English conductor Christopher Moulds made his Royal Opera debut in 2015 conducting Orfeo for The Royal Opera at the Roundhouse, Camden.
Moulds grew up in Halifax and studied piano with Fanny Waterman, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at the Royal College of Music. He began his career in 1991 as a member of the music staff of English National Opera and was chorus master for Glyndebourne Festival 1994–8, before beginning an international conducting career. He has worked for opera companies including Bavarian State Opera, Berlin State Opera, Komische Oper Berlin, Cologne Opera, Dutch National Opera, Theater an der Wien, the Bolshoi Theatre, Opéra national de Lyon, Opera North and ENO. Engagements include Die Entführung aus dem Serail for Bavarian State Opera, La clemenza di Tito with the Vienna Philharmonic at the Salzburg Festival, the Russian premiere of Handel’s Orlando with Musica Viva Orchestra (returning to conduct Ariodante), L’incoronazione di Poppea for Theater an der Wien, Orfeo for Opera North, Dido and Aeneas for Berlin State Opera, Die Zauberflöte at the Bolshoi Theatre, Castor et Pollux for Komische Oper Berlin, Semele for Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, a new production of Telemann’s Der geduldige Socrates for Zürich Opera, La finta giardiniera for Glyndebourne’s 2014 Tour and the US premiere of Semele for the Canadian Opera Company at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Moulds’s concert work includes with such orchestras as Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Concerto Köln, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Vienna Symphony Orchestra.