ChrisToPHer HochStuHL

Tenor

The American tenor Christopher Hochstuhl made his German debut in 2019 at the Stadttheater Giessen in the leading role of Pilot in the production „Glaube.Liebe.Abschied“ with music by Poulenc, Bach, Haydn and Bruckner. In the summer 2021 he joined the NRW Opera Studio and is scheduled to make his debut with Opera Wilmington as Tamino in „Die Zauberflöte“ in 2022.

As an active concert soloist, Christopher Hochstuhl recently made his debut with the Princeton Pro Musica in Beethoven's 9th Symphony and Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music in the Richardson Auditorium of Princeton University. Additional concert credits include J.S. Bach's „Matthäus-Passion“ and „Johannes-Passion“ with the Saint Peter’s Bach Collegium in New York City, Händel's „Messiah“, and Mozart's „Requiem“. He has premiered new-work commissions as tenor soloist in The „Courtship“ by Gianluca Verlingieris with Boston’s Antico/Moderno, „Mass“ by Fitzmartin with the Philadelphia Sinfonia in Verizon Hall of the Kimmel Center, and „Lux Notcis“ by Sedek with the Choral Arts Society of New Jersey.

Highlights of earlier seasons include covering and performing Nemorino in „L’elisir d’amore“, appearing in Sarasota Opera's „Turandot“, „Die Zauberflöte“ and „Nabucco“ and performing in concerts as Don Ramiro in „La Cenerentola“ or as Orpheus in „Orphée aus enfers“.
Prior to dedicating himself to singing, Christopher Hochstuhl studied flute and was accepted to Indiana University for flute performance. He is a proud alumnus of the Westminster Choir College, having completed both his bachelor’s and master’s Degree under the tutelage of Charles Walker. Having completed a focus in voice pedagogy with the Westminster Choir College, he served as the graduate assistant of voice pedagogy and has presented his original research.


Recent productions:

Essen:
La Boheme - Parpignol
Il tabarro - Amante

Gelsenkirchen: 
Orpheus in der Unterwelt - Orpheus