Chris Carducci had recently appeared at Carnegie Hall, where he presented selections from Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch for The Marilyn Horne Foundation’s THE SONG CONTINUES…2005. Acclaimed as a recitalist, Carducci was equally at home on the opera stage and performed with IU Opera Theater as Prosdocimo in The Turk in Italy, Mozart’s Count Almaviva and Guglielmo, as well as the title role, in Gianni Schicchi, Malatesta in Don Pasquale, and Sid in Albert Herring.
In 2005, he created the role of Pontius Pilate in Pilatus, a new opera by Robert Samels. A two-time winner of the Dr. Marjorie Conrad Peatee Art Song Competition, he had worked with the Toledo Opera as a resident artist, Carmel Bach Festival, Michigan Opera Works, and the Perrysburg Symphony.
The Monroe, MI, native began his vocal studies with Virginia Starr and Andreas Poulimenos at Bowling Green State University, where he earned the degree of Bachelor of Music in Education with a Choral emphasis. Carducci was a student of Timothy Noble in the master’s program at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.
Carducci was scheduled to perform the title role in Mozart's Don Giovanni in the 2006-7 IU Opera Theater Season.