The Old – AND the New – Sung well!
Curiosity and Interest in Contemporary Music, as well as a fascination of the New and Co-Creative pieces shows up in Christian Miedl’s Repertoire.
“Don’t get me wrong: I love singing Mozart, Wagner, Strauss, and I feel my soul expands when doing so – but since my teenage years, I’ve also been fascinated by living creative composers like Rihm, Berio, Nono. Maybe even more than the traditional repertoire, Contemporary Music needs technical perfection, and an immense amount of vocal flexibilty in expression to make it sound beautiful and easy. In addition, one sometimes gets the chance to be part of the compositorial, creative process. In the end, I’m always happy and content when I’m able to give a new piece the power and speech it deserves – like it was a long-known piece of Bach, Beethoven, Mahler.“
Mr. Miedl has had the honour of personal collaborations with some of the most important composers of the 20th and 21st century, such as Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös, Luca Francesconi, Wolfgang Rihm, Ennio Morricone, Salvatore Sciarrino, Philip Glass.
He has been the lead soloist of world premieres and country premieres of some fascinating and extraordinary new works:
DER MALER TRÄUMT, Concertgebouw Amsterdam (Uraufführung)
ATLANTIS, Neufassung, Strasbourg Festival Musica (Uraufführung 2. Version, Festival Musica Strasbourg, Radio France)
JERUSALEM, Orchestra della RAI Torino (Uraufführung)
TREE OF CODES, Oper Köln (Uraufführung)
QUARTETT, Spoleto Festival USA 2017 und Malmö Opera (Skandinavische Erstaufführung)
LUCI MIE TRADITRICI, Oper Frankfurt/ Cantiere Montepulciano (Italienische Erstaufführung)
SYMPHONY 3, ORESUND, Stephaniensaal Graz (Uraufführung)
MARE NOSTRUM, Bayerische Staatsoper/ Münchener Opernfestspiele
SYMPHONY No V, Gewandhaus Leipzig
THE CIVIL WARS, Holland Festival
SATYAGRAHA, Oper Bonn
SERENADE, Mozart-Woche Salzburg und Orchestra LaVerdi Milano