Austrian baritone Christoph Filler studied at the University of Music and Arts Vienna with Peter Edelmann and Florian Boesch. Since 2016 Christoph Filler was a member of the ensemble of the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich for three seasons where he sang Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Dottore Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Schaunard (La Boheme), Graf Eberbach (Der Wildschütz), Sir Edgar’s Sekretär (Der junge Lord) but also Danilo (Die lustige Witwe) and Josef (Wiener Blut).
In the 2013/14 season he was a member of the International Opera Studio of the Zurich Opera, where he understudied Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte), Marullo (Rigoletto), Ned Keene (Peter Grimes) and sang many supporting roles on stage. In 2014, Christoph Filler debuted at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, where he sang Toni Schlumberger in Josef Köpplinger’s production of Die Zirkusprinzessin. Further engagements took Christoph Filler to Daegu, South Korea where he sang Belcore (L’Elisir d’amore); to Munich where he sang Jan Janicki (Der Bettelstudent); to Chemnitz where he sang Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) and to Staatstheater Darmstadt where he sang Dr Falke (Die Fledermaus). Christoph Filler will return to the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in the 2019/20 season to sing Dr. Falke in Düsseldorf.
Alongside his opera career, Christoph Filler is an avid song interpreter and oratorio singer. He already sang Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten, Brahms’ Deutsches Requiem but also Orff’s Carmina Burana as soloist. In April 2019, Christoph Filler made his debut at the Wiener Musikverein with Bach’s St Matthew Passion under the baton of Martin Haselböck and also in Mexico City and Los Angeles with the Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestre. In December 2019, Christoph Filler performed Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin for the first time. He gave his debut in Strasbourg with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg as Raphael and Adam in Haydn’s The Creation, before taking this work on tour with the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées and Philippe Herreweghe, stepping in for Florian Boesch in Modena and Katowice.
Christoph Filler is also known as a very sensitive interpreter of Classic Art Songs, especially Schubert and Mahler. He already sang Mahler’s song cycles Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen at the Salzkammergut Festwochen with the Academy of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Kindertotenlieder with chamber orchestra and Schubert’s Winterreise at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz.
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Franz Lehár: Die Juxheirat
Gerhard Ernst, Maya Boog, Alexander Kaimbacher, Christoph Filler, Tomaz Kovacic, Matthias Schuppli, Wolfgang Gerold et al.
Franz Lehár-Orchester | Chor des Lehár Festivals Bad Ischl
Conductor: Marius Burkert
Label: CPO | 2017
Franz Schubert: Die Winterreise, D 911, op 89
Christoph Filler, baritone
Andreas Fröschl, piano
Michael Schade, narrator
Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannes-Passion BWV 245
Cornelia Horak, soprano
Patricia Nolz, alto
Mauro Peter, tenor
Florian Boesch, bass-arias & Pilatus
Michael Schade, Evangelist
Christoph Filler, Christus
Stefan Gottfried, artistic direction
Concentus Musicus Wien
Arnold Schoenberg Chor