Born in Austria, Karl-Michael Ebner studied the oboe, singing and conducting at the Academy of Arts in Vienna. He was a soloist with the Vienna Boys Choir and then pursued his studies at the Bruckner University in Linz and with Gertrude Grob-Brandl. He is currently director of the Steyr Festival, of the Stadttheater in Bad Hall and of the vocal ensemble USO. In 2001, he was awarded the title of “Konsulent für Musik” by the government of the Province of Upperaustria.
Following his debut at the Vienna Staatsoper in the role of Monostatos (Magic Flute), he became a member of the Staatsoper/ Volksoper company until 2017. He has also performed Monostatos at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, at the Munich Staatsoper and at the St Margarethen Festival, the four man servants in The Tales of Hoffmann in Palm Beach, Munich and Vienna, Spoletta (Tosca) in Toulon, Basilio (The Marriage of Figaro) in Monte-Carlo, Mime (Das Rheingold) in Dublin, the Hunchback (Die Frau ohne Schatten) and Jaquino (Fidelio) at the Maggio Musicale in Florence under the direction of Zubin Mehta, Pappacoda (A Night in Venice) in Saint Gallen, Melot (Tristan et Isolde) in Valencia, the Pilot (Flying Dutchman) in Hong Kong, The Merry Widow at the Savonlinna Festival (Bogdanowitsch) and in Tokyo (Pritschitsch) and The Hunchback at the Berlin Staatsoper. He recently made his debut as a conductor at Göteborg Opera. He has a large number of recordings to his credit including Die Csárdásfürstin conducted by Richard Bonynge.
Paris Opera debut