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 Opera National du Rhin for Alcina and Theater an der Wien for Saul as well as joining the Moscow State Phiharmonic Society for a cycle of three Handel operas in the summer: Giulio Cesare, Tamerlano and Rodelinda. He also returns to Stuttgart Opera for Alcina and Bayerische Staatsoper Munich for Die Entführung aus dem Serail. Other houses he has worked with recently include Staatsoper Hamburg, Semperoper Dresden, Theater Basel, Norwegian National Opera and San Francisco Opera.
Moulds is often seen leading 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 Semele at the Händel-Festspiele Karlsruhe, La Calisto at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich and 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 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 Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin. His festival appearances include the Bregenz Festival, the Händel Festspiele Halle and performances of La Clemenza di Tito with the Vienna Philharmonic at the Salzburg Festival.
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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Conductor Christopher Moulds was last in Moscow in March 2020 – his final concerts before the pandemic struck. He is delighted to back at the Bolshoi Theatre this week for five performances of Purcel’s Dido and Aeneas. The production premiered in Aix-en-Provence in July 2018 in co-production with the Festival International d’Art Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence and…Read more ›
No stranger in Berlin, this week Christopher Moulds makes his debut with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, stepping in for Bernard Labadie; the concert takes place at the Konzerthaus on 24th September at 8pm. The effervescent programme includes Bach Orchestral Suite no. 3 and Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony and he is joined by the cellist Julian Steckel in…Read more ›