The Austrian bass Christoph Seidl studied under Ralf Döring, Robert Hall, and Florian Bösch at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and took master courses with Angelika Kirchschlager, Thomas Hampson und Helmut Deutsch. He also was a scholarship holder in 2011 at the Richard Wagner Verband. At the 2018 competition of „Wagner-Stimmen“, he was bestowed with the 2nd award.
His opera debut was a new production of Shostakovich's „Lady Macbeth von Mzensk“ at Opernhaus Zürich, after which he was permanently employed at the Opernstudio in Zurich for the season of 2013/14. Christoph Seidl debuted as a member of the Young Singers Project 2013 in Salzburg as Osmin/ Entführung aus dem Serail (a shortened version for children) at the Salzburger Festspiele. Furthermore, he played as Deputato/ Don Carlo at the Große Festpielhaus.
In 2014 he relocated to the Junge Ensemble des Theaters an der Wien, where he, amongst other things, sang as Gremlin at the Wiener Kammeroper and took on several roles at the Große Haus. During this time he established himself as a song and concert singer, as well as in the area of Church Music with a large repertoire  that incompasses Hadyn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and contemporary repertoire. Concerts also brought him to Brussels (Palais des Beux Arts „Bozar“), Moscow (Bolshio) and New York (Avery Fischer Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC).

From 2016 to 2020 Christoph Seidl was part of the ensemble at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich where he embodied roles such as Sarastro/ Die Zauberflöte, Commendatore/ Don Giovanni, Baculus/ Der Wildschütz, Alidoro/ La Cenerentola, Sparafucile/ Rigoletto or Colline/ La Bohème. Playing the role of Bacalus/ Der Wildschütz he featured at the Staatstheater Kassel and was to be heard at the Theater an der Wien as Hans Bast in „Peter Schmoll und seine Nachbarn“ by Carl Maria von Weber.
Christoph Seidl has worked with conductors such as Nello Santo, Fabio Luisi, Sebastian Weigle, Theodor Currentztis, Antonio Pappano, René Jacobs, Thomas Hangelbrock and Bertrand de Billy, as well as directors such as Claus Guth, Andreas Homoki, Robert Carson, Peter Stein, Tatjana Gürbaca, Herbert Föttinger and Michael Sturminger.

During the season of 2020/2021 Seidl relocated to the Aalto Theater Essen, where he already was meant to debut as a guest in the role of Bartolo in Le Nozze de Figaro*. In the past season he was to be heard in Essen portraying roles such as Eremit/ Freischütz, Simone/ Trittico, Commendatore/ Don Giovanni and Graf Waldner/ Arabella.

Before his debut at Oper Köln for this season, Christoph Seidl also celebrates another important Wagner role debut as Daland/ Fliegender Holländer at the Felsenbühne in Rathen. At the Oper Köln he is going to expand his repertoire with roles such as Trojanischer Soldat/ Les Troyens, Don Estoban/ Der Zwerg, Osmin/ Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Alidoro/ La Cenerentola. In this season he stays in Essen as a guest performer with one of his best roles Graf Waldner/ Arabella. He is part of the project WAGNER-LESARTEN and in the RING as Fafner under the baton of Kent Nagano. The first concerts took place at the Kölner Philharmonie and at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam in November 2021.
*cancelled due to corona

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Natascha van Randenborgh
Associate Director 
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Repertoire Concert

Bach, J.S. St. John Passion (Jesus)
  Mass in b minor
Beethoven 9. Symphony
Brahms Liebeslieder op. 52
  Neue Liebeslieder op. 65
Dvořák Mass in D
  Stabat Mater
Haydn, J. Große Mariazeller Messer in C-Dur
  Missa Sancti Nicolai
  Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo in B-Dur
  Stabat Mater
  Die Schöpfung (Raphael/Adam)
Haydn, M. Misaa Sancti Hieronymi
Hummel Große Messe in Es-Dur, op. 80
Kronsteiner Johannespassion (Christus)
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Paulus op. 36 (Paulus)
Monteverdi Vespro della Beata Vergine
Mozart Mentre ti lasco figlia (Konzertarie)
  Missa brevis in B (Loretomesse)
  Missa brevis in G, KV 120 (Pastoralmesse)
  Messe in c - Moll, KV 139 (Waisenhausmesse)
  Messe in C, KV 220 (Spatzenmesse)
  Messe in C, KV 257 (Große Credomesse)
  Messe in C, KV 258 (Piccolominimesse)
  Messe in C, KV 259 (Orgelsolomesse)
  Messe in C, KV 317 (Krönungsmesse)
  Messe in C, KV 337 (Missa solemnis)
  Vesperae solennes de confessore
Rossini Stabat Mater
Salieri Requiem in c
Schubert, Ferdinand Messe in B-Dur, op. 13 "Hirtenmesse"
Schubert, Franz Die schöne Müllerin
  Messe in G-Dur, D 167
  Messe in C-Dur, D 452
  Messe in Es-Dur, D 950
Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel
Verdi Messa da Requiem

Repertoire Opera

Beethoven Fidelio Rocco
    Don Ferrando
    2. Gefangener
Bellini La sonnambula Rodolfo
Berlioz Les Troyens Un chef grec
    L'ombre d'Hector
    Soldat Troyens
Doderer Liliom Arzt
Donizetti Maria Stuarda Sir Giorgio Talbot
von Einem Dantons Tod Simon
Flotow Martha Richter
Gassmann, F.L. Gli Uccelatori Pierotto
Giordano Andrea Chénier Maestro di Casa
Händel Rinaldo Mago
  Semele Somnus
  Agrippina Lesbo
Lortzing Der Wildschütz Baculus
Martinu Alexandre bis Portrait
Milhaud La Mère coupable Maître Fal
Morse, T. Frau Schindler Quartiermeister Schneefeld
Mozart Le nozze di Figaro Antonio
  Die Entführung aus dem Serail Osmin
  Idomeneo La Voce
  Don Giovanni Il Commendatore
  Die Zauberflöte Sarastro
    2. Priester
    2. Geharnischter
Müller sen., A. Die schwarze Frau Sperber
Orff Die Kluge Bauer
Paisiello Il barbiere di Siviglia Notaro
Poulenc Les Mamelles de Tirésias Presto
    Le Monsieur Barbu
Puccini Gianni Schicchi Simone
  La Bohème Colline
  Tosca Sagrestano
Purcel King Arthur Bass
Ravel L'heure Espagnol Don Inigo Gomez
Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia Basilio
  La Cenerentola Alidoro
Shostakovich Lady Macbeth von Mzensk Hausknecht
Strauss, J. Die Fledermaus Gefängnisdirektor Frank
Strauss, R.  Arabella Graf Lamoral
    Graf Waldner
  Capriccio Der Haushofmeister
  Salome 2. Soldat
    5. Jude
Tchaikovsky Eugen Onegin Gremin
Verdi Macbeth Banco
  Don Carlo Sei deputati flamminghi
  Rigoletto Sparafucile
  Otello Araldo
Wagner Der fliegende Holländer Daland
  Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Hans Schwarz
  Lohengrin König Heinrich
    4. Edler
  Rheingold Fafner
  Siegfried Fafner
Weber Freischütz Eremit
Zemlinsky Der Zwerg Don Estoban


New arrivals at BOM and Oper Köln
We are delighted that Giulia Montanari soprano and Christoph Seidl bass, are our newcomers this season and at the same time newcomers to the soloist ensemble of the Cologne Opera. They can be seen together on stage in Cologne in the season premieres of Les Troyens (Berlioz) under Francois-Xavier Roth directed by Johannes Erath and La Cenerentola under Matteo Beltrami directed by Cecilia Ligorio, as well as in the revival of Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio.
Premiere: Les Troyens 24/09/2022
Premiere: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (revival) 08/10/2022
Premiere: La Cenerentola 17/12/2022

New to General Management 
We are very happy to welcome Austrian bass Christoph Seidl to our GM.

Christoph Seidl is moving from the Aalto Musiktheater Essen to the Cologne Opera at the beginning of this season. In Essen he was able to expand his repertoire with roles such as Eremit/ Freischütz, Komtur/ Don Giovanni, Mönch/ Don Carlo, Simone/ Il Trittico and Count Waldner/ Arabella, before taking on important new roles at the Cologne Opera, such as the Trojan Soldier/ Les Troyens , Don Estoban/ The Dwarf, Osmin/ The Abduction from the Seraglio and Alidoro / La Cenerentola.

In this season he stays in Essen as a guest with one of his brilliant roles Graf Waldner/Arabella. Christoph Seidl is currently celebrating another important Wagner role debut as Daland/Flying Dutchman on the Felsenbühne in Rathen, most recently he has already been extremely successful as Fafner in the "Wagner-Lesarten" project for Wagner's RING im Rheingold, the concerts took place in autumn 2021 the Kölner Philharmonie and in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam with Concerto Köln and conducted by Kent Nagano.



Koslovsky Requiem / Esplanade Concert Hall Singapore / 10.04.23 /

"imposing and imperious, his Confutatis maledictis coming on like a threat" 

Arabella / Aalto-Musiktheater Essen / 28.05.22 /

"...Christoph Seidl als klangschöner Graf Waldner." 

Das Rheingold / Philharmonie Köln / 20.11.21 /

"Die Riesen Fafner (bassgewaltig Christoph Seidl als durchsetzungsstarker Bauunternehmer)" 

La Bohème / Gärtnerplatztheater München / 10.05.19 /

"Eine Synthese aus verinnerlichtem Gesang und Darstellung"
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