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 Britten’s Turn of the Screw and contemporary works such as Birtwistle’s Punch and Judy. This season he makes his debut at the Norwegian National Opera with Don Giovanni and returns to Semperoper Dresden to conduct further performances of Die Entführung aus dem Serail. Last season saw Moulds return to Zürich Opera for the world premiere of a new ballet – CORPUS – choreographed by Douglas Lee and Filipe Portugal in collaboration with period instrument orchestra La Scintilla.
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, and Semele at the Händel-Festspiele Karlsruhe where he gives further performances this season. Outside Europe 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 conducted the Bolshoi Theatre’s premiere of Rodelinda and this season returns to the Moscow Chamber Orchestra for a concert performance of Handel’s Ottone.
Further afield 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 received performances at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma under Christopher’s baton.
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 whilst this season sees him work with the Kammerakademie Potsdam. His 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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