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, Beckmesser / Die Meis- tersinger von Nürnberg, Guillaume Tell / title role, Kurwenal / Tristan und Isolde, Mandryka / Arabella, Gunther / Götterdämme- rung, Wozzeck / title role, 2017 and Chorèbe / Les Troyens, 2017). 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 include among others his debuts at the New National Theatre Tokyo, at the Operá National du Rhin Stras- bourg (Tannhäuser / Wolfram) and at the Teatro Colón Buenos Aires. Glyndebourne Festival, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg / Beckmesser (2016). 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: various
Jochen Kupfer