Michael Volle
Photo: Carsten Sander
Michael Volle has established himself as one of the leading  baritones. He has studied with Josef Metternich and Rudolf  Piernay. First permanent engagements at the Nationaltheater  Mannheim, Bonn, Düsseldorf and Cologne. From 1999 until 2007 Michael Volle was a member of the ensemble  at the Zurich Opera House where he has interpreted various roles  in new productions, including Beckmesser / Die Meistersinger von  Nürnberg, Eugene Onegin, Golaud / Pelléas et Mélisande, Barak /  Die Frau ohne Schatten, Wolfram / Tannhäuser and in 2012 role  debut as Hans Sachs / Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Since the  2007 / 2008 season until 2011 / 2012 Michael Volle was a member of  the Munich State Opera singing the title roles in the new  productions of Eugene Onegin and Wozzeck and further roles like  Count / Le Nozze di Figaro, Kurwenal, Amfortas, Morone, Wolfram,   Amonasro. He has appeared at all the major houses in Europe such  as the Berlin, Hamburg, Dresden and Vienna State Operas, the  Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opéra National de Paris, Teatro alla Scala di  Milano, Royal Opera House London. Debut at the Metropolitan  Opera New York 2014 with engagements agreed until 2020/2021. Bayreuth Festival: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg / Beckmesser   (2007 and 2008, production by Katharina Wagner) and Hans Sachs   (2017 and 2018, leading team: Barrie Kosky / Philippe Jordan). Salz-  burg Festival 2013: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg / Hans Sachs. Michael Volle also dedicates a significant part of his career to Lied  recitals and to world-wide concert commitments with leading  orchestras and with important conductors such as Daniel  Barenboim, Thomas Hengelbrock, Philippe Herreweghe, Mariss  Jansons, Philippe Jordan, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo  Muti, Kent Nagano, Seiji Ozawa, Antonio Pappano, Franz Welser-  Möst. TV appearances / ARTE, CD and DVD recordings on the EMI,  Harmonia Mundi, Arthaus, Naxos and Philipps labels. Film  production The Hunter's Bride / Der Freischütz (2009). Michael  Volle has received the important German Theatre Award "Faust"  and ”Singer of the Year” by the opera magazine ”Opernwelt”. Representation: General Management / Worldwide