Christopher Ward

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Christopher Ward © Matthias Baus
© Matthias Baus

Christopher Ward studied at Oxford and in London. He was a member of the Zurich International Opera Studio and moved to the Staatstheater Kassel as Kapellmeister in 2005. In 2006 he assisted Sir Simon Rattle with the Berlin Philharmonic in Wagner's »Das Rheingold«. In 2009 he became Kapellmeister and assistant to Kent Nagano at the Bavarian State Opera. In 2014 he moved to the Saarland State Theatre as 1st Kapellmeister. Engagements have taken him to the Hamburg State Opera, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, the Komische Oper Berlin, the National Theatre Prague and the Bregenz Festival, among others. In 2019, he took over the musical direction of Jörg Widmann's »Babylon« at the Berlin State Opera. He has been General Music Director of the city of Aachen since 2018.