Christoph Altstaedt returns to Vienna to conduct a staged production of Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten at Vienna Staatsoper on 5, 7, 9, 14, 16 June 2023. Featuring soloists Miriam Kutrowatz, Josh Lovell, Martin Häßler, the Arnold Schoenberg Choir, and Vienna Staatsoper Orchestra, Haydn’s oratorio will be performed alongside dance choreography by Martin Schläpfer with whom Christoph has developed a close relationship with since they first worked together during his tenure as Kapellmeister at Deutsche Oper am Rhein. For more information click here.

With Martin Schläpfer, Christoph collaborated on a staged production of Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem last season at Vienna Volksoper who swiftly re-invited Christoph for future production. Recent operatic successes elsewhere include Christoph’s debut at Cologne Opera last month, conducting a couple performances of Benjamin Lazar’s new production of Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer. Previously, Christoph has conducted productions at Finnish National Opera (Cosi fan tutte), Glyndebourne Tour (David McVicar’s production of Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail, and La Traviata), Theater Basel (Die Zauberflöte), Opera North UK (Hansel und Gretel, Don Giovanni), as well as Savonlinna Opera Festival and Opera Zürich (both Die Entführung aus dem Serail).

On the symphonic stage, Christoph has enjoyed conducted Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on multiple occasions, including their annual Handel’s Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall and an all-Beethoven subscription programme in London last year. Other recent and upcoming highlights include City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, George Enescu Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonia, Dortmund Philharmonic, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, and an extensive recording and touring project with the Bundesjugendorchester (National Youth Orchestra of Germany) – they toured to venues such as Cologne Philharmonie and Berlin Philharmonie, with the latter’s video recording available on the Berlin Philharmoniker’s Digital Concert Hall.

Photo credit: Peter Gwiazda