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Roman Trekel


Roman Trekel has established himself as one of the most sought-after baritones. He received his musical education in Berlin starting his career at the Berlin State Opera and has been a principal singer of this company ever since. His repertoire includes roles such as Wolfram/Tannhäuser, Posa/Don Carlos, Count/Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Alfonso/Cosi fan tutte, Beckmesser/Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Kurwenal/Tristan und Isolde, Amfortas/Parsifal, Faust/ Doktor Faust and Wozzeck/Wozzeck.

He has performed with the leading opera houses throughout Europe and Japan, inter alia with the Teatro alla Scala di Milano, the Royal Opera House London, the Dresden, Hamburg and Munich State Operas, De Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, the Zurich Opera House, the New National Theatre Tokyo, the Vienna State Opera (The Cunning Little Vixen/Forester, April 2016) and the Bayreuth and Salzburg Festivals.

Roman Trekel's extensive concert work as a lied recitalist and as soloist with the major and prestigious orchestras and conductors includes appearances with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (Le nozze di Figaro/Count, 2017) under conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Fabio Luisi, Zubin Mehta, Kent Nagano, Sir Simon Rattle, Christian Thielemann.

Numerous CD and DVD recordings for different labels - CPO, Naxos, Berlin Classics, Arte Nova and Oehms Classics (Dichterliebe, Winterreise, Die schöne Müllerin), DVD Tannhäuser/Wolfram productions under Philippe Jordan (Arthus) and under Franz Welser-Möst (EMI Classics). Lohengrin/Heerrufer (Kent Nagano)

for Opus Arte and Le Nozze di Figaro/Count (Daniel Barenboim) for TDK.

Last updated: Jul 2019