Hans-Joachim Ketelsen
Dresden based baritone Hans-Joachim Ketelsen is currently a guest artist of the traditional Dresden State Opera. His repertoire includes roles such as Jochanaan / Salome, Mandryka / Arabella, Faninal / Der Rosenkavalier, Heerrufer and Telramund / Lohengrin, Amfortas / ParsifalKothner and Beckmesser / Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Kurwenal / Tristan und Isolde, Morone / Palestrina, Grandier / Die Teufel von Loudon, Jupiter / Die Liebe der Danae. The artist made his debut with the Bayreuth Festival in 1996 in the new production of  Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg / Kothner  (leading team: Wolfgang Wagner and Daniel Barenboim). Since then he has appeared in several other productions, including the Ring-Cycle under the direction of Jürgen Flimm and Giuseppe Sinopoli (Das Rheingold / Donner and Götterdämmerung / Gunther) and in 2010 Lohengrin / Telramund. James Levine invited the artist to the Metropolitan Opera New York to perform the role of Mandryka / Arabella (1994). This successful debut led to numerous other productions (recently Faninal / Der Rosenkavalier, 2010 with re-engagement for 2013). Hans-Joachim Ketelsen has sung throughout Europe, including performances at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Vienna State Operas, Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Teatro Real Madrid, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona and in Japan. Hans-Joachim Ketelsen was also a guest at the Tanglewood Festival and at the Cincinnati Opera (Beckmesser / Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) and the San Diego Opera with Faninal / Der Rosenkavalier. The artist has worked with important stage directors such as Ruth Berghaus, Willy Decker, Jürgen Flimm, Peter Konwitschny and leading international conductors including Daniel Barenboim, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Fabio Luisi, Zubin Mehta, Ingo Metzmacher, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Peter Schneider, Giuseppe Sinopoli. Hans-Joachim Ketelsen has recorded for the Berlin Classics; for EMI Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg / Kothner under Wolfgang Sawallisch. Representation: General Management / Worldwide