Christopher Moulds is in demand at opera houses throughout Europe, appearing at the Staatsoper Berlin, Semperoper Dresden, Essen’s Aalto Theater, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, San Francisco, 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. 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 with Staatsoper Hamburg for Alcina and joins the Moscow State Phiharmonic Society for a cycle of three Handel operas in the summer: Giulio Cesare, Tamerlano and Rodelinda. He returns to Staatsoper Berlin to conduct further performances of Dido and Aeneas and to San Francisco Opera with Partenope following his debut there with Orlando last season. He also made his debut at Oper Stuttgart with Ariodante and Purcell’s King Arthur at Theatre Basel last season as well as returning to Semperoper Dresden.
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 Semele at the Händel-Festspiele Karlsruhe, La Calisto at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich and last season he returned to Madrid for Sasha Waltz’s acclaimed production of Dido & Aeneas. Outside Europe, Moulds has appeared in Russia numerous times at the Bolshoi Theatre including the Russian premiere of Rodelinda and also with the Musica Viva Chamber Orchestra Moscow. Most recently he joined the Moscow Chamber Orchestra for a concert performance of Handel’s Ottone.
Further afield 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 in Israel 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 Moulds’ 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 performances with Concentus Musicus Wien at the Internationale Barocktage Stift Melk and the Kammerakademie Potsdam. His festival appearances include performances of La clemenza di Tito with the Vienna Philharmonic at the Salzburg Festival, the Bregenz Festival and the Händel Festspiele Halle.
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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