Georg Zeppenfeld

Gurnemanz in Parsifal

Biography

Education
Vocal studies at the Musikhochschule in Detmold & at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne with Prof. Hans Sotin

Debut
First roles in Münster & Bonn

Career
Numerous engagements at the Semperoper Dresden, since 2011
Engagements at opera houses of Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Vienna, Geneva, Lyon, Milan, Madrid & Barcelona as well as at the Metropolitan Opera (New York), the Chicago Lyric Opera & the Opera of San Francisco
Bass roles of baroque opera to Wagner: Seneca/L’incoronazione di Poppea; Mozart roles Sarasto, Figaro, Bartolo, Don Alfonso; Padre Guardiano/La Forza del Destino; Sparafucile/Rigoletto; Zaccaria/Nabucco; Banco/Macbeth; Felipe II/Don Carlo; Fasolt/Das Rheingold; Landgraf Herrmann/Tännhauser; König Heinrich/Lohengrin; König Marke/Tristan und Isolde; Gurnemanz/Parsifal

Highlights
König Heinrich/Lohengrin (Bayreuther Festspiele) in 2010; Veit Pogner/Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Bayreuth); Sarastro/Die Zauberflöte led by Claudio Abbado (Baden-Baden); Marke/Tristan und Isolde (Glyndebourne)

Recordings
CD recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi & Oehms Classics

Worked with
Conductors such as Myung-Whun Chung, Christian Thielemann, Riccardo Chailly, Pierre Boulez, Daniele Gatti, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Fabio Luisi, Zubin Mehta, Kent Nagano, Peter Schneider & Marcello Viotti.
 
Recent and future productions
Sarasto/Die Zauberflöte (München, Barcelona, Salzburger Festspiele 2012); Landgraf Herrmann/Tännhauser, König Heinrich/Lohengrin (Hamburg); Peneios/Daphne (Wiener Staatsoper)

Last update on 01 February 2013

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