Christoph Späth was born in Berlin and studied at the Berlin University of the Arts, at the Oberlin Conservatory, and at Yale University in the USA. After two years in the ensemble of the Landestheater Altenburg, he worked as a freelance tenor and gave guest performances at the opera houses of Braunschweig, Amsterdam, Trieste, Palermo, and Lyon, among others. In 1993, he made his debut at the Salzburg Festival under Nikolaus Harnoncourt. In 1998 came his debut at the Munich Music Biennale, in the inaugural performance of Toshio Hokosawa's Visions of Lear. Späth has been closely connected to the Komische Oper Berlin as a guest since 1997, and became a member of the ensemble in 2002, appearing in such roles as Vašek in »The Bartered Bride«, Bob Boles in »Peter Grimes«, Jaquino in »Fidelio (1805)«, First Stranger in »The Cousin from Some-place-or-other«, the title role in »Robin Hood«, Pedrillo in »The Abduction from the Seraglio«, and the Prince in »The Love for Three Oranges«.