Various performance photographs

Critical acclaim

Toulouse International Singing Competition
He seduced the audience with an intentionally intimate programme which he interpreted with a rare subtlety and musicianship. Lyon Figaro

Verona recital
The English baritone Christopher Goldsack showed himself to be a remarkable interpreter... He is blessed with great flexibility, a studied diction, an uninhibited multilingual pronunciation and stylistic insight. L'Arena di Verona

Paris International Singing Competition
Christopher Goldsack has a great musicality. Singing Debussy and Poulenc, Roussel and Milhaud, Ravel and Caplet, he demonstrated rare professionalism and quite exceptional qualities in performance. Opéra International

Montevideo recital, Uruguay
The baritone Christopher Goldsack... has an absolutely delightful spinning tone and sings with a refined technique and an unparalleled musicianship, treating both music and words with equal care. El Païs

Recital with Janet Shell, Perpignan, France
Beautiful singing... in a moving "Lultima canzone" by Tosti or a fabulous "Fin ch'han dal vino" from Mozart's Don Giovanni.  Enormous variety!  Moments of delicious frisson, full clear sound, perfect intonation, warmth of tone... and humour building a close rapport with the packed and captivated audience. L'Indépendant

Carmen, Singapore
The most glamorous tones in this production belonged to Christopher Goldsack's Escamillo.  His youthful, dashing, handsome and high baritone was a breath of fresh air to those more used to seeing a much older bass-baritone singer in the role. The Straits Times

The Voice of Ariadne, Guildhall
Christopher Goldsack's saturnine looks and worried expression were just right for Count Marco; his well-produced baritone was also ideal for the role. Daily Telegraph

Don Pasquale, Welsh National Opera
Christopher Goldsack's slim Malatesta was exactly the kind of dangerous resourceful thinker to have imagined the conspiracy. Opera Magazine

Sample recordings

The following YouTube links will give an idea of the range of song repertoire that Christopher Goldsack enjoyed performing before deciding to further his career as a teacher:

O ma belle rebelle by Gounod
poem by Jean Antoine de Baif

piano - Claire Toomer

Related videos:
Le soir by Gounod
Venise by Gounod

Pueblito, mi pueblo by Guastavino

mezzo-soprano - Janet Shell
piano - John Flinders

Related videos:
L'addio by Donizetti
Guarda qui by Haydn
Pastorale by Saint-Saens
Pleurs d'or by Fauré

L'heure exquise by Hahn
poem by Paul Verlaine

piano - John Flinders

Related videos:
A Chloris by Renaldo Hahn

I'll see you again from Bitter Sweet by Noel Coward

mezzo-soprano - Janet Shell
piano - John Flinders

Related videos:
I Remember It Well from Gigi by Lerner and Loewe

My life's delight by Roger Quiter
poem by Thomas Campion

piano - John Flinders

Related videos:
My life's delight by Roger Quiter
Blow, blow thou winter wind by Madeleine Dring

La grotte by Debussy
poem by Tristan L'Hermite

piano - John Flinders

Related videos:
Foret by Andre Caplet

Ich wollt', meine Lieb' by Mendelssohn

mezzo-soprano - Janet Shell
piano - John Flinders

Related videos:
Komm herbei, Tod by Cornelius

L'adieu en barque by Andre Caplet
no. 5 from Cinq ballades de Paul Fort

piano - Claire Toomer

Related videos:
Cinq ballades de Paul Fort, nos. 1 and 2
Cinq ballades de Paul Fort, nos. 3 and 4

Dunque io son from Rossini's The Barber of Seville

mezzo-soprano - Janet Shell
piano - John Flinders

Matilda by Liza Lehmann

mezzo-soprano - Janet Shell
piano - John Flinders

Trois poemes de Ronsard et un de Clement Marot by Jean Rivier

piano - Claire Toomer

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