Born in Lübeck tenor Christoph Strehl learned the musical repertoire of Heinrich Schütz and Hugo Distler as a boy soprano in the famous known "Lübeck singing and playing circle." After high school he studied voice at the Hochschule der Künste (now University of the Arts) in Berlin. Prof. John Höfflin and at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen with KS Prof. Soto Papulkas, where he graduated with honors. He attended master classes by Gianni Raimondi, Josef Metternich, Norman Shetler and Axel Bauni. Since 2008 he has worked regularly with Silvana Bazzoni-Bartoli.
In 1999 he won first prize at the International Vocal Competition in Coburg Alexander Girardi.
After initial engagements at German theaters, etc. at the National Theatre Mannheim, Alexander Pereira committed him 2002 at the Zurich Opera House. There, he began his international career, which makes him one of the most sought after Mozart tenors. Christoph Strehl received invitations to various German opera houses, at the Opera Garnier in Paris, to the Festival of Aix-en-Provence and Lucerne, as well as to the Salzburg Festival, where he sang in Mozart roles, Don Ottavio, Belmonte and Ferrando.
In the award-winning Magic Flute CD production of Claudio Abbado, he was the Tamino with performances in Reggio Emilia, Ferrara, Modena and Baden-Baden in 2005. In this role, he debuted in 2006 at the Metropolitan Opera in New York by James Levine and the following two years at the Vienna State Opera and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London.
The Lensky in Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin", he sang for the first time in a new production at the Bavarian State Opera in 2007/08, and Henry Morosus in "The Silent Woman" at the Dresden Semperoper and Narraboth in Sven-Eric Bechtolf's Zurich "Salome" in 2010.
He was also at the Liceu in Barcelona to experience as Don Ottavio and Belmonte and in Geneva and Amsterdam as Don Ottavio. The Jaquino ("Fidelio"), he designed in Zurich under Bernard Haitink and Nikolaus Harnoncourt and later at the Lucerne Festival 2010 in the CD recording under Claudio Abbado.
In the seasons 2011 - 2013 Christoph Strehl belongs to the ensemble of the Dortmund Opera, where he successfully as Eliogabalo in Francesco Cavalli's opera of the same, as Rodolfo in Puccini's "La Boheme", Orsino in Goldschmidt's "Beatrice Cenci" Shuiski debuted in Mussorgsky's "Boris Godunov" and Nerone in Monteverdi's "L'Incoronazione di Poppeia". In the season 2013/2014 followed his debut as Don Jose in Bizet's "Carmen".
In the summer of 2012, he sang at the Salzburg Festival, Mozart's "duty of the First commandment" under Ivor Bolton.
In 2014 he took part at the Salzburg Festival as part of the Schubertiade with Cecilia Bartoli and Oliver Widmer.
The new Geneva "ring" he sang in 2013 by Ingo Metzmacher ("Rheingold").
In addition to his vocal work, he was appointed professor at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg as a professor.
Particularly impressed Christoph Strehl's musical collaboration with the conductor William Christie, Adam Fischer, Marc Minkowski and Franz Welser-Möst, under whose direction he designed in 2006 in Cleveland the Evangelist in the St. Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach.
The singer has performed with Helmut Deutsch at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
He had concerts in the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Musikverein, the Zurich Tonhalle, the Victoria Hall in Geneva and Munich (Philharmonie and Hercules Hall), where he was in 2005 in a well-received CD production the narrator in Robert Schumann's oratorio "Paradise and the Peri" sang under the direction of Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
He sang 2009 by Adam Fischer at the 200.Todestages by Joseph Haydn in the tenor part in the "creation" in a performance broadcast worldwide from the Esterházy Palace, as well as the tenor solo in Beethoven's 9th Symphony in a CD recording of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic Philippe Herreweghe.
As DVD productions are "The Creation" (A.Fischer), "The Abduction from the Seraglio" (Bolton, Loy) "La Finta Giardiniera" (Harnoncourt, Moretti), "The Magic Flute" (Harnoncourt, Kusej), "Fierrabras" (Welser-Möst , Guth), "Les Indes Galantes" (Christie), "The Mastersingers of Nuremberg" (Welser-Möst, Lehnhoff) and "Fidelio" (Harnoncourt / Flimm and Haitink / Thalbach) appeared.