Christopher Alden

Christopher Alden

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“Two fragments of Monteverdi set the stage for Monk Feldman’s adaptation of texts from sources as varied as Ovid, Faulkner and Rilke. Yes, it could have seemed like a terribly disjointed exercise, but director Christopher Alden has somehow spun a web of magic around these pieces to bring them into sublime unity.” —Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star, October 21, 2015

“At the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Christopher Alden staged Rossini's opera in a version that is both burlesque and brilliant.” —Christian Merlin, Le Figaro, July 15, 2014

“But it must be said that during Mr. Steel’s few years, both at the Koch Theater and on the road, he presented some impressive and exciting productions. Two of them, directed by Christopher Alden, will always be high points of my operagoing life. There was the humane and affectionate production of “A Quiet Place,” Leonard Bernstein’s opera, long considered a flawed and patchwork piece, but revealed here as his most deeply personal, anguished and entertaining work, and the dark, sexy and insightful production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.” —Anthony Tommasini, New York Times


Born in New York City, Christopher Alden has been directing operas around the globe for the past several decades, committed to keeping the art form challenging and vital.

Christopher Alden begins the 2016-17 season by staging the Antonia Act from Offenbach's Les contes d'Hoffmann as part of the opening night gala production of the Wuppertaler Bühnen. Later in the season he returns to the English National Opera to revive his Olivier Award-winning staging of Handel's Partenope, before traveling to Warsaw to remount his production of Rossini's Il Turco in Italia, which . . .

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