Falk Struckmann Bass baritone

history

Born in Heilbronn, Falk Struckmann made his operatic debut in Kiel and then joined the Basel Opera. 

The highlights of his vast repertoire include the great Wagnerian roles such as the Dutchman (The Flying Dutchman), King Henry (Lohengrin), King Marke and Kurwenal (Tristan und Isolde), Hans Sachs (The Master Singers of Nuremberg), Wotan, the Wanderer, Alberich, Fafner, Hunding, Gunther and Hagen in The Ring, Gurnemanz, Amfortas and Klingsor in Parsifal, Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde. He also performed Don Pizarro and Rocco in Fidelio, Kaspar and the Hermit in Der Freischütz, Jochanaan in Salomé, Orest in Elektra, Barak in The Woman without a Shadow, Borromeo in Palestrina, the title-role in Mathis der Maler, Scarpia (Tosca), Jago (Otello), Bluebeard in Bluebeard's Castle

He has performed on the greatest European (Milan, London, Barcelona, Dresden, Bayreuth) and American stages (New York Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera) with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Claudio Abbado, Christian Thielemann, Kirill Petrenko, Riccardo Muti, Simone Young, Bertrand de Billy. 

He has been appointed Kammersänger by the Vienna Staatsoper and the Staatsoper Unter den Linden (Berlin). He has performed at the Paris Opera in The Flying Dutchman, Salomé, Tosca and The Rhinegold

Recent performances include the Ring at the Berlin Staatsoper with conductor Daniel Barenboim and role debut as the Grand Inquisitor in Verdi’s Don Carlo at the Stuttgart Staatsoper with conductor Cornelius Meister. In 2021, he has sung Alberich in Siegfried and The Twilight of the Gods at the San Francisco Opera, and, beginning of 2022, the Doctor in Wozzeck at the Paris Opera. 

Currently in

  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 24 May to 12 June 2022
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