Wolfgang Koch Bass baritone
Season 23/24 Artist

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Wolfgang Koch performs on the leading international operatic stages; His repertoire includes the great baritone roles of the German and Italian repertoires. He sung Wotan and the Wanderer (das Ring) at the Bayreuth Festival and in Munich, Hans Sachs (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) at the Munich Festival, Amfortas and Klingsor (Parsifal) in Berlin, Munich, Hamburg and at the Easter Festival in Salzburg, Scarpia (Tosca) at New York Metropolitan Opera, Falstaff (title role) at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and Vienna Staatsoper.

One of his signature roles is Barak (Die Frau ohne Schatten), which he sang at the Vienna Staatsoper, in Baden-Baden, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg and Salzburg. He also portrayed Michele (Il trittico), the Dutchman (The Flying Dutchman), Kurwenal (Tristan und Isolde), Telramund (Lohengrin), Mandryka (Arabella), the Count (Capriccio), Jochanaan (Salomé), Pizarro (Fidelio), the Forester (The Cunning Little Vixen), Prometheus (Die Vögel), the title roles in Danton’s Death, Mathis der Maler, Lear and Doktor Faust, as well as Borromeo and Morone (Palestrina). 

In the 2023/24 season, Wolfgang Koch is performing the roles of Wotan (Das Rheingold) in Sydney in its concert version, Pizarro (Fidelio), Michele and Gianni Schicchi (It trittico) at Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Telramund and Jack Rance (La fanciulla del West,) at Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin, Beckmesser (Dies Meistersinger von Nürnberg) at Vienna Staatsoper. 

In addition to his operatic activities, Wolfgang Koch is a regular guest on concert stages. Numerous CD and DVD releases exist, including Der Ring des Nibelungen from Hamburg, the productions Lear and Palestrina from Frankfurt, Palestrina, Doktor Faust and Lohengrin from Munich, Parsifal and Die Frau ohne Schatten from Salzburg and Parsifal from Berlin.

At the Paris Opera: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Bill), 1995, 1997; Capriccio (the Count), 2016; Lohengrin (Telramund), 2017

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