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Christopher Moulds


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An experienced and versatile conductor, Christopher Moulds is in demand at opera houses throughout Europe.  Enjoying strong links with the Staatsoper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, and Staatsoper Stuttgart, 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, Moulds returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper for three productions, namely Haydn’s L’infedeltà delusa, Cavalli’s La Calisto, and Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria. On the concert platform, Moulds returns to conduct the Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse in a programme of Handel, Mozart and Beethoven, and takes Handel’s Messiah to Norway.

Last season Moulds conducted a run of Cosi Fan Tutte at the Opernhaus Zürich and returned to Staatsoper Berlin for Dido and Aeneas, Bayerische Staatsoper for Le Nozze di Figaro, and Oper Stuttgart for both Alcina and Figaro. Other houses he has worked with in recent seasons include Staatsoper Hamburg, Semperoper Dresden, Theater Basel, Norwegian National Opera, and San Francisco Opera.

In the symphonic world, Moulds has conducted orchestras including Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Concerto Köln, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and the Wiener Symphoniker. A particular highlight was a performance with Concentus Musicus Wien at the Internationale Barocktage Stift Melk. His festival appearances include the Bregenz Festival, La finta giardiniera with Glyndebourne Tour, the Händel Festspiele Halle, the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, and performances of La Clemenza di Tito with the Wiener Philharmoniker at the Salzburg Festival.

Moulds is often seen in repertoire from the Baroque era. 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 with Opera National du Rhin for Alcina, Semele at the Händel-Festspiele Karlsruhe, La Calisto and Die Entführung aus dem Serail at Bayerische Staatsoper, Saul at Theater an der Wien with Freiburger Barockorchester, and a return to Teatro Real in Madrid for Sasha Waltz’s acclaimed production of Dido & Aeneas.  Outside Europe, Moulds has appeared in Russia with the Musica Viva Chamber Orchestra and Moscow Chamber Orchestra, and engagements at the Bolshoi Theatre include the Russian premiere of Rodelinda. He received the Golden Mask Award for Best Conductor for his performances of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas there in 2021.

Further afield Moulds 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 at the Sydney Festival, Sasha Waltz’s production of Handel’s Dido & Aeneas received performances at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma under Moulds’ baton.

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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Christopher Moulds returns to Munich

September 22nd, 2023

The start of the new season sees Chris Moulds return to Munich with the Bayerische Staatsoper to conduct Mozart’s Idomeneo and Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas with Krzysztof Warlikowski as the director/producer for the production. The first performance of Dido & Aeneas is on the 23rd September. This follows on from 3 successful productions last seasonRead more ›

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Christopher Moulds in Munich

May 10th, 2023

Last weekend saw the successful premiere of Christopher Rüping’s production of Il ritorno / The Year of Magical Thinking at the Bayerische Staatsoper under the baton of Christopher Moulds, as part of the Staatsoper’s Ja, Mai Festival celebrating the synergies between the various disciplines of the arts.   “[T]he Bavarian State Orchestra and the Monteverdi Continuo Ensemble conjured upRead more ›

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Christopher Moulds returns to Munich

March 16th, 2023

This Spring sees Christopher Moulds return to the Bayerische Staatsoper to conduct Cavalli’s La Calisto and Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria. Opening this Sunday 19 March and followed by three further performances, David Alden’s production of La Calisto stars Mary Bevan (Calisto), Milan Siljanov (Giove), Teresa Iervolino (Diana) and Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen (Endimione). IlRead more ›

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Christopher Moulds returns to Stuttgart

June 21st, 2022

Shortly after a successful run of Alcina at the Staatsoper Stuttgart, Christopher Moulds returns to step in for a revival of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, which opens on Wednesday 22nd June and is followed by three further performances. Christiane Pohle’s production of Figaro stars Björn Bürger as Graf Almaviva and Serena Farnocchia as GräfinRead more ›

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Moulds steps in to conduct Le Nozze di Figaro in Munich

March 10th, 2022

Last night Christopher Moulds stepped in at short notice to conduct the opening night of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro at Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, and is now due to conduct the full run with performances on 11th, 15th and 20th March. Shortly after he returns from Munich, Moulds embarks upon the preparation for Handel’sRead more ›

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