel, Amantio di Nicolao (Gianni Schicchi) at the Paris Opera, the title role in Don Giovanni at the Lacoste, Antibes and Chartres Festivals, Escamillo (Carmen) at the Rouen Opera and the Opéra Royal in Versailles, Friauche (The Last Day of a Condemned Man) at the Avignon Opera alongside Roberto Alagna, as well as Masetto (Don Giovanni) under the musical direction of Jean-Claude Malgoire at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, where he also sang the roles of Orbozzano (Tancredi) and Lord Cecil (Maria Stuarda).
Christian Helmer has also performed in theatres abroad: Le Comte Ory, La Bohème, Otello, Donizetti’s L’Assedi di Calais, and L’Incoronazione di Poppea in Gelsenkirchen and Nuremberg, Don Giovanni in Dublin, Iphigénie en Aulide in Madrid and Amsterdam, and La Muette de Portici (Pietro) in Bari. More recently, he sang the role of Girot (Hérold’s Le Pré aux Clercs ) at the Opéra Comique, and Escamillo (Carmen) at the Avignon Opera. He has also performed Carmina Burana in concert at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.
Zuniga (Carmen) at the Aix Festival, and Don Estoban (Der Zwerg) at the Lille Opera and the Rennes Opera.