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. His 2012-13 season featured multiple performances in the operas of Richard Wagner, including his role debut as Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde and Beckmesser in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg with the Staatstheater Nürnberg and Wolfram in Tannhäuser in new productions in Japan and France. He also debuted at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires as the Spirit Messenger in Richard Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten. In 2013-14 his performances include Mandryka in Arabella and Germont in La Traviata at the the Staatstheater Nürnberg, as well as concert performances with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona, Bach Collegium München, Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg, and Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico.


Posted: Jan-27-2015
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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