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

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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