Photo: Wilfried Hösl
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.
Bayreuth Festival 2007 and 2008: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg /
Beckmesser and Salzburg 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-
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