Longo is an exciting rising tenor who has an “unperturbed purity of tone,”
“precise pitch placement,” and “strong dramatic presence” (Democrat and Chronicle).
In the 2022-23 season, he sings Gherardo in Gianni Schicchi and Trial by Jury
at Salt Marsh Opera. Last season debuted the role of Ferrando in Mozart’s
Così fan tutte at St. Petersburg Opera.
Most recently, Chris performed the Prince in Opera Steamboat productiont of Rusalka with orchestra. In the 2018-19 season, he originated the role of the Fisherman in Opera Tampa’s world-premiere of Anton Coppola’s Lady Swanwhite. He also debuted with the company in 2018 as the Defendant in Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial By Jury. In the same season Chris made his company debut as Alfredo in St Petersburg Opera and covered Verdi’s La Traviata. He was an Apprentice Artist with Sarasota Opera. He was invited back the following season to cover Giuseppe in La Traviata . He made his Central City Opera debut as Alfredo in La Traviata as a member of the prestigious Bonfils-Stanton Apprentice Artist Training Program.
Other operatic credits include George in Rorem’s Our Town, Padre in Wasserman’s Man of La
Mancha, Frederick in G&S, Pirates of Penzance, Herr Vogelsang in Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor, Orphée in Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers, Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, Les Fils in Poulenc’s Lesmamelles de Tirésias, and Bardolfo in Verdi’ Falstaff.
Christopher was a violinist, and pursued a violin performance degree until he was
encouraged by his then-voice teacher to switch to the voice program. He holds a Master of Music degree in Voice from the Eastman School of Music, and a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance from Florida State University.
He and his wife, soprano Lauren Frey, live in Pittsburgh with their dog, Winston, and baby
daughter, Sofia. Together, they own their music studio and recording business, Frey Longo Music Studio.