Christoph Späth

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Christoph Späth

The Berlin native Christoph Späth studied at the Berlin Hochschule der Künste, Oberlin Conservatory Ohio and graduated from the opera department of Yale University with a master’s degree in Music.

After a period of freelance work in European theatres such as Opéra de Lyon, Teatro Communale di Trieste, Salzburg Festival, Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam and Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Christoph Späth became a frequent guest at Berlin Komische Oper where he joined the ensemble in 2002.

Since then he has sung many roles such as Herodes in R. Strauss’ “Salome,” Vashek from Smetana’s “Bartered Bride”, Jaquino in Beethoven’s “Fidelio", Jakob Glock (“The Fiery Angel”), Aristide de Faublas (“Ball im Savoy”), Oberst Pickering (“My Fair Lady”) and several other parts in operettas by Lehár, J. Strauss, Paul Abraham and Nico Dostal.

Among others he sang under the baton of Andreas Spering, Leopold Hager, Jakov Kreitzberg, Vladimir Jurowski, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the designated chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, Kirill Petrenko. He has worked with directors as Calixto Bieito, Barrie Kosky, Andreas Homoki, Sebastian Baumgarten, Uwe Eric Laufenberg, Hans Neuenfels and Stefan Huber. In 2013, Christoph Späth was named a Berlin Kammersänger.

In the 2019/20 season he will perform at the Komische Oper Berlin as Die Vogelscheuche (“The Wizard of Oz”), Triquet (“Jewgeni Onegin”) and Baron Szalmary (“Roxy und ihr Wunderteam”).

As of July 2019

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