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Christoph Pohl

Baritone

Biography

Christoph Pohl in action.
Christoph Pohl in Morgen und Abend © ROH 2015, photograph by Clive Barda

German baritone Christoph Pohl made his Royal Opera debut in 2015 as Johannes (Morgen und Abend, world premiere) and has since returned to sing Posa (Don Carlo).

Pohl studied singing at the Hanover Hochschule für Musik und Theater and was a member of the Hamburg State Opera Studio 2003–5. In 2005 he joined the ensemble of Semperoper Dresden, where his roles have included Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Dandini (La Cenerentola), Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), Giorgio Germont (La traviata), Posa, Valentin (Faust), Wolfram von Eschinbach (Tannhäuser), Šanda (Weinberger’s Šanda the Bagpiper), Lescaut (Manon Lescaut), Marcello (La bohème), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Spielmann (Königskinder), Harlequin (Ariadne auf Naxos), Count Danilo (Die lustige Witwe), Eugene Onegin and Olivier and the Count (Capriccio). Other engagements include Agamemnon/Thoas (Iphigénie en Aulide et Tauride) for Theater an der Wien, Wolfram for the BBC Proms, Zurga (Les Pêcheurs de perles), Johannes and Wolfram for Deutsche Oper Berlin and in Eötvös’s Die Tragödie des Teufels for Bavarian State Opera.

Pohl appears regularly in concert and recital around the world. His recordings include songs by Mahler, Liszt, Pizzetti and Rihm.

News and features

Cast change: Christoph Pohl and Simone Piazzola to sing in <em>Don Carlo</em>

Cast change: Christoph Pohl and Simone Piazzola to sing in Don Carlo

2 May 2017

German and Italian baritones to sing the role of Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa.

Photos

Sarah Wegener and Christoph Pohl in Morgen und Abend

Sarah Wegener and Christoph Pohl in Morgen und Abend

Sarah Wegener and Christoph Pohl in Morgen und Abend

Helena Raskar and Christoph Pohl in Morgen und Abend

Christoph Pohl and Will Hartmann in Morgen und Abend

Christoph Pohl in Morgen und Abend

Helena Raskar and Christoph Pohl in Morgen und Abend

Helena Rasker as Erna and Christoph Pohl as Johannes in rehearsal for Morgen und Abend, The Royal Opera

Christoph Pohl in Don Carlo (C) 2017 ROH. Photograph by Catherine Ashmore

Bryan Hymel and Christoph Pohl in Don Carlo (C) 2017 ROH. Photograph by Catherine Ashmore

Christoph Pohl. Photograph by René Limbecker

Helena Raskar and Christoph Pohl in Morgen und Abend

Helena Raskar, Christoph Pohl and Will Hartmann in Morgen und Abend

Christoph Pohl and Will Hartmann in Morgen und Abend

Christoph Pohl in Morgen und Abend

Christoph Pohl as Johannes and Will Hartmann as Peter in rehearsal for Morgen und Abend, The Royal Opera

Sarah Wegener, Helena Raskar and Christoph Pohl in Morgen und Abend

Helena Raskar and Christoph Pohl in Morgen und Abend

Helena Raskar and Christoph Pohl in Morgen und Abend

Christoph Pohl and Will Hartmann in Morgen und Abend

Christoph Pohl in Morgen und Abend

Christoph Pohl in Morgen und Abend

Christoph Pohl in Morgen und Abend

Christoph Pohl in Morgen und Abend

Christoph Pohl in Morgen und Abend

Christoph Pohl and Will Hartmann in Morgen und Abend

Christoph Pohl as Johannes in rehearsal for Morgen und Abend, The Royal Opera

Christoph Pohl as Johannes in rehearsal for Morgen und Abend, The Royal Opera

Christoph Pohl, Kristin Lewis, and Ildar Abdrazakov in Don Carlo (C) 2017 ROH. Photograph by Catherine Ashmore

Ildar Abdrazakov and Christoph Pohl in Don Carlo (C) 2017 ROH. Photograph by Catherine Ashmore

Christoph Pohl, Ildar Abdrazakov, Kristin Lewis, Ekaterina Semenchuk in Don Carlo (C) 2017 ROH. Photograph by Catherine Ashmore

Sarah Wegener and Christoph Pohl in Morgen und Abend

Helena Raskar and Christoph Pohl in Morgen und Abend

Christoph Pohl and Will Hartmann in Morgen und Abend

Christoph Pohl in Morgen und Abend

Christoph Pohl in Morgen und Abend