Christian Räth tells the story with great skill, exactly how the composer set it... The interpersonal relationships are very well worked, not only do you hear the ambiguities and uncertainties, you see them.
A native of Hamburg, director Christian Räth is renowned throughout Europe, Japan and the USA. His work takes him to many of the world’s leading opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera New York, San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, Teatro alla Scala Milan, Opéra national de Paris and the Royal Opera House London. He directs a large and diverse repertoire, ranging from Wagner, Strauss, Janáček, Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti, Mozart, Britten and Bartók to musicals and contemporary creations.
Current productions include Macbeth at the Wiener Staatsoper which opened their 15-16 season and is currently in repertoire, L’Italiana in Algeri in Portland, as well as projects with Grand Théâtre de Genève, Washington National Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Opéra de Lyon, La Monnaie, Brussels and Seattle Opera.
A fun and feisty trip through the woods with Hansel and Gretel in Seattle18 October 2016
Christian Räth brings the Italian Girl to Portland19 July 2016
Christian Räth's revisits Zambello's Ring for Washington National Opera29 April 2016
Christian Räth opens the Wiener Staatsoper season with Macbeth24 September 2015