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.
Projects in 2017-18 include new productions of Gypsy Baron at the Grand Théâtre de Genève and Der Freischütz at the Wiener Staatsoper. 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.
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