Credit: Carolin Juliane Krüger

Christopher Moulds has made a triumphant return to San Francisco Opera with his masterful conducting of Handel’s Partenope, earning praise from critics and audiences alike for his dynamic interpretation and meticulous attention to detail.

“Leading it all with verve was the English Baroque specialist Christopher Moulds, who seemed to find the perfect tempo and affect for each aria.” – Nicholas Jones, SF Classical Voice

“With her big, gleaming voice, Fuchs’ Partenope takes charge not only of all her suitors, but at times of the orchestra, buoyantly led by English conductor Christopher Moulds.” – Caroline Crawford, SF Gate

“….it was always lively and never dully square. The continuo was played prettily by cellist Evan Kahn, theorbist Richard Savino, and Maestro Moulds and Peter Walsh on harpsichord.” – The Opera Tattler

“It was given a first-rate account by conductor Christopher Moulds. He led from a harpsichord, also providing continuo with a second harpsichordist (Peter Walsh), along with cellist Evan Kahn and Richard Savino on theorbo.” – Stephen Smoliar, The Rehearsal Studio

“Conductor Christopher Moulds led a taut, propulsive account of the score, such that the Opera Orchestra’s brilliant phrasing and conscious use of vibrato made them sound as though they play Baroque music all day, every day. Roy Rallo’s direction of the revival was among his best efforts of the last few years.” – Lisa Hirsch, SF Chronicle

“Conductor Christopher Moulds shaped his 44-member Baroque orchestra into an engine of bright and compelling phrases” – Christina Waters, Opera Wire