Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz (c) Ferdinand

Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz


Born in Vienna, 1989 graduation as Mag. Phil. (Musicology, romance studies, political science). 1989-1992 general secretary of the Friends of the Vienna State Opera, 1993-96 press chief of the Vienna State and Volksoper, 1996-2001 chief dramaturge, 2001-03 guest dramaturge of the Vienna State Opera, here introductory matinees in the successor of Marcel Prawy. Wagner-Trenkwitz will take over the artistic direction of the Langenlois Castle Festival in autumn 2019.


Since 2003 member of the management of the Volksoper Vienna, since 2009 its chief dramaturge. Moderator on national and international stages (including opening of the Wiener Festwochen on the Vienna Rathausplatz, matinees at the Gärtnerplatz-Theater in Munich, at the Salzburg Easter Festival and concert moderation at the festival in Grafenegg), on the radio (including Pasticcio, Anklang and since 2009 Live Broadcast of the Vienna New Year's Concert) and on television (since 2001 Vienna Opera Ball). 2013-2016 director of the Hague Theater Summer.


Numerous books, most recently “The orchestra that never sleeps. The Vienna Philharmonic "(2017).


Performances as actors 2017-2019 / 2020 (selection): Pelikan ("The Circus Princess") at the Graz Opera, Njegus ("The Merry Widow") at the Langenlois Castle Festival, Kaunitz ("The Empress") and Dragotin ("Gypsy Love" ) at the Baden stage, the title role in "The Magician of Oz" at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt as well as annual participation in the cabaret program in the "Hell" at the Theater an der Wien (2019 "The Burning Divan"). From March 2020 Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz as a frog ("Die Fledermaus") on the stage of the Bonn Theater.

Photo: Peter Strobl