Weber: Der Freischütz, Wiener Staatsoper, 2018 (detail) View full image

Christian Räth


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.

Die Presse, Macbeth, Wiener Staatsoper

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.

Recent projects include new productions of Der Freischütz at the Wiener Staatsoper, Le Baron Tzigane at the Grand Théâtre de Genève and Kiss Me Kate for the Haut ecole de musique de Genève. Other recent work includes Macbeth at the Wiener Staatsope (currently in repertoire), L’Italiana in Algeri in Portland, Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta for Dallas Opera, Verdi’s rarely-performed comic opera Un Giorno di Regno (King for a Day) for the Glimmerglass Festival, and the design and direction of the acclaimed Tristan und Isolde for The Dallas Opera. Upcoming productions include Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane at the Bard Summerscape Festival and the creation of a new work for Opera Philadelphia.

Weber: Der Freischütz, Wiener Staatsoper, 2018

Strauss: The Gypsy Baron, Grand Théâtre de Genève, 2017

Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri, Portland Opera, 2016

Verdi: Macbeth, Wiener Staatsoper, 2015

Tchaikovsky: Iolanta, The Dallas Opera, 2015

Verdi: King for a Day, Glimmerglass Festival, 2013

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde, The Dallas Opera, 2012

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