Christian STURM  Tenor
 
  BIOGRAPHY  

 

In the season 21/22 the Munich tenor enjoyed great success in the title part of Woldfang Mitterer’s opera “Das tapfere Schneiderlein” and was TRABUCO in “La forza del destino” at the Dessau Theatre, where he had already portrayed JANEK in “The Makropulos Case”.
In summer 2022 he sang HEINRICH DER SCHREIBER at the Heidenheim Festival.

He had started 2019 - the year before the COVID 19 pandemic - as 2nd JEW at the Israeli Opera Tel Aviv. He also sang this very role at the Leipzig Opera House. Moreover, he was the YOUNG SERVANT in concerts of “Elektra” with the HR Symphony Orchestra at the Alte Oper Frankfurt and the Dortmund Concert House. Before, he had succeeded as ALFRED in “Die Fledermaus” at the BASF-Feierabendhaus Ludwigshafen and as CASSIO in “Otello” at the Columbia Opera Bogota.

Until 2014 the young tenor was engaged at the Wuppertal Theatre, where he knew great successes as BELFIORE in ‘La finta giardiniera’, FENTON, ALMAVIVA, STEUERMANN, ALFRED, ORONTE a.m.o. He came back in the Season 16/17 as 1. TENOR in "Three Tales” by Steve Reich and in “Aschemond oder The Fairy Queen” by H. Purcell/H. Oehring.

Christan Sturm started his musical career with piano lessons and from 2000 he graduated in singing studies at the Munich Conservatory for Music and Theatre with Joseph Loibl and Daphne Evangelatos. He studied Lieder with Helmut Deutsch and Céline Dutilly, Oratorium with Christian Gerhaher and took master classes with Christoph Prégardien and Toby Spence.
His first opera experience was his appearance as ACIS with Annette Dasch in Händel’s ‘Acis & Galatea’ at the Pergamon-Altar in Berlin. As a member of the Bavarian Theatre Academy August Everding he regularly performed in various productions at the Prinzregententheater in Munich e.g. in Henry Purcell’s ‘King Arthur’ (produced by Claus Guth), in Axel Köhler’s production of Händel’s ‘Rodrigo’ (as GIULIANO) and Britten’s ‘A Midsummer Night‘s Dream’ (as LYSANDER). He portrayed AENEAS in Alexander Nerlich’s interpretation of Cavalli’s ‘La Didone’, BELFIORE in Christian Pöppelreiter’s production ‘La Finta Giardiniera’ and sang AENEAS in Purcell’s ‘Dido & Aeneas’

In the WDR‘s production of Offenbach’s „Die Zaubergeige '' he sang PETER. The same season he appeared as NERONE in Händels Agrippina at the Münchner Cuvilliés Theatre as well as ANDREA COCLÉ in Korngold’s Summer Serenade at Theatre Coburg. The versatile Tenor was also 1. JEW in Salome with Mo. Ettinger and GROSSHERZOG in Katharina the Great at the National Theater Mannheim, ALFRED in a concert performance of the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, and again as NERONE at the Theater Winterthur in Switzerland.

Since 2009 he has been a regular guest at the Richard Wagner Festival in Wels (Austria). At first he was the PAGE in “Parsifal”, in 2010 and 2011 a YOUNG SHEPHERD and SAILOR in “Tristan und Isolde”, in 2014 the STEERSMAN in “Der Fliegende Holländer and WALTHER. In 2016 he also was the STEERSMAN at the Festival ‘Oper auf der Halde’.

He made his debut at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein as TAMINO in “Die Zauberflöte for children” and in 2012 he was MONOSTATOS in “Die Zauberflöte” here. At the Wiesbaden State Theatre and the Dortmund Theatre he knew great successes as Nerone in Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea”. Guest performances brought him already as TAMINO to the State Theatre at the Gärtnerplatz (Munich), to the Koblenz Opera House (King Arthur, Das Rheingold, Die Fledermaus), to the Munich State Theatre (Die stumme Serenade), the Liederhalle Stuttgart (The Little Prince),to the Richard Strauss Festival (IDAMANTES in Idomeneo), the Graz Opera House (Figaro), the Händel Festival Karlsruhe (Alarico) and the International Opera Festival St. Margarethen (Carmen).

Christian Sturm is also a very much sought-after concert soloist. His repertoire includes not only Bach’s Passions, but also works from Händel, Mozart, Haydn, Mendelssohn and Britten. He participated in a WDR production (Western German Broadcasting) of Kalman’s ‘Bajadere’ under the musical direction of Richard Bonynge.

 

 
 
 
REPERTOIRE
Britten, Benjamin A Midsummer Night’s Dream Lysander
Cavalli, Francesco Didone Aeneas
Händel, G.F. Acis und Galatea Acis
  Alarico il Balta Alarico
  Rodrigo Giuliano
  Giulio Cesare Sesto
Korngold, Erich Die stumme Serenade Cocle
Mozart, W.A. Die Zauberflöte Tamino
  Idomeneo Idamante
  La Finta Giardiniera Belfiore
Puccini, Giacomo Madama Butterfly Pinkerton
Purcell, Henry Dido and Aeneas Aeneas
  King Arthur  
Schapfl, Nikolaus Der kleine Prinz Fuchs
Strauss, Johann Die Fledermaus Alfred
Veddi, Giuseppe La Traviata Alfredo Germont
Wagner, Richard Das Rheingold Froh
     
 
 
REVIEWS
 
Opernhaus Wuppertal – Julietta – KOMMISSAR/BEAMTER
With secure high notes and a clear diction Christian Sturm sang the police inspector in the first act and the officer in the third act.
Online Musik Magazin
www.omm.de
Vereinigte Bühnen Wuppertal - Alcina - ORONTE
'Christian Sturm sings Oronte with a flexible tenor voice.'
OMM
Vereinigte Bühnen Wuppertal - Die Ägyptische Maria - MATROSE/AUSSÄTZIGER
'Vocally particularly outstanding were ... and the young tenor Christian Sturm as the Sailor and the leper.'
Der neue Merker
Richard Wagner Festival Wels - Tannhäuser - WALTHER VON DER VOGELWEIDE
'Outstanding also the other toubadours: Christian Sturm als Walther von der Vogelweide with his secure, clear tenor voice...'
Der neue Merker
 
 
 
ON STAGE
Cuvilliés Theater München – l’Incarnazione di Poppea – NERONE
 
Vereinigte Bühnen Wuppertal - Alcina - ORONTE
 
Vereinigte Bühnen Wuppertal - Il Barbieri di Siviglia - ALMAVIVA
 
Wuppertaler Bühnen - Die Gärtnerin aus Liebe - BELFIORE