Christoph Seidl


The Austrian bass Christoph Seidl was an ensemble member at the Aalto-Theater Essen from 2020 – 2022, where he sang roles such as Count Waldner ("Arabella"), prison warden Frank ("Die Fledermaus") and Eremit ("Der Freischütz"). With the start of the 2022.23 season, he moved to Oper Köln as a member of the ensemble, where he has so far performed as Un Chef Grec ("Les Troyens"), Osmin ("Die Entführung aus dem Serail") and Don Estoban ("Der Zwerg").

He recently appeared in a concert performance of "Rheingold" with Kent Nagano and Concerto Köln at the Kölner Philharmonie and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. From 2016 to 2020 he was a member of the ensemble at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich, where he appeared on stage as Sarastro ("Die Zauberflöte"), Commendatore ("Don Giovanni"), Baculus ("Der Wildschütz"), Alidoro ("La Cenerentola") and Colline ("La bohème"). He also made guest appearances as Baculus at Staatstheater and was heard at the Theater an der Wien as Hans Bast in "Peter Schmoll und seine Nachbarn" by Carl Maria von Weber. At the "Wagner Voices" competition in autumn 2018, he was awarded 2nd prize by the high-ranking jury.

From 2014 – 2016 the young bass was a member of the young ensemble of Theater an der Wien, where he performed the roles of Gremin ("Eugene Onegin") at the Kammeroper Vienna and took on many larger and smaller roles on the main stage. During this time he also made a name for himself as a lied and concert singer, also in the field of church music, with a large repertoire ranging from Haydn to Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert to contemporary music. Concert tours have taken him to Brussels (Palais des Beaux Arts "Bozar"), Moscow (Bolshoi) and New York (Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center NYC). As a member of the Young Singers Project 2013, Christoph Seidl made his debut as Osmin in the "Abduction from the Seraglio" in a version for children at the Salzburg Festival. He also appeared as a Deputato ("Don Carlo") at the Großes Festspielhaus. In the same year, his debut in the new production of Shostakovich's "Lady Macbeth of Mzensk" at Oper Zürich led to his engagement at the International Opera Studio of this company for the 2013.14 season. Christoph Seidl has already worked with conductors such as Bertrand de Billy, Theodor Currentzis, Hans Graf, Thomas Hengelbrock, René Jacobs, Fabio Luisi, Antonio Pappano or Sebastian Weigle and directors such as Robert Carsen, Herbert Föttinger, Claus Guth, Tatjana Gürbaca, Andreas Homoki, Peter Stein and Michael Sturminger. The young bass studied with Ralf Döring, Robert Holl and Florian Bösch at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Vienna, took part in masterclasses with Angelika Kirchschlager, Thomas Hampson and Helmut Deutsch and was a scholarship holder of the Richard Wagner Verband in 2011.


Events with Christoph Seidl

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