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Christopher Ward

Christopher Ward studied at Oxford University and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. He was Repetiteur Fellow at Scottish Opera and RSAMD, Glasgow, and worked at the International Opera Studio, Zürich, before becoming Kapellmeister and Répétiteur at Staatstheater Kassel in 2005. During this time, he also assisted Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic at the Aix-en-Provence and Salzburg Easter Festivals.

In 2009, Christopher became Kapellmeister and Assistant to Kent Nagano at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, and is currently 1st Kapellmeister at the Saarländisches Staatstheater. 

As guest conductor, he has directed performances at Staatsoper Hamburg, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Komische Oper Berlin, Salzburg Landestheater, Musiktheater im Revier, Staatstheater Mainz and Saatstheater Darmstadt, Slovak National Theatre Bratislava, Munich Opera Festival and Prague Spring International Music Festival.

He has also conducted concerts with the Cottbus Philharmonic, Neue Lausitz Philharmonic, Altenburg-Gera Philharmonic and Munich Youth Philharmonic orchestras.

Highlights in the Season 2015/16 include Rameau's PLATÉE, Dvořák's RUSALKA, Verdi's RIGOLETTO and UN BALLO IN MASCHERA as well as Mozart's DON GIOVANNI and LE NOZZE DI FIGARO. 


 

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"Fan Faire" Miroslav Srnka, Christopher Ward, Bayerisches Staatsorchester

Excerpt from "Die Tragödie des Teufels" by Peter Eötvös (Bayerische Staatsoper)

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Mit einem Wort: Die Musik von Jörg Widmann (Saarländisches Staatstheater)

"Make No Noise" Miroslav Srnka, Ensemble Modern, Christopher Ward