Christoph von Bernuth is a freelance stage director and was the opera director of the renowned Innsbruck Festival of Early Music from 2010 until 2014. Since the season 2016/17 he is the new artistic managing director at the Statestheatre Oldenburg.

Recently, he created a scenic version of Purcell's The Fairy Queen in the Philharmonie Berlin, together with the RIAS Kammerchor and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin under the baton of Rinaldo Alessandrini. A memorable performance which thrilled both public and print media.
In 2014 he created and staged with great success at the Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci the Festa Teatrale Der goldene Apfel. In summer 2013 he staged the Mozart opera La clemenza di Tito at the Innsbruck Festival. His most recent productions include also the highly acclaimed co-production of Il Paride by Giovanni Andrea Bontempi under the musical direction of Christina Pluhar and her ensemble L’Arpeggiata at the Potsdam Sanssouci Music Festival 2011 and in 2012 at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music. In 2010 he began with a series of staged Opera buffa Intermezzi for the Innsbruck Festival. The Coffee Cantata (Bach) / La Serva Padrona (Pergolesi) in 2010, followed by Telemanns Pimpinone 2011 and finally La Dirindina by Domenico Scarlatti in 2012. In summer 2009, he staged in collaboration with the new artistic director of the Innsbruck Festival, Alessandro De Marchi, Arianna a Naxos and L'Isola disabitata by Joseph Haydn.

He is co-founder of the annual International Singing Competition Pietro Antonio Cesti for Baroque Opera at the Innsbruck Festival, which is aimed for young singers from around the world. In addition, he is co-founder of the annual project Baroque Opera:Young, a staged opera production for young singers at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music.

He has worked in more than 100 opera productions at the most important opera houses and festivals in Europe with stage directors like Peter Konwitschny, Willy Decker, George Tabori, Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Stephen Lawless, Barrie Kosky, Vera Nemirova, Christof Nel or Ursel and Karl-Ernst Hermann. His activities brought him, amongst others, to the Dresden Music Festival, the Opéra National de Paris, the Schwetzingen Festival, the Theater Basel, the Opéra de Montpellier, the Cologne Opera, the Opéra de Lyon, the Dresden Semper Opera, the Festival in Aix-en-Provence, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the Teatro Real in Madrid or La Scala di Milano.

From 1997 - 2009 he led the opera field of the Innsbruck Festival under the artistic direction of René Jacobs. He was responsible for the planning and implementation of several co-productions, in particular with the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin.

Between 2000 and 2005 he was hired by the Hamburg State Opera as assistant stage director. Besides own stagings at the Hamburg State Opera, on Kampnagel Hamburg, the Early Music Festival zeitfenster Berlin and the Innsbruck Festival, he also worked as a movement instructor for the young singers of the opera studio of the Hamburg State Opera.

Besides his native language German, he is fluent in English, French and Italian. Christoph von Bernuth was born in Rochester/Minn. USA and lives in Cologne, Germany.