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Christopher Hochstuhl

    Mr. Hochstuhl is currently a member of the NRW Opernstudio, where he can be seen performing with the city opera houses in Essen, Dortmund, Wuppertal, and Gelsenkirchen. Highlights of this season include Orpheus in Gelsenkirchen's Orpheus in der Unterwelt and Pontius Pilate/Annas in Wuppertal's Jesus Christ Superstar. Mr. Hochstuhl is also to be seen in supporting roles in Essen's productions of Il trittico, Don Carlo, and La bohème and in concert with Oper Dortmund. In December of 2019, Mr. Hochstuhl made his German principal debut singing the lead tenor role of Pilot in Stadttheater Gießen's new baroque pastiche Glaube.Liebe.Abschied. Mr. Hochstuhl was scheduled to make his debut with Opera Wilmington as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte in the summers of 2020/2021 (twice postponed due to COVID). Mr. Hochstuhl has performed with professional opera companies and festivals across the United States.  In the winter of 2019, Mr. Hochstuhl was seen with the Sarasota Opera, performing several concerts in the cities of Sarasota, Venice, and Bradenton as Don Ramiro (La Cenerentola), Florindo (Mascagni's Le maschere), and Orphée (Orphée aus enfers). He also made appearances in Sarasota Opera's Turandot, Die Zauberflöte, and Nabucco.  In the summer of 2019, Mr. Hochstuhl made his debut with Teatro Nuovo covering the roles of Giannetto 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 appeared in Bellini's La straniera.

Highlights of earlier seasons included Lucano and Liberto Capitano in Montevedi's L'incoronazione di Poppea with Opernfest Berlin, Oronte in Handel's Alcina as a professional fellow in the Hawai’i Performing Arts Festival, and performances with the New York City Opera in Rameau's Pygmalion and the American premier of Wuorinen’s Brokeback Mountain. Mr. Hochstuhl has also performed with Boise's Opera Idaho, the Bel Canto Festival at Caramoor (NY), and the Arezzo Opera Festival. With Opera Idaho, Mr. 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, Mr. Hochstuhl 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 as tenor soloist in Beethoven's 9th Symphony and Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music in Princeton University's Richardson Auditorium. Additional concert soloist credits include Handel's Messiah; Mozart's Requiem with the Saint Paul’s Episcopal Orchestra in Wilmington, NC; and J.S. Bach's Matthäus-Passion and Johannes-Passion with the Saint Peter’s Lutheran Period Orchestra (NYC). Mr. Hochstuhl has also premiered 3 new-work commissions as tenor soloist: The Courtship by Valingieri with AnticoModerno in the First Lutheran Church of Boston, Mass by Fitzmartin with the Philadelphia Sinfonia in Verizon Hall of the Kimmel Center (Philaldephia), and Lux Notcis by Sedek with the New Jersey Choral Arts Society.  


           Mr. Hochstuhl’s second passion in life is teaching classical and musical theatre solo singing and thus he maintains a private studio between performances. Mr. Hochstuhl is also on the voice faculty of the college preparatory division of Rowan University. Many of Mr. Hochstuhl’s students are now pursuing professional music degrees in musical theatre and voice performance at universities across the United States. Amongst acceptances to several programs, recent alumni of the studio are studying musical theatre at Boston University, the University of Tampa, James Madison University, and The College of New Jersey. Students of classical singing are studying currently at the Westminster Choir College (Princeton, NJ) and Montclair University. Current students are performing roles in their high schools’ musicals and regional theatre programs with the Broadway Theatre of Pitman, the Paper Mill Playhouse, the McCarter Theatre, and the Count Basie Theatre. Additionally, students have placed in competitions such as NJ NATS, and have received awards from their regional theaters. 


         Having completed a focus in voice pedagogy with the Westminster Choir College, Mr. 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 himself to professional voice studies in conservatory, Mr. Hochstuhl studied the flute, and was even accepted to Indiana University’s BM in Flute Performance program. Mr. Hochstuhl still enjoys performing as a flutist on occasion. He has recorded on the Naxos Label in 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 an alumnus of the Westminster Choir College, having completed both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree 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.



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




Aalto Musiktheater Essen presents Tannhäuser

performing the role of Heinrich der Schreiber

Sept. 24th

Sept. 28th

Oct. 1st

Aalto Musiktheater Essen

Essen, Deutschland


Musiktheater im Revier presents Henze's Das Wundertheater and Hartmann's Wachsfigurenkabinett

performing the role of Chanfalla (Wundertheater) 

various (Wachsfigurenkabinett)

May 26th at 6:00pm

May 29th at 6:00pm

June 23 at 7:30pm

June 24 at 7:30pm

Kleines Haus

Gelsenkirchen, Deutschland

Oper Wuppertal presents Jesus Christ Superstar

performing the roles of Pontius Pilate and Annas

March 24th at 7:30pm

March 25th at 7:30pm

June 8th at 7:30pm

June 9th at 7:30pm

June 10th at 7:30pm

Oper Wuppertal

Wuppertal, Deutschland


Aalto Musiktheater Essen presents Don Carlo

performing the role of Conte di Lerma

March 12th at 7:00pm

March 19th at 7:00pm

March 30th at 7:30pm

April 10th at 6:00pm

April 22nd at 7:30pm

April 30th at 7:00pm

May 21st at 7:00pm

Aalto Musiktheater Essen

Essen, Deutschland

Aalto Musiktheater Essen presents La Boheme

performing the role of Parpignol

February 20th at 7:00pm

Musiktheater Essen

Essen, Deutschland

Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen presents Orpheus in der Unterwelt

performing the role of Orpheus

February 24th at 7:30pm

Gelsenkirchen, Deutschland

Aalto Musiktheater Essen presents Il trittico

performing the roles of Venditore di Canzioni and Amante

January 22 at 7:00pm

January 30th at 6:00pm

February 5th at 7:00pm

February 13th at 6:00pm

March 2nd at 7:30pm

March 20th at 6:00pm

March 31st at 7:30pm

April 24th 6:00pm

June 15th at 7:30pm
Aalto Musiktheater Essen

Essen, Deutschland

Oper Wuppertal presents Die Zauberflöte

performing the role of Erster Geharnischter

Dates TBD (due to NRW Flooding)

Oper Wuppertal

Wuppertal, Deutschland


Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen presents Orpheus in der Unterwelt

performing the role of Orpheus

October 30th at 7:30pm
November 7th at 6:00pm

November 27th at 7:30pm

December 12th at 6:00pm

December 31st at 7:30pm

Musiktheater im Revier

Gelsenkirchen, Deutschland

Aalto Musiktheater Essen presents La Boheme

performing the role of Parpignol

December 17th at 7:30pm

December 26th at 7:30pm

Musiktheater Essen

Essen, Deutschland

Oper Wuppertal

Liederabend, Mitglieder des Opernstudios NRW

November 21st at 12:00pm

Oper Wuppertal - Foyer

Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen

NRW Opernstudio Vorstellung - Theaterfest 2021

Sept 4th

Opera Wilmington presents Mozart's Die Zauberflöte


Wilmington, North Carolina
***re-postponed due to COVID-19. Dates TBD***


Opera Wilmington presents Mozart's Die Zauberflöte


Wilmington, North Carolina
***postponed to summer 2021 due to COVID-19. Dates TBD***

Leading Masterclass: Musical Theatre Audition Workshop 

collaboration between Rowan University and the Rowan Community Music School

Audition masterclass for HS aged musical theatre singers

December 13th

2020 Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions: Boston Districts

December 12th

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 Gießen

Gießen, Germany


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, 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


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



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

Jägerstraße 51, 10117 Berlin, Germany


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



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)


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

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



 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