"Christopher Moulds conducts the orchestra with winning vitality and feeling for the style."
New York Times
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Christopher Moulds is in demand at opera houses throughout Europe, appearing at the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Bolshoi Theatre, Essen’s Aalto Theater, Netherlands Opera, Oper Köln, Opéra National de Lyon, Opera North, Royal Opera House (in a co-production with the Roundhouse) Staatsoper Berlin, Theater an der Wien and Zurich Opera, in repertoire ranging from Monteverdi, Handel and Mozart, through to Britten and Birtwistle. On the concert platform Moulds has conducted orchestras including Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Concentus Musicus Wien, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.
An experienced and versatile conductor, Christopher Moulds is in demand at opera houses throughout Europe. He has appeared on the podium at the English National Opera, Essen’s Aalto Theater, Netherlands Opera, Opéra National de Lyon, Opera North, Sempereroper Dresden and Theater an der Wien, covering repertoire such as Aida, Carmen, Giulio Cesare, Madama Butterfly, Radamisto and Solomon.
Enjoying strong links with both the Staatsoper Berlin and the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Moulds conducts repertoire ranging from Monteverdi, Handel and Mozart through to contemporary works such as Birtwistle’s Punch and Judy. Last season Moulds returned to the Staatsoper Berlin with Britten’s Turn of the Screw and led Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the Bayerische Staatsoper. He returns to the Zürich Opera this season for the world premiere of a new ballet, Corpus, choreographed by Douglas Lee and Filipe Portugal in collaboration with period instrument orchestra La Scintilla. Other performances include Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the Semperoper Dresden.
Christopher Moulds is often seen leading the baroque opera repertoire. In January 2015 he led Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, a co-production between the Royal Opera House and the Roundhouse which received much critical acclaim. Other recent performances include his debut at the Teatro Real Madrid with Alcina by Handel, a composer he visits again this season at the Händel-Festspiele Karlsruhe with Semele and the Badisches Staatstheater. Further afield Christopher Moulds has appeared in Russia with the Musica Viva Chamber Orchestra Moscow and Handel’s Orlando, where he returned in 2012 for Ariodante. He has since appeared in Russia to give the Bolshoi Theatre’s premiere of Rodelinda with further performances scheduled for this season.
Outside Europe Christopher Moulds has appeared in New York for performances of Semele with the Canadian Opera Company at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Following a series of performances at the Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg and the Sydney Festival, Sasha Waltz’s production of Handel’s Dido & Aeneas recently saw performances at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires under Christopher’s baton, with further performances in Rome in September 2016.
On the concert platform Moulds has conducted orchestras including Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Concerto Köln, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. Recent highlights include a performance at the Internationale Barocktage Stift Melk of Handel’s Israel in Egypt with Concentus Musicus Wien. Festival appearances include the Bregenz Festival, Händel Festival Halle and performances of La clemenza di Tito with the Vienna Philharmonic at the Salzburg Festival.
Christopher Moulds began his career in 1991 as a member of the music staff at English National Opera. From 1994-8 he was chorus master at Glyndebourne, after which he began his international career.
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