Christopher Moulds

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Christopher Moulds is English conductor of classical and baroque operas.


Early life and first operas[edit]

Moulds was born in Halifax, England where he studied piano with Fanny Waterman. From 1991 to 1995 he was an English National Opera member and then from 1994 to 1998, he became chorus master at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera where he conducted The Marriage of Figaro . Later, at the Glyndebourne Touring Opera he conducted such operas as Harrison Birtwistle's The Last Supper, La Clemenza di Tito, and Carmen.[1]


On 5 March 2002 he along with the Bavarian State Opera have conducted Claudio Monteverdi's Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria and in 2003 he made his first appearance at the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam along with Concerto Köln. In 2004 he did some Cappella Coloniensis recordings and released it under Deutsche Harmonia Mundi label. In 2006 he conducted Luigi Dallapiccola's Ulisse and the same year worked along with Vienna Philharmonic to conduct La Clemenza di Tito which was presented at the Salzburg Festival. The next year he became a conductor of George Frideric Handel's Alcina which was performed at the Festspiele Balver Höhle and the same year worked as a conductor for operas such as Samson and Delilah and Hercules.[1]


In 2011 he conducted such operas as Tamerlano of George Frideric Handel and Francesco Cavalli's La Calisto which he did for the second time since 2005. He did both works along with the Bavarian State Opera, and then performed Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas which he did along with Akamus and choreographer Sasha Waltz. The same year he also performed Handel Festival in Halle and then performed Don Giovanni at the Opéra National de Lyon. He also produced Mozart's The Magic Flute in collaboration with the Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow. Later on, he began conducting some operas at such German opera houses as Konzerthaus and Akademie für Alte Musik both of which were in Berlin. He also became known for his conducting of Handel's Orlando and Floridante which he did in collaboration with Musica Viva Orchestra and then did another of Mozart's works Così fan tutte with the Cologne Opera[1]


In 2012, he took on Johann Sebastian Bach's Magnificat and the same year performed Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Cosi fan tutte at the Staatsoper Berlin. Later on, he produced Ariodante with the Musica Viva Orchestra and became involved in the Young Artists Program in the Bolshoi Theatre. Also in 2012 he conducted his first scenic oratorio The Seasons and performed a concert called The Creation which was featured at the Bregenzer Festspiele by the Vienna Philharmonic.[1]


He conducted Dido and Aeneas and Die Entführung aus dem Serail in collaboration with the Berlin State Opera. He also conducted a new production of Mozart's La finta giardiniera in Berlin with direction by Hans Neuenfels. He collaborated with the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie on a tour to Mexico. He also planned to re-conduct 2011 operas such as The Magic Flute and Don Giovanni which he will make with the Bolshoi Opera. Also he planned to take on Georg Philipp Telemann's work Der geduldige Socrates which will be performed at the International Opera Studio Zurich and will collaborate with both Tatarstan and Musica Viva Chamber Orchestra.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Christopher Moulds". K and K Vienna. Retrieved January 1, 2014.