Chris Carr, originally from Quasqueton, IA, attended Simpson College for his undergraduate and recently received his Masters degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. While in school he performed several roles including Silvio in Pagliacci, Master Ford in Falstaff, Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro and the title role of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. He also sang as the soloist in Kansas City Ballet’s recent Carmina Burana. Chris has sung for the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, Des Moines Metro Opera, Central City Opera and most recently as Yamadori in the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s Madame Butterfly. In March of 2011 Chris won the vocal division at the NAFTZGER music competition and in 2012 he was the Kansas City District winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions. He was also awarded a career development grant from the Sullivan Foundation. Some of his upcoming roles include Tarquinius in Rape of Lucretia at the Merola Opera Program in San Francisco and Dr. Malatesta in Don Pasquale with the Arizona Opera. Mr. Carr is currently the baritone apprentice artist for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City where he performed throughout the 2011-2012 season. In April he will sing Pish Tush in LOKC’s The Mikado.