Christian Senn was born in Chile and lived for several years in Italy. After earning a master’s in biology, he entered the Academy of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan where he studied under Leyla Gencer, Luigi Alva and Vincenzo Manno. Particularly adept in the bel canto repertoire, his roster of roles include Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Berlin, Milan, Venice, Turin, Verona, Cagliari), Dandini in La Cenerentola (the Israeli Opera and the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino), Taddeo in L’Italiana in Algeri (Turin), Germano in La Scala di seta (Théâtre des Champs-Élysées), Filiberto in Il Signor Bruschino (Théâtre des Champs-Élysées), Pacuvio in La Pietra del paragone with the Matheus Ensemble (Paris, Parma), Enrico Ashton in Lucia di Lammermoor (Bergamo and Santiago, Chile), Belcore in L’elisir d’amore (Bologna), Biscroma Strappaviscere in Le Convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali and Malatesta in Don Pasquale (Milan’s La Scala). A renowned performer of the Mozartian repertoire he has appeared as the Count in Le nozze di Figaro (Milan, Naples, Potsdam), Papageno in Die Zauberflöte (Montpellier, Verona), Guglielmo in Così fan tutte (Bergamo, Santiago, Chile), and Achior in Betulia liberata.
He is also a regular performer of baroque opera (particularly Vivaldi and Handel) appearing in La Senna festegiante with Paul Goodwin, and as Astolfo in Orlando furioso which he performed at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées under the direction of Jean-Christophe Spinosi.
He played the title role in Bajazet with the Europa Galante Ensemble and Fabio Biondi and appeared in Alexander's Feast with Diego Fasolis. He has also sung Handel's Messiah with Rinaldo Alessandrini and appeared in Orlando (Zoroastre) in Valencia. His other roles include Pallante in Agrippina with René Jacobs at the Berlin Staatsoper and Leone in Tamerlano under the direction of Diego Fasolis at Milan’s La Scala. He has performed the title role of Porpora’s Polifemo at the Theater an der Wien and appeared as Albert in Werther at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo. He also sings oratorios and sacred music (Bach, Fauré, Mozart, Gounod, and Frank).
Don Parmenione (L’Occasione fa il ladro) at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Achilla (Giulio Cesare) at Milan’s La Scala, Marcello (La Bohème) at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, and Taddeo (L’Italiana in Algeri) at the Opéra Royal in Versailles.
Christian Senn is making his Paris Opera debut.