Sebastian Kohlhepp

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Sebastian Kohlhepp has established himself in recent years on the international opera and concert stages as one of the finest German tenors of his generation.

Most recently, he gave house debuts at the Palau de les Arts Valencia in a staged production of Mozart’s Requiem, at Opernhaus Zurich as Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni and at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich as Kronprinz Georg in Lehár’s Schön ist die Welt, which was followed by Pierrino in a new production of Lehár’s Guiditta. His role debut as David in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Osterfestspiele Salzburg under Christian Thielemann (also on CD and DVD) was highly acclaimed and lead to his house debut at Semperoper Dresden in this role.

The season 2022-23 will see further debuts as Narraboth/Salome at La Scala and Walther/Tannhäuser at the Osterfestspiele Salzburg, as well as returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper as Ferrando/Cosi fan tutte, to Staatsoper Wien and Semperoper Dresden as Tamino/Die Zauberflöte. The season will conclude with his operatic debut at the Salzburger Festspiele as Manolios in a new production of Martinů’s The Greek Passion.

As a former ensemble member of Wiener Staatsoper and Oper Stuttgart, he performed roles such as Remendado/Carmen, Jaquino/Fidelio, Froh/Das Rheingold, Tamino, Lucio Vero in Jommelli’s Il Vologeso, Alfred/Die Fledermaus, Ferrando, Der Junge Herr in Philippe Boesmans’ Reigen, Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni, Oronte/Alcina, Lurcanio/Ariodante and as Giasone in Cherubini’s Medea.
Elsewhere, Sebastian Kohlhepp has appeared as Tamino at Theater an der Wien and Theater Basel, as Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte, conducted by Ivor Bolton, at De Nationale Opera Amsterdam, as Belmonte/Entführung aus dem Serail at the Salzburger Mozartwochen, conducted by René Jacobs, in the title role of Britten’s Albert Herring at Volksoper Wien, as Eurimaco in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria at Theater an der Wien and Don Ottavio at Oper Köln.