KONSTANTIN WOLFF
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Konstantin Wolff studied with D. Litaker at the University of Music in Karlsruhe, Germany, and won first prize in the Mendelssohn Competition in 2004.

The following year, he gave his operatic debut as Mercurio in L'incoronazione di Poppea at the Opéra de Lyon. Since then he has appeared in Rodelinda with Il Complesso Barocco, Orlando at the Oper Zürich, Britten’s Midsummer Night's Dream and Curlew River at the Opéra de Lyon and in Athens, Caronte in L'Orfeo and Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte in Aix-en-Provence, Silvano in La Calisto and Benoît Mernier’s Frühlings Erwachen, both at La Monnaie in Brussels, Achilla in Giulio Cesare in Göttingen and in the role of L'abbé in Gesualdo by composer Marc-André Dalbavie at Oper Zürich. In 2009, he made his Viennese debut as Orbazzano in Tancredi at Theater an der Wien and returned as Garibaldo in Rodelinda in a later season.

Most recently he performed the role of Don Fernando in a concert performance of Fidelio at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Opéra national de Montpellier, Il conte Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Volksoper Wien, Zoroastro in Orlando at La Monnaie and at the Holland Festival, Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte at the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden, the role of Masetto in Don Giovanni at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the role of Plutone in Orfeo with the Freiburger Barockorchester under the baton of Pablo Heras-Casado and Jupiter in Rameau’s Castor et Pollux at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse.

Konstantin regularly performs with leading baroque ensembles, such as Concerto Köln, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble, Kammerorchester Basel, Les Arts Florissants, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, Orchestra of the 18th Century and La Scintilla, and has been invited by renowned symphony orchestras like Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, WDR RSO, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Wiener Symphoniker, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, Orchestre de la Radio France, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra del RAI Turin.

His concert repertoire includes the oratorios of Händel and Bach, Haydn’s Die Schöpfung and Die Jahreszeiten, Beethoven’s Symphony Nr. 9, Mendelssohn’s Paulus as well as Mozart’s, Brahms', Dvorak’s and Fauré’s Requiems and Mahler's Wunderhornlieder.
Most recent engagements include Beethoven’s Symphony Nr. 9 with Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg under the baton of Ton Koopman, the Fauré Requiem with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Mozart’s Requiem with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie under the baton of Peter Dijkstra, Bach’s Weihnachts-Oratorium and Matthäus-Passion with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, the latter also recorded for Hamonia Mundi.

Konstantin Wolff has worked so far with conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, René Jacobs, Jérémie Rohrer, Emmanuel Krivine, Alan Curtis, Claudio Abbado, Sir Simon Rattle, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Marc Minkowsi, Teodor Currentzis, Nicolas McGegan, Riccardo Chailly, Manfred Honeck, Helmuth Rilling, Michael Schönwandt and stage directors including Pierre Audi, Jens Daniel Herzog, Philipp Himmelmann, Philipp Harnoncourt, Stephen Lawless, Jean-Paul Scarpitta and Moshe Leiser & Patrice Caurier.

In recital he has performed throughout Germany, France, Switzerland and Austria, including the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg.

His first recital solo album, named Victor Hugo en Musique, together with pianist Trung Sam, was released in 2008 by Harmonia Mundi. Other CD releases include Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 with Emmanuel Krivine (Naïve), Bach’s Weihnachts-Oratorium with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig under Riccardo Chailly (Decca), Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte with Teodor Currentzis and Musica Aeterna (Sony Classical) and most recently Don Giovanni (Masetto) with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin for Deutsche Grammophon.

Engagements in 2015/16 include Bach’s Matthäus-Passion with René Jacobs and the Akademie für Alte Musik in Milan and Turin, a recording of the Weihnachts-Oratorium with the Dunedin Consort, the h-moll Messe with Les Arts Florissants on tour, Handel’s Belshazzar with the RIAS Kammerchor, a Telemann programme with the Freiburger Barockorchester and Sasha Waltz’s production of Orfeo at the Opera de Lille.


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Weihnachts-Oratorium / J.S. Bach

Gewandhausorchester
Dresdner Kammerchor
Cond: Riccardo Chailly
Decca Classics

 

Die Zauberflöte / W.A. Mozart

Akademie für Alte Musik
Rias Kammerchor
Cond: René Jacobs
Harmonia Mundi

 

Symphony No. 9 / Beethoven

La chamber Philharmonique
Les Elements
Cond: Emmanuel Krivine
Naive

Golgotha / F. Martin

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Capella Amsterdam
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Cond: Daniel Reuss
Harmonia Mundi

 

Alexander’s feast / G.F.Händel

Collegium Cartusianum
Kölner Kammerchor
Cond: Peter Neumann

Carus

 

 

Lieder “Sturm und Drang” / F. Schubert

Soprano: Caroline Melzer
Piano: Ulrich Eisenlohr
Naxos

Victor Hugo en Musique

Piano: Trung Sam

Israel in Egypt / G.F Händel

vokalensemble Rastatt
Les Favorites
Cond: Holger Speck

Orlando / G. F. Händel (DVD)

 La Scintilla
Cond: William Christie

 

KONSTANTIN WOLFF: W.A. Mozart, Le Nozze Di Figaro, Non più andrai

KONSTANTIN WOLFF: J. Haydn, Die Jahreszeiten, Seht auf die breiten Wiesen hin

KONSTANTIN WOLFF: J.S. Bach, Weihnachts-Oratorium, Grosser Herr, o starker König

KONSTANTIN WOLFF: F. Schubert, Prometheus

Live recording 2012

KONSTANTIN WOLFF: F. Liszt, Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh

Live recording 2012

KONSTANTIN WOLFF: G. Mahler, Selbstgefühl

Live recording 2012

KONSTANTIN WOLFF: G. Fauré, L'absent

"Exzellent auch das übrige Ensemble: Konstantin Wolff mit klangvollem und zugleich koloraturen-gewandtem Bass als Zoroastro".

Opernwelt, about the role of Zoroastro in Händel's Orlando at La Monnaie, Brussels, June 2012

Konstantin Wolff

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Konstantin Wolff

Photo Credit: Marco Borggreve

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