Josef Wagner

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    Josef Wagner in The Magic Flute (Seizoen 2012-2013)

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    Josef Wagner in The Magic Flute (Seizoen 2012-2013)

  • Copyright Vlaamse Opera / Annemie Augustijns

    Josef Wagner in The Magic Flute (Seizoen 2012-2013)

  • Copyright Vlaamse Opera / Annemie Augustijns

    Josef Wagner in The Magic Flute (Seizoen 2012-2013)

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    Josef Wagner in La Forza del Destino (Seizoen 2011-2012)

  • Copyright Vlaamse Opera / Annemie Augustijns

    Josef Wagner in La Forza del Destino (Seizoen 2011-2012)

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    Josef Wagner in Il viaggio a Reims (Seizoen 2011-2012)

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    Josef Wagner in Il viaggio a Reims (Seizoen 2011-2012)

  • Copyright Annemie Augustijns

    Josef Wagner in Semiramide (Seizoen 2010-2011)

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    Josef Wagner in Semiramide (Seizoen 2010-2011)

  • Copyright Annemie Augustijns

    Josef Wagner in Giasone (Seizoen 2009-2010)

  • Copyright Annemie Augustijns

    Josef Wagner in Giasone (Seizoen 2009-2010)

Fra Melitone in La Forza del Destino

Biography

Education
Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien with Kurt Equiluz and Robert Holl
Master classes with Paul Esswood, Walter Bery, Christa Ludwig, Wicus Slabbert

Carrière
Solist at the Wiener Volksoper, 2002–2005: Publio/La Clemenza di Tito, Masetto/Don Giovanni, Alidoro/Cenerentola, Colline/La Bohème, Philebos/Der König Kandaules

Highlights
Don Cassandro/La Finta semplice (Salzburger Festspiele); Figaro/Le Nozze di Figaro (Wiener Volksoper, Salzburg Opera); Nachtigall/Die Meistersinger von Nūrnberg (Geneva Opera); Guglielmo/Così fan tutte (Opera Ireland, Festival "Mozart in Reinsberg"); Papageno/Die Zauberflöte (Hyogo Performing Arts Center Japan, Volksoper Wien); Lord Sidney/Il Viaggio a Reims(Israeli Oper), Fra Melitone/La Forza del Destino (Bern Opera); Leporello & Don Giovanni/Don Giovanni (Marseille Opera)
Frank/Die  Fledermaus (Genève); Herkules/Alceste (Ludwigsburg, Concerto Köln); Nick Shadow/The  Rake's Progress (Nantes, Rennes); Ferrando/Il  trovatore (Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele); Escamillo/Carmen (Tel Aviv, Israeli Opera, Bavarian Radio Orchestra); Don Alfonso/Così fan tutte (Vlaamse Opera); Raphael & Adam/Die Schöpfung (Vlaamse Opera), the bass part/Messiah (Vlaamse Opera); Besso & Giove/Giasone (Vlaamse Opera); Assur/Semiramide led by Alberto Zedda (Vlaamse Opera, Edinburgh International Festival); Eduard/Neues vom Tage (Dijon Opera)
 
Worked with
Ton Koopman, Dennis Russel Davies, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Recent and future productions
Lord Sidney/Il Viaggio a Reims(Vlaamse Opera)

Last update on 08 December 2011

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