The conductor and pianist Christoph Gedschold was already accompanying at the International Opera Studio in Zurich while he was studying piano and conducting in Leipzig and Hamburg. In 2002 he became Kapellmeister and répétiteur at the Lucerne Theater and worked at the "Lucerne Festival" e.g. for Claudio Abbado, Mariss Jansons and Pierre Boulez. In 2005 he assisted Ulf Schirmer at the Bregenz Festival and moved to the Staatstheater Nürnberg. In 2009 he was appointed first conductor at the Staatstheater Karlsruhe. There he conducted premieres of, among others, Weinberg's "Die Passagierin", Martinu's "Die griechische Passion" and repertoire works such as "Der Rosenkavalier", "Meistersinger", "Lohengrin" and "Peter Grimes". Christoph Gedschold has been Kapellmeister at the Leipzig Opera since the 2015/16 season and has conducted the premieres of "Freischütz", "Herzog Blaubarts Burg", "Rusalka", "Die verkaufte Braut", "Pagliacci" and many others.

In addition, since 2015 he has been regularly invited to other major opera houses in Germany: He conducted premieres such as "Die Passagierin" by Mieczysław Weinberg at the Semperoper Dresden and at the Frankfurt Opera, in Cologne the premieres of "Rusalka" and "Die Zauberflöte". He conducted the premiere of Götterdämmerung at the Opera de Oviedo, Spain. There are also repertoire pieces such as "Simon Boccanegra", "La Traviata", "Katja Kabanova", "Manon Lescaut" and "Die tote Stadt" at the Hamburg State Opera, "Ariadne auf Naxos" in Frankfurt, "Turandot" in Cologne as well as conductings by "Der Freischütz", "Don Giovanni" and "Die Zauberflöte" at the Semper Opera in Dresden.

He participated in the major project “WAGNER 22” at the Leipzig Opera in 2022, where he conducted the performances of “Die Feen”, “Das Liebesverbot” and “Lohengrin”. 

In the season 22/23 Christoph Gedschold became the new music director at the Oper Leipzig, where he directed pieces like “Undine”, “Die Zauberflöte”, “Lohengrin”, “Otello”, “Salome”, Peter Grimes” and “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg”. 

This season, Christoph Gedschold will conduct "Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk,Op.29", "Elektra", "Der Rosenkavalier", "Don Giovanni" and "Tosca" at Leipzig Opera. Guest engagements will take him to Oviedo for "Lohengrin" and to the Royal Danish Academy of Music for "Sibelius Og Rachmaninov".

In addition to regular collaborations with the Gewandhaus Orchestra, Christoph Gedschold conducted a.o. the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Hamburg Philharmonic, the MDR Symphony Orchestra, the German Radio Philharmonic Saarbrücken and the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne. Guest performances have taken him to the Orchester symphonique de Montrèal, the Basel Symphony Orchestra and the New Japan Philharmonic, among others. The Munich Radio Orchestra presented Georg Schumann's “Prize Symphony” on CD under his direction in cooperation with BR Classic.

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Repertoire Opera

Bartók Bluebeard's Castle
Beethoven Fidelio
Berlioz Les Troyens
Bernstein West Side Story
Bizet Carmen
Blacher Die Nachtschwalbe
Britten The Rape of Lucretia
  Peter Grimes
Donizetti L'elisir d'Amore
  Dom Sebastien
Dvorak Rusalka
Gluck Armida
  Iphigénie en Tauride
Gounod Faust
Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel
Janácek Katja Kabanova
Knussen Wo die wilden Kerle wohnen
Korngold Die tote Stadt
Lehar Die lustige Witwe
Leoncavallo I Pagliacci
Martinu The Greek Passion
Menotti Das Medium
Mozart Così fan tutte
  Die Entführung aus dem Serail
  Die Zauberflöte
  Don Giovanni
  La Clemenza di Tito
  Lucio Silla
  Le nozze di Figaro
Mussorgsky Boris Godunov (Original Version)
Neuwirth Bählamms Fest
Offenbach Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Ponchielli La Gioconda
Puccini La Bohème
  Madama Butterfly
  Manon Lescaut
Ravel L'enfant et les Sortilèges
Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia
Sciarrino Macbet
Schwemmer Robin Hood
Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos
  Der Rosenkavalier
Stravinsky Le Rossignol
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin
Verdi Aida
  Don Carlos
  Un ballo in maschera
  I Masnadieri
  La Traviata
  Simon Boccanegra
Wagner Lohengrin
  Der fliegende Holländer
  Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Weber Euryanthe
  Der Freischütz
Weinberg Die Passagierin

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Christoph Gedschold's broad repertoire of symphonic and chamber music ranges from the baroque to the contemporary. Please follow the link below to find the complete repertoire:

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On the road again!
Following the successful revival of "Tristan und Isolde" and "La Traviata" at the Leipzig Opera and a new production of "Lohengrin" at the Ópera de Oviedo, Christoph Gedschold will conduct a concert at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg in February. There he will conduct works by Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra and Klaus Florian Vogt as soloist.
In March, the conductor will be a guest in Mannheim, where the programme includes Mendelssohn's concert overture op. 26 "The Hebrides" as well as "Wavering world" by Fujikura and Schubert's Great Symphony in C major D 944.
This spring, the music director of Oper Leipzig will also be taking over the musical direction of the revival of Don Giovanni, Elektra and the new production of Der Rosenkavalier.
Further information and performance dates can be found here:
Old masters, always new!
Christoph Gedschold is a regular guest at the Semperoper Dresden. After revivals of “Elektra” and “Ariadne auf Naxos” in the last two seasons, he returns to the conductor's podium this season  with "Der Freischütz" on 23./ 30.09.23 and 03.10.23, as well as with "The Magic Flute" performances scheduled for the spring 2024.

In Leipzig, he starts the season with the Leipzig Opera Ball on 02.10.23, conducting the Gewandhaus Orchestra, and followed by the revival of "Tristan und Isolde "with

performances on 05.11.23, 03.12.23 and 10.02.24.


Bluebeard's Castle and I Pagliacci / Oper Leipzig / 08.04.18 /

"Unter Christoph Gedschold [kommen] die berauschenden und verstörenden Klänge großartig zur Entfaltung" 

Die Passagierin / Theater an der Wien / 23.05.16 /

"hier wird auf hohem Niveau und mit viel Gespür für's Detail musiziert" 
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