In 2013 the German Tenor Christoph Strehl became Professor at the University Mozarteum Salzburg. He was born in Lübeck in 1968 and studied with Soto Papulkas at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen and later with Silvana Bazzoni Bartoli in Zürich. He attended Masterclasses with Axel Bauni, Norman Shettler, Josef Metternich, Gianni Raimondi and Claude Thiolas. In 2002 he became a member of the Opernhaus Zürich, where he remained for nine years. After his debut as Don Ottavio at the Salzburg Festival with Nikolaus Harnoncourt, an international career began as a leading Mozart-Tenor, which led him, among others, to the opera houses of Vienna, Munich, Hamburg, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Geneva and New York (MET), as well as to the festivals of Aix-en-Provence, Lucerne and the Wiener Festwochen. He sung the role of Tamino in Claudio Abbado´s recording of the Magic Flute. As Lieder singer he performed with Helmut Deutsch at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, in Zürich, Cologne and Amsterdam. In the meantime he has extended his repertoire to include roles such as Rodolfo, Don José, Schuiskj and Pollione alongside Cecilia Bartoli at Monte Carlo Opera House in February 2016.