Christopher Schumann


Christopher Schumann is currently the 2nd Kapellmeister at the Staatsoper Stuttgart, where he conducts a wide repertoire. Since his debut in 2018 with ‘The Love of Three Oranges’, staged by Axel Ranisch, he has conducted regularly, including titles such as ‘La Bohème’ (Andrea Moses), ‘Carmen’ (Sebastian Nübling), ‘St. John Passion’ (Ulrich Rasche), and ‘Hansel and Gretel’ (Axel Ranisch), as well as the world premiere of the chamber opera ‘Das Antigone-Tribunal’ by Leopold Dick. 

In 2023, he conducted the Mozart Opera Gala at the Forum am Schlosspark Ludwigsburg and made his debut with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, with whom he subsequently performed more concerts together with soloist Johannes Fischer.

Schumann studied orchestral conducting and accompaniment in Dresden and Milan and graduated with distinction. After his first engagement as director of studies and Kapellmeister at the Theater Hof, he was engaged at the Staatsoper Stuttgart in 2016. There he worked with conductors such as Marek Janowski, Hartmut Haenchen, Cornelius Meister, Titus Engel and Sylvain Cambreling. In addition to the Stuttgart State Orchestra, he has conducted orchestras such as the MDR Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano and the Hungarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest.

As a pianist, he is a sought-after partner in chamber music formats with the musicians of the Staatsorchester Stuttgart as well as in song recitals with the soloists of the Staatsoper.

30 Jan, 2024

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