Christopher Ventris made his professional debut at Glyndebourne as Vanya Kudryash in Janacek’s Katya Kabanova. Other Czech roles for this British tenor include Steva in Janacek’s Jenufa, which he sang for his debut at the Metropolitan Opera last season. Ventris’s U.S. debut, however, was German, with Wagner’s Parsifal; he sang the title role in 2000 at San Francisco Opera. Other U.S. credits include Florestan in Beethoven’s Fidelio with Washington Opera last May. Ventris has performed frequently in Europe; his roles there have included Sergei in Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in Brussels, Geneva, Madrid, and Barcelona, Max in Weber’s Freischütz in Cologne and in Milan, and the title role of Wagner’s Lohengrin in Bologna. In April this year, Ventris made his debut at Vienna Staatsoper as Parsifal. Upcoming engagements include another Sergei at Covent Garden and San Francisco Opera, the title role of Britten’s Peter Grimes in Barcelona, and Siegmund in Wagner’s Walküre at Vienna Staatsop. He made his debut at Seattle Opera singing Parsifal in August 2003.