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 / Parsifal, Kothner 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
Representation: General Management / Worldwide