Jochen Kupfer is a sought-after singer in opera houses and concert halls all over the world.
In addition to his engagements at the Semperoper Dresden and the Staatstheater Nürnberg guest appearances have taken Jochen Kupfer to the opera houses in Tokyo, Beijing, Strasbourg, Zürich and to the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, to the Vienna Volksoper, the opera house and styriarte Grazas well as to Staatsoper Hamburg, Komische Oper Berlin, Oper Leipzig, Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin and Bayerische Staatsoper München.
Highly acclaimed role debuts in preceding seasons included Wozzeck in Berg's opera of the same name, Andrej Bolkonski in Prokofiev’s War and Peace, Stolzius in Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten, Gunther in Götterdämmerung, Mandryka in Arabella, Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde, Orest in Elektra, the broom-maker in Hänsel und Gretel, the Bad Guys in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Escamillo in Carmen, the title role in Rossini's Guillaume Tell, Giorgio Germont in La Traviata and Pizarro in Fidelio.
He has given recitals and concert performances throughout Europe, in Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Hong Kong, Israel and the United States and at international festivals as well. His repertoire includes Johann Sebastian Bach's passions and Haydn's Schöpfung as well as the romantic oratorios, Orff's Carmina burana and also the famous Lied cycles and Lieder from the late romantic period up to classical modernism.
In 2018 his scenic Lied recital Wanderer had its premiere at Staatstheater Nürnberg.
Jochen Kupfer has appeared with famous conductors including Giuseppe Sinopoli, Kurt Masur, Riccardo Chailly, Krzysztof Urbanski, Dirk Kaftan, Constantin Trinks, Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos, René Jacobs, Philippe Herreweghe, Jeffrey Tate, Enoch zu Guttenberg, Christof Prick, Kent Nagano, Fabio Luisi, Yuri Temirkanov, Paavo Järvi, Sir Roger Norrington and Herbert Blomstedt. The first-rate releases of Schubert’s Winterreise (CD, MeisterKlang) and Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg on DVD have added to his numerous other recordings in the recital and concert repertoire.
Since 2019 he has been professor for singing at Hochschule für Musik Würzburg.
Born in Grimma he studied with Helga Forner (Musikhochschule Leipzig) and attended Master Classes with Theo Adam, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, completing his studies with Rudolf Piernay, Harald Stamm and Dale Fundling.
KUPFER Jochen, Schedule
KUPFER Jochen — Kurwenal | 3. act | Tristan and Isolde | Richard Wagner
2013 | State Theater Nuremberg, Nuremberg, Germany
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Ausrine Stundyte gives her debut in the title role of Elektra at Salzburg festival on August 1st - conducted by Franz Welser-Möst and directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski.
More performances are scheduled on August 6, 10, 16, 21 and 24.
We are very happy to announce, that the young Italian soprano Federica Lombardi has been invited by the Teatro alla Scala in Milan to perform there on July 08th, 2020 one of the first concerts after the closure due to the Corona epidemic.
She will sing arias and duets together with tenor Francesco Meli.
You will find a streaming of the concert on the social media of the Teatro alla Scala or on the site of the Corriere della Sera.
Released: Verdi's Otello with Federica Lombardi as Desdemona - alongside Jonas Kaufmann and Carlos Alvarez. The conductor is Antonio Pappano.
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