Albert Dohmen

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Albert Dohmen (born June 17, 1956 in Krefeld ) is a German opera singer ( bass baritone ).


Dohmen has already played children's roles in opera performances . From 1970 to 1974 he studied oboe in Essen . In 1976 he won first prize at the national singing competition in Berlin . Dohmen then studied law at the University of Cologne from 1976 to 1982 . He received private singing lessons from the soprano Gladys Kuchta . In 1982 he came to the opera studio of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein as a soloist and was then a soloist at this house from 1984 to 1985. In 1986 he moved to the Hessian State Theater in Wiesbaden . Dohmen has been working as a freelancer since 1991.

His international breakthrough came in 1997 with the title role in Wozzeck under the direction of Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic at the Salzburg Easter Festival under the direction of Peter Stein . He then sang under conductors such as: Sir Georg Solti , Giuseppe Sinopoli , Kurt Masur , Lorin Maazel , Zubin Mehta , James Levine , Georges Prêtre , Marek Janowski and Michel Plasson . Dohmen is considered one of the leading interpreters of the role of Wotan in Richard Wagner's opera tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen . He sang this role in complete ring cycles among others at the Grand Theater de Geneve, the Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, the Deutsche Oper Berlin , the Vienna State Opera and from 2007 to 2010 under the direction of Christian Thielemann at the Bayreuth Festival , in 2009 under the Directed by James Levine at the Metropolitan Opera , 2011 at the Vienna State Opera again under Christian Thielemann and 2012 at the Hamburg State Opera .

In 2010 he made his debut in Wagner's bass class as Gurnemanz in Geneva . He then sang the role of Barak in Die Frau ohne Schatten for the first time with the Maggio Musicale under the direction of Zubin Mehta . These two parts describe Dohmen's wide vocal spectrum. Today Dohmen is one of the world's most sought-after singers in Wagner and Strauss. Dohmen sang and sings at almost all international opera houses: Vienna State Opera, Metropolitan Opera New York, Royal Opera House Covent Garden , Deutsche Oper Berlin, State Opera Unter den Linden , Bavarian State Opera in Munich , Teatro Real de Madrid, Opéra Bastille, Palau des Arts de Valencia, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels , Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam and Bunkai Kaikan Tokyo.

In addition, Albert Dohmen is considered one of “the” Sachs interpreters of his generation. He sang this part in Geneva and in 2009 at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and in 2011 in the Berlin Philharmonie under Marek Janowski. His repertoire was expanded to include bass in 2010 with the Komtur ( Il Commendatore ) in a new production of the opera Don Giovanni at the Vienna State Opera and in 2011 with König Marke in Tristan and Isolde under Christoph Eschenbach in Paris. In 2012 there was a further expansion of the repertoire with König Heinrich ( Lohengrin ) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Landgrave ( Tannhäuser and the Singer War on Wartburg ) in the Berlin Philharmonic under Marek Janowski . Other bass roles were Graf Waldner in Arabella at the Salzburg Easter Festival 2014 under Christian Thielemann and then at the Semperoper in Dresden , as well as König Marke at the Vienna State Opera and in a concert performance in Moscow under the direction of Vladimir Jurowski . At the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona Dohmen Wotan / Wanderer sang in Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen : 2013 Das Rheingold , 2014 Die Walküre and 2015 Siegfried . In the summer of 2015 Albert Dohmen appeared as Alberich at the Bayreuth Festival; He sang this role there in 2016 under the musical direction of Marek Janowski. In 2017 he sang a. a. the Pogner in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Scala di Milano and the König Marke in Tristan and Isolde at the Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona.

In addition, Dohmen has sung the concert bass part in almost all renowned concert halls in the world, including the Suntory Hall in Tokyo , Carnegie Hall in New York , the Berlin Philharmonie , the Wiener Musikverein and Wiener Konzerthaus and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam .

Dohmen has been giving selected recitals since 2007, with a focus on romantic and post- romanticism : Franz Schubert , Robert Schumann , Johannes Brahms , Hans Pfitzner , Richard Strauss , Franz Schreker , Hugo Wolf and Arnold Schönberg .


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  1. ^ Albert Dohmen Vita Vienna State Opera
  2. Albert Dohmen  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Vita on the homepage of the Bayreuth Festival@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  
  3. ^ Albert Dohmen Vita concert program of the Munich Philharmonic