The British singer Christopher Maltman is one of the leading baritones of our times. Now he is back at Oper Frankfurt, where he has given a recital and thrilled audiences singing the title roles in Simon Boccanegra and Billy Budd and Rodrigo in Don Carlo, to sing Guy de Montfort (role debut) in The Sicilian Vespers. Other engagements this season are Mandryka in Arabella and Ford in Falstaff at the Vienna State Opera, Don Giovanni at the Staatsoper unter den Linden in Berlin, Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and Graf Tamare in Schreker's Die Gezeichneten at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. Future plans include more new Verdi roles: Rigoletto and Giorgio Germont (La traviata). Recent engagements have included Enrico Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor) at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, Don Giovanni at the Edinburgh International Festival, Eugen Onegin at the Vienna State Opera, Wozzeck at the Nationale Opera in Amsterdam and Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) and Lescaut (Manon Lescaut) at the Met. Winner of the Lieder Prize at the 1997 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, he has given recitals at the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Carnegie Hall and Wigmore Hall and at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg, Aldeburgh and Edinburgh festivals. His wide and varied discography includes a Grammy winning recording of John Coriglianos’ The Ghosts of Versailles.