Firmly established in Europe as a singer of unusual depth and deep musicality, German baritone Jochen Kupfer is now also enjoying a growing career in the United States.

Recently Jochen Kupfer made his role debut as Lindorf/Coppélius/Dapertutto/Dr. Miracle at the Vienna Volksoper in Jacques Offenbach's Les contes d’Hoffmann. Another role debut was his appearance as Wozzeck in a new production of Berg's opera in a return to Staatstheater Nürnberg. Other recent highlights include Peter in Hänsel und Gretel with Staatsoper Hamburg and Staatstheater Nürnberg;, Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde with Oper Graz; Gunther in Götterdämmerung with Staatstheater Nürnberg; Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Indianapolis Symphony under Krysztof Urbanski; Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro with Staatsheater Nurnberg; Escamillo in Carmen, Gunther in Gotterdammerung and Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde with the Teatro Comunale di Modena and Teatro Comunale di Ferrara; his debut at the Glynebourne Festival as Beckmesser in Der Meistersinger von Nurnberg. In past seasons with Staatstheater Nurnberg he has sung Germont in La traviata, Marcel in Les Huguenots, Mandryka in Arabella, Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde and Beckmesser in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. He sang Wolfram in Tannhäuser in new productions in Japan and France, and debuted at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires as the Spirit Messenger in Richard Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten.

Posted: Nov-20-2017
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Kupfer joins soprano Simone Schneider, mezzo-soprano Gerhild Romberger, tenor Richard Croft, and the Gewandhaus Orchestra and MDR Rundfunkchor of Leipzig, Germany. Conducted by Herbert Blomstedt.

Posted: Dec-3-2012
Latest Acclaim
"Among the vocal soloists, Jochen Kupfer, a baritone, stood out for his hearty voice and abundant character."
— New York Times
Posted: Jul-30-2011
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Posted: Feb-3-2014