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.
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 and 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.
Der Freischütz premieres in Vienna after a break of 19 yearsChristian Räth 12 June 2018
Christian Räth returns to Geneva with The Gypsy Baron8 January 2018
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