CHRISTOPHER HOCHSTUHL

Tenor

Christopher Hochstuhl

 recently moved to Berlin, Germany. This December, he will make his professional German debut in Stadttheater Giessen's new opera Glaube.Liebe.Abschied. Mr. Hochstuhl recently joined the artist roster of the Hamburg based agency, KulturKontor Regine Dierse. Mr. Hochstuhl has performed with professional opera companies and festivals across the United States.  In the winter of 2019, Mr. Hochstuhl traveled to Florida to perform as an apprentice artist with Sarasota Opera. With Sarasota Opera, he was featured in several concerts in the cities of Sarasota, Venice, and Bradenton, performing scenes as Don Ramiro (La Cenerentola), Florindo (Mascagni's Le maschere), and Orpheus (Orpheus aus enfers). He also appeared in the ensembles of Sarasota Opera's Turandot, Die Zauberflöte, and Nabucco.  This summer, Mr. Hochstuhl made his debut with Teatro Nuovo covering the roles of Gianetto and Isacco in Rossini's La gazza ladra. Mr. Hochstuhl also performed the tenor solo in movement 9 of Rossini's Stabat Mater, La gazza in La gazza ladra, and sang in the ensemble of Bellini's La straniera.

Last season, Hochstuhl made his German debut, singing Lucano and Liberto Capitano in Montevedi's L'incoronazione di Poppea with Opernfest Berlin. Additional highlights of 2018 included Hochstuhl's debut with the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, singing Oronte in Handel's Alcina, and appearing with the New York City Opera in performances of Wuorinen's Brokeback Mountain and Rameau's Pygmalion. Hochstuhl has also performed with Boise's Opera Idaho, the bel canto festival at Caramoor, and the Arezzo Opera Festival. With Opera Idaho, Hochstuhl covered Nemorino in the mainstage production of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore, performed the role in an outreach tour of 38 performances across the state of Idaho, and soloed in concerts in the cities of Boise, McCall, and Pocatello. With Caramoor, Hochstuhl appeared in Bellini's Il pirata and concerts of bel canto songs and opera in both the Venetian Theater and Spanish Cortile under the baton of Will Crutchfield. With the Arezzo Opera Festival, performed the role of Oronte in Händel's Alcina at the Badia delle Santa Flora e Lucia in Arezzo, Italy.

 

An active concert soloist, Hochstuhl recently made his debut with the Princeton Pro Musica in Princeton University's Richardson Auditorium as tenor soloist in Beethoven's 9th Symphony and Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music. Additional concert soloist credits include Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Requiem, J.S. Bach's Matthäus-Passion and Johannes-Passion, and 3 new work commissions with regional ensembles such as the Philadelphia Sinfonia, Boston's AnticoModern, the Saint Peter's Lutheran Bach Collegium (NYC), Choral Arts Society of NJ, and St. Paul's Episcopal's Orchestra (Wilmington, NC). 

      

           As a teacher of singing, Mr. Hochstuhl maintains a private studio serving students across the state of New Jersey and the city of Philadelphia. In addition, Mr. Hochstuhl is on the voice faculty of the college preparatory division of Rowan University. With his background in voice pedagogy, Mr. Hochstuhl specializes in the classical and musical theater voice. Mr. Hochstuhl's students have performed leading roles in their school musicals, began professional bachelor degrees in voice/music at NJ universities, been accepted into competitive summer programs, placed in competitions such as NJ NATS, and have been awarded by their local community theaters.

       

         Greatly interested in voice science and pedagogy, Hochstuhl has presented his original research at the 2017 Voice Foundation (Philadelphia), World Voice Day (Princeton), Gender & Sexuality Studies Colloquium (Rider University), and the Independent Scholarship and Creative Activities Presentations (Rider University). Mr. Hochstuhl completed his first publication in 2015 for his writing on gender transgression and masculinity in the music of female Disney Villains,  “Poor Unfortunate Gender Stereotypes”, published by W.W. Norton & Company on The Avid Listener. 

            

          Prior to dedicating his career to singing, Mr. Hochstuhl was an avid flutist and on occasion still enjoys performing as a flutist. He has recorded on the Naxos Label on the CD “Carolae: Music for Christmas” featuring the music of James Whitbourn, James Jordan, and the Williamson Voices. This CD was nominated for preliminary voting for a GRAMMY in best choral performance. 

           

          Mr. Hochstuhl is a proud alumnus of the Westminster Choir College, having completed both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees under the tutelage of Charles Walker. At Westminster, Mr. Hochstuhl was repeatedly featured in the college's opera company and art song festivals. He also served as the graduate assistant of voice pedagogy, overseeing student/faculty research and working with students to assimilate theoretical concepts studied in voice science into practical application in their own singing in the Presser Voice Laboratory.

 
 
 

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Available for private hire for opera, oratorio, musical theatre, concert, weddings, and private events.

 

SCHEDULE

2020 PERFORMANCES AND ENGAGEMENTS
Stadttheater Giessen presents Glaube.Liebe.Abschied
A pastiche opera with music by Poulenc (Die Menschliche Stimme) J.S. Bach, Haydn, and Bruckner
(additional information here)

December 15th 2019 at 7:30pm

December 21st 2019 at 7:30pm

December 29th at 7:30pm

January 25th at 7:30pm

February 6th at at 7:30pm

February 21st at 7:30pm

April 5th at 7:30pm

Stadttheater Gissen

Gissen, Germany



2019 PERFORMANCES AND ENGAGEMENTS

Teatro Nuovo presents Bellini's La straniera
July 14th SUNY Purchase

July 17th Rose Theatre, JALC, NYC

Teatro Nuovo presents Rossini's La gazza ladra
cover Isacco, study-cover Giannetto

July 13th at SUNY Purchase 
July 17th Rose Theatre, JALC, NYC
 

Teatro Nuovo presents Rossini's Stabat Mater

June 27th at the Church of Heavenly Rest, NYC

Tenor soloist, Mvmnt. 9

Kentucky Bach Choir's Audrey Roonie 2019 Vocal Competition
National Finalist Round

April 13th at 2pm
First Presbyterian Church Lexington, KY
 

St. Paul's Episcopal presents Mozart's Requiem w/ orchestra
Tenor Soloist

St. Pauls Episcopal Wilmington, NC

March 29th at 7:30pm

Sarasota Opera presents Concerts at Noon

Friday, March 22 at 12pm

Lee & Bob Peterson Great Room

Sarasota Opera House

Sarasota Opera presents Concerts at Noon
Friday, March 8th at 12pm
Lee & Bob Peterson Great Room
Sarasota Opera House

Sarasota Opera presents Verdi's Nabucco

March 2nd, 5th, 7th, 13th, 16th, 19th at 7:30pm

March 10th and 24th at 1:30pm

Sarasota Opera presents Mozart's Die Zauberflöte

February 16th, 19th, 21st, 27th at 7:30pm

February 24th at 1:30pm

March 1st, 21st, and 23rd at 7:30pm

March 16th at 1:30pm

Sarasota Opera presents Puccini's Turandot

February 9th, 12th, 14th, 20th, 23rd, 28th at 7:30pm
February 17th at 1:30pm

March 3rd and 20th at 1:30pm

March 8th, 15th, 17th, and 22nd at 7:30pm

Sarasota Opera presents Bradenton Opera Guild "Stars of Tomorrow"
The Manitee Performing Arts Center

Bradenton, Florida

February 3rd at 1:30pm

Sarasota Opera presents the 2019 winter season Welcome Concert

Sarasota Opera House

January 19th at 7:30pm

2018 PERFORMANCES AND ENGAGEMENTS

Broadway Opera Cabaret
December 9th at 7:30pm
Kenethesed Israel in Jenkintown, PA

Solos and ensembles from Broadway favorites: Company, Gypsy, Kiss me Kate,
My Fair Lady, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, Jekll and Hyde,
Milk and Honey, Parade, Kismet, The King and I, Candide, Thoroughly Modern Millie,
A Funny Things Happened on the Way to the Forum, and more!

 

Princeton Pro Musica presents To Music to Joy

Tenor Soloist in:

Beethoven's 9th Symphony Finale
Vaughan William's  Serenade to Music

November 4th at 4:00pm
Richardson Auditorium
Princeton, NJ

Opernfest Berlin presents Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea

Roles of Lucano and Liberto Capitano
August 29 - 30th at 7:30pm

Stummfilmkino Delphi

Gustav-Adolf-Straße 2, 13086 Berlin, Germany

www.opernfest.com

 

Opernfest present Opern Gala Konzerte
August 18th at 7pm
Mendelssohn Remise

Jägerstraße 51, 10117 Berlin, Germany

www.opernfest.com

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival presents Papu and Puccini

An Evening of Opera by Italian Composers

July 14th at 4pm

Honoka'a Cafe Il Mondo

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival presents Handel's Alcina
Role of Oronte

July 7th & 8th at 8pm
Davies Chapel
Waimea, HI


 

​New York City Opera presents Wuorinen's Brokeback Mountain
Tenor Chorus
May 31st, and June 2, 3, 4th
Rose Theater at Lincoln Center
New York, New York

 

 

Choral Arts Society of New Jersey presents Lux Noctis

New Oratorio Commission
Tenor Soloist

May 12th at 8pm
Westfield, NJ

 

Saint Peter's Bach Collegium presents J.S. Bach's Matthäus-Passion

Tenor Soloist

March 30th at 12pm
Saint Peter's Lutheran Church

619 Lexington Ave New York, New York


 

New York City Opera presents Rameau's Pygmalione
Tenor Chorus
March 24 and 25th
Gerald W. Lynch Theater, NYC


 

2017 PERFORMANCES AND ENGAGEMENTS

Saint Peter's Bach Collegium presents BWV 62 & 10

Tenor soloist

December 10th
Saint Peter's Lutheran Church: 10am
Saint Barnabas Greenwich, CT: 4pm

Opera Idaho's Young Artist Concert
November 12th at 6pm

Community Congregational Church

McCall, ID

Opera Idaho presents Living Opera

arias of living composers

November 10th at 7:30pm

Boise Philharmonic Rehearsal Room 

Opera Idaho presents L'elisir d'amore

Nemorino cover

November 3rd at 7:30pm

Jensen Concert Hall, Pocatello

Opera Idaho presents School Tour: The Elixir of Love (Public Performances)

Nemorino

October 28th at 10:30 and 1:00pm

Ballet Idaho Auditorium
 

Opera Idaho presents L'elisir d'amore

Nemorino cover
October 6th and 8th
The Egyptian Theater, Boise 

Opera Idaho presents Operatini
presenting arias of Mozart

September 28th at 5:30 and 8:30

The Sapphire Room, Boise

Opera Idaho presents Auction of Arias Gala

presenting arias of Tchaikovsky, Mozart, and Handel

September 23rd

Arid Club, Boise

Caramoor presents Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle
July 23rd at 4pm

Venetian Theater at Caramoor

 

Caramoor presents Canzonetta sull'aria

Concert of Italian Song
July 8 at 3:30pm

Spanish Courtyard at Caramoor


Caramoor presents Bellini's Il Pirata

July 8 at 7:30pm
Venetian Theater at Caramoor


 

Caramoor presents Abbondanza di Primavera: An Italian Evening
Opening Night Gala

June 17th at 5:30pm
Venetian Theater at Caramoor

Caramoor
Apprentice Artist

June 5th - July 23rd

Graduate Recital of Christopher Hochstuhl
Dichterliebe Schumann

Baroque and Classical Arias (Handel and Mozart)
May 6th at 5:45pm

Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College

 


Saint Peter's Bach Collegium presents J.S. Bach's Johannes Passion
Tenor Soloist

April 14th at 12pm
Saint Peter's Lutheran Church
619 Lexington Avenue, NYC

 

"Jenick" in Smetana's The Bartered Bride
April 7th at 6:30PM
Playhouse, Westminster Choir College

 

American Art Song Festival
No 1 and 2 from Harold Meltzer's Beautiful Ohio

February 24 at 6:30pm
Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College

 


GF Handel Messiah
Tenor Soloist
Janurary 22, 4PM
First United Methodist Church, Newton, NJ

 

2016 PERFORMANCES AND ENGAGEMENTS


 Drama per Music Commission Concert
JS Bach Coffee Cantata
Comission by Verlingieri, The Courtship

with period orchestra AnticoModerno
October 11th 7pm First Lutheran Church Boston
October 14th 7pm Saint Peter's Luterhan Church

"Oronte" in Handel's Alcina

Arezzo Opera Festival, Italy
August 5th, 8pm

Badia della Santa Flora e Lucilla

Tenor Soloist in Fitzmartin Concert Mass

with Philadelphia Sinfonia and Commonwealth Youth Choirs
Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center
June 18th at 7:30pm

Apprentice Artist Texas Music Festival (Houston)
May 22-June 1st

Concert of Arias June 1st at 6PM

Dudley Recital Hall, University of Houston

 

©2018 by Christopher Hochstuhl