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Michael Volle

Michael Volle is one of the most sought-after singers of our time. The baritone is a mainstay at the most renowned opera houses in the world including the Metropolitan Opera New York, the State Operas in Munich and Vienna, the Teatro alla Scala Milan, the Royal Opera House London, Opéra National de Paris and the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Staatsoper Berlin.

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  • 18.08.2019 - Michael Volle: Wagner's Ring Cycle in Berlin

  • Michael Volle kicks off the season at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, singing Wotan in Das Rheingold (September 7 and 21), Die Walküre (September 8 and 22) and Siegfried (September 11 and 26). The rest of the cast features Roman Trekel, Simon O'Neill, Stephan Rügamer, Ekaterina Gubanova, Anna Samuil, Anja Kampe, Falk Struckmann, Iréne Theorin, Andreas Schager and Jochen...

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  • 08.07.2019 - Michael Volle: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in Bayreuth

  • Michael Volle spends most of the summer performing at the Bayreuther Festspiele, where he stars as Hans Sachs in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg from July 27 - August 27. He takes two breaks from the opera, first on August 8, when he sings a recital with Helmut Deutsch in Edinburgh, and lastly, on August 15, he sings the baritone solo in Mozart's Requiem at the...

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  • 07.05.2019 - Michael Volle: A New Wotan Reigns in the Metropolitan Opera’s ‘Ring’ - The New York Times

  • It is one of the pinnacle roles in all of opera: Wotan, king of the gods in Wagner’s epic “Ring.” It’s a nearly fathomless part that demands a beautiful voice, power, subtle acting, keen intelligence and stamina. Great Wotans don’t exactly grow on trees. At the Metropolitan Opera, the German baritone Michael Volle has donned an eye patch and picked up a spear to sing...

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  • 06.05.2019 - Michael Volle: Nabucco in Zurich

  • After a single performance as Hans Sachs in Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden on May 30 and a recital at Zurich's Fraumünster on June 5, Michael Volle stars in the title role of Verdi's Nabucco at the Opernhaus Zürich. The performances take place from June 23 - July 12.

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  • 10.03.2019 - Michael Volle: Wagner at the Metropolitan Opera

  • Michael Volle returns to the Metropolitan Opera this spring to star in three different operas, all part of the complete cycle of Wagner’s Ring featuring a cast of magnificent Wagnerians. Philippe Jordan conducts. Mr. Volle sings the Wanderer in Siegfried on April 13, May 2 and 9, and Wotan in both Das Rheingold on April 29 and May 6, and Die...

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  • 25.02.2019 - Michael Volle: March performances

  • This March, Michael Volle departs on a recital tour alongside pianist Helmut Deutsch, which takes them to Dresden (March 7), Bad Lauchstädt (March 8) and Linz (March 19). He also stars as Orest in two concert performances of Strauss' Elektra with the hr Sinfonie Orchester on March 15 in Frankfurt, and March 17 in Dotmund. The rest of the cast features Elena Pankratova in the title role,...

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