Christopher Diffey - Tenor

***Christopher will join the Nationaltheater Mannheim!! - see the News and Diary pages***

*** Watch two brand new videos on Christopher’s youtube channel here or in Movie***

*** Listen to two brand new recordings in Music***

***check out the reviews for Christopher’s most recent performance as Calandrino here***

***check out Christopher in The Guardian here***

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Last updated September 1, 2016


Christopher Diffey is a tenor much in demand for his versatility, embracing music from the Baroque right through to new commissions, in both the UK and on the continent. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music Opera Course, Christopher is originally from Melbourne, Australia.

Since moving from Australia, Christopher’s work has taken him throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, including to the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Volkstheater Rostock, Linbury Theatre Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Scottish Opera, Opera North, Garsington Opera and most recently Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam.

His stage work includes much of the standard tenor repertoire, including Count Almaviva, Rodolfo - in OperaUpClose’s Olivier Award winning production of La Bohème, Cavaradossi, Don Jose, Ernesto, Erisso (Rossini), Fenton, and many of Gilbert & Sullivan’s leading tenors. Christopher also has a keen interest in contemporary opera, having performed in numerous world premieres for Tête à Tête Opera, and other companies at the forefront of modern opera production. He has worked with conductors including Sir Colin Davis, David Parry, Laurence Cummings and Re Jacobs, and directors John Copley, Richard Jones, Katie Mitchell and Simon Callow.

Recordings include the role of Condulmiero for Garsington Opera in their production of Rossini’s  Maometto Secondo, available on CD here.

In September 2016, Christopher is delighted to be joining the ensemble at the Nationaltheater Mannheim. This is for the 2016/17, and 2017/18 seasons. On top of this, he will be reprising the title role in Candide at the Volkstheater Rostock, between September and December 2016.

Please browse the site and have a look and a listen to the work of Christopher Diffey.

** Christopher is represented by Neil Dalrymple at Music International. If you would like to contact them about prospective work, please do so by emailing Dan Allwood on

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“The tenor Christopher Diffey...His voice has grown in substance and tonal richness, and his performance has gained in depth and amplitude...”

Margaret Davies, Opera Jan 2015

“...the quite beautiful light tenor sound of British-based Australian Christopher Diffey, who made of Goro...a splendid, fretful, shivery character with a keen eye for acting detail...”

Roderic Dunnett, seenandheard Mar 2016