• Christopher Tin

    "Even without the new ending — and Tin’s splendid musical additions, which draw sensibly from Puccini’s score while applying an entirely new emotional finish — Zambello’s “Turandot” crackles with fresh energy and some truly extraordinary singing." - Washington Post

  • Christopher Tin

    "Tin’s music is muscular and modern without losing satisfying, even gorgeous melodic lines." - DC Theater Arts

  • Christopher Tin

    "This new World Premiere also adds the enticing music of composer Christopher Tin to the finale of this production---so we have the ravishingly soaring music of the revered composer Giacomo Puccini as well as the contributions of this refreshing modern composer." - Broadway World

  • Christopher Tin

    "[Tin's] music convincingly extends Puccini’s idiom to encompass these new dramatic ideas, and draws out shades of meaning that the libretto implies." - Washington Classical Review


Washington National Opera - Turandot

'Turandot' Reviews

Washington National Opera's production of 'Turandot', with a new ending by Christopher, was a smash hit. The entire run sold out prior to opening night, with rave reviews and coverage from The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, NPR and Associated Press.

Washington National Opera - Turandot

'Turandot' Tickets Available

Christopher's new ending to Giacomo Puccini's unfinished masterpiece 'Turandot' is premiering at the Kennedy Center on May 11th. A commission from Washington National Opera, 'Turandot' features a new libretto by Emmy-winning playwright Susan Soon He Stanton. There are seven performances thoughout the month of May, and tickets are available at the Kennedy Center website.

Chromatica Chorale

New Work: 'Transfigurations'

Chromatica Chorale of Northern California has commissioned a new work from Christopher. Entitled 'Transfigurations', it's a setting of a suite of poems by celebrated choral lyricist Charles Anthony Silvestri. Tickets to the world premiere are available at the Chromatica Chorale's website.

Guggenheim Museum: Works and Process

'Works and Process' at the Guggenheim

Christopher has been invited to speak at the Guggenheim Museum as part of their 'Works and Process' lecture series, where the world's great creative minds give an exclusive look inside their creative process. He will be discussing his new completion of Puccini's final opera 'Turandot', alongside librettist Susan Soon He Stanton and artistic director Francesca Zambello. More information is available on the Events page.

The Lost Birds

'The Lost Birds: Choral Edition' Out Now

Christopher has released a new EP of five tracks from his latest GRAMMY-nominated album, 'The Lost Birds', now performed a cappella by VOCES8. You can read more about 'The Lost Birds: Choral Edition' here: here.


Venue Change: Carnegie Hall

Christopher will be returning to Carnegie Hall exactly five years after making his conducting debut in the legendary venue. This time he'll be conducting a program of his greatest hits with full orchestra and mega-choir, presented by DCINY. For more information (including application process for singers to participate), visit the Events page. (Note: this concert was previously scheduled for Lincoln Center.) Photo by Dan Wright.

60 Minutes - Yannick Nezet-Seguin

Yannick Nezet-Seguin Conducts 'Sogno di Volare' on 60 Minutes

Yannick Nezet-Seguin, one of the leading conductors of the day, was profiled on the iconic news show '60 Minutes'. In one scene, he visits the Philadephia High School for Creative and Performing Arts, and rehearses their orchestra and choir for an upcoming performance of 'Sogno di Volare'. Watch the full segment on YouTube.

Washington National Opera - Turandot

Opera Commission: a New Ending to Puccini's 'Turandot'

Christopher has been commissioned by Washington National Opera to compose a new ending to Giacomo Puccini's great unfinished masterpiece 'Turandot'. Although home to one of the most recognizable arias in opera, "Nessun Dorma", Puccini died before he could complete the work. Christopher, along with playwright Susan Soon He Stanton (HBO's Succession), will be creating a new ending that gives Princess Turandot the resolution she deserves, while also bringing Puccini's final masterpiece into the 21st century. The new production will premiere at the Kennedy Center on May 11th, 2024.

Stay At Home Choir - Baba Yetu

Stay At Home Choir to Perform 'Baba Yetu'

Christopher is once again collaborating with Stay At Home Choir to produce a virtual reality recording of 'Baba Yetu'. In addition to creating a recording and YouTube video, as they did last year with 'Sogno di Volare', SAHC is partnering with Brunel University to create a 360° video and spatial audio experience. For more information on SAHC and how to join, click here.

The Lost Birds

The Lost Birds Earns Critical Praise

Christopher's latest album, 'The Lost Birds', has received excellent reviews from critics, including BBC's In the Studio, PRI's The World, Apple Music, and many more. The album has been called "a requiem for the ages", "poetry of a high order", and "a thing of great beauty". You can read more reviews here.

Stanford Live

Scala Radio Residency

Christopher has been invited to be a guest presenter as part of the Scala Radio Residency. Once a month for four months, he will present some of his favorite music from the concert hall, the film screen, and the video game world. You can tune in or learn more at scalaradio.co.uk.

2 GRAMMY® Nominations

Two GRAMMY® 2023 Nominations

Christopher has received two nominations for the 2023 GRAMMY Awards®. His latest album The Lost Birds was nominated in the 'Best Classical Compendium' category, and his score for the game 'Old World' was nominated in the 'Best Score Soundtrack For Video Games' category. The winners will be announced on February 5th, 2023.

New Album Out Now

Yamaha Artist

Christopher is officially a Yamaha Artist. He joins a roster of elite musicians with Yamaha's endorsement, and who use Yamaha instruments to create their music.

New Album Out Now

'The Lost Birds' Out Now

The Lost Birds is now available for purchase and streaming everywhere. The release is paired with a new music video for the album's final track, "Hope is the Thing With Feathers" which can be viewed here.

Lost Birds Octavos

'The Lost Birds' Choral Octavos Available Now

Hal Leonard has released three choral octavos from Christopher's upcoming album The Lost Birds: "The Saddest Noise", "Wild Swans", and "All That Could Never Be Said". These octavos present the movements as SATB divisi a cappella. They can be purchased here.