Jürgen Freier
Baritone
Jürgen Freier was born in Danzig and was a member of the Berlin  State Opera until 1991. The artist has since established an  international reputation of wide-ranging versatility. His extensive  repertoire includes roles such as Alberich / Ring-Cycle, Pizarro /  Fidelio, Wolfram / Tannhäuser, Four Villains / Les Contes de  Hoffmann (Deutsche Oper am Rhein), Wozzeck / Wozzeck (Munich  State Opera and Teatro Comunale di Bologna), Beckmesser / Die  Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Frankfurt Opera), Don Estoban / Der  Zwerg and Dr. Schön / Lulu (Teatro de la Maestranza, Seville).  Chemnitz Opera: Mandryka / Arabella, Holländer / Der fliegende  HolländerKaspar / Der Freischütz, Faninal / Der Rosenkavalier,  Der Weg der Verheißung (Kurt Weill), world premiere of the original  German version with tours to New York and Tel Aviv. The artist has sung throughout Europe, regularly appearing with  the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, the Chemnitz Opera, the Cologne,  Frankfurt and Leipzig Operas, the Hamburg and Munich State  Operas, Komische Oper Berlin, De Nederlandse Opera, De Flaamse  Opera, Antwerp, as well as in Lisbon, at the Teatro de la  Maestranza, Seville, in Japan, at the Washington National Opera, in  New York, Tel Aviv and at the Bregenz, Granada and Salzburg  Festivals. Role debut als Klingsor / Parsifal (new production),  Croatian National Theatre Zagreb (conductor Niksa Bareza) in  March / April 2011.  Jürgen Freier has sung with conductors such as Gary Bertini,  Heinz Fricke, Hartmut Haenchen, Ingo Metzmacher, Fabio Luisi und  worked with stage directors such as Pierre Audi, Willy Decker,  August Everding, Götz Friedrich, Kurt Horres, Harry Kupfer, Peter  Konwitschny, Lotfi Mansouri, Günter Krämer and Herbert Wernicke. Recordings: Matthus: Graf Mirabeau / title role, Heinz Fricke  conducting, Berlin State Opera / Berlin Classics. Schnittke: Historia  von Dr. Johann Fausten, Gerd Albrecht conducting / BMG. Representation: General Management / Worldwide