This site has been developed by Christopher Goldsack.

Christopher was interviewed recently about his past as a singer and his interest in French music: read interview.

Christopher singing O ma belle rebelle
by Gounod to a text by de Baïf,
accompanied by Claire Toomer.

A physics graduate from Cambridge University, Christopher trained as a singer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Lyon Opera Studio. Speaking fluent French he was readily integrated into several of Lyon Opera's productions, and in particular French language productions. He was the Grandfather Clock and Cat in the award winning video film of Ravel's L'Enfant et les Sortilèges. He won the Grand Prix at the Toulouse International Singing Competition, the Grand Prix Paul Derennes for French Mélodie at the Paris International Singing Competition and numerous other prizes for French song.

He has had a busy performing career working for all the major British opera companies, performing operatic roles such as Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus for Welsh National Opera. He has also enjoyed singing in oratorio, but it is as a recitalist, and above all as a singer of French song, that he is best known - recording numerous radio recitals for BBC Radio 3. With his wife and recital partner, mezzo-soprano Janet Shell, he was the first singer to sing live on Classic FM radio.

Christopher singing La grotte by Debussy
to a text by Tristan l'Hermite
accompanied by John Flinders.

He now concentrates on education, with an extensive private practice, and a growing interest in choral direction. He was acting Head of Voice at the London College of Music and has also given classes in French song at the Guildhall School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, and he is widely recognised as one of the most respected French language coaches for singers in Britain.

The development of this site testifies to his continued passion for education and French vocal music.

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Christopher was interviewed recently about his past as a singer and his interest in French music. Click to Read interview.