Jochen Kupfer was born in Grimma / Saxony and received his
musical education at the Musikhochschule in Leipzig completing
his studies attending masterclasses of Aldo Baldin, Dietrich
Fischer-Dieskau and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. He is a prize winner of
several prestigious singing competitions.
First engagement at the State Theatre Meiningen, followed by an
engagement as a company member of the Dresden State Opera for
serveral seasons. He had the opportunity to add to his repertoire
roles like Conte Almaviva / Le Nozze di Figaro, Papageno / Die
Zauberflöte, Guglielmo / Cosi fan tutte. In order to develop into a
more dramatic repertoire, Jochen Kupfer accepted an engagement
of the Nuremberg State Opera (roles like Jochanaan / Salome,
Faninal / Der Rosenkavalier, Orest / Elektra and in 2011 / 2012
Beckmesser / Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and the title role in
Guillaume Tell). Guest appearances among others at the Berlin and
Munich State Operas, the Leipzig Opera and international festivals
including the Schleswig-Holstein, Montreux, Ravenna, Salzburg
and Ils de France Festivals. Engagements in 2013 include among
others his debuts at the New National Theatre Tokyo, at the Operá
National du Rhin Strasbourg (Tannhäuser / Wolfram) and at the
Teatro Colón Buenos Aires (2013).
Jochen Kupfer develops also an impressive concert career as a
Lied recitalist and as a soloist of the leading symphony orchestras
with appearances all over Europe, in Japan, Brazil, Hong Kong and
in the USA (New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco). He has
worked with important conductors including Kurt Masur, Giuseppe
Sinopoli, Philippe Herreweghe, Kent Nagano, Fabio Luisi, Rafael
Frühbeck de Burgos.
TV appearances Arte, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg / Beck-
messer and CD recordings on the FARAO (Mozart-Requiem), BIS,
Channel Classics (Die schöne Müllerin), Meisterklang (Winterreise)
and DGG (Der Friedenstag) labels.
Representation: General Management / Worldwide