Винсент Вольфштайнер


The Munich born and raised tenor Vincent Wolfsteiner studied at New England Conservatory with William Cotton and made his debut as Rodolfo/La Bohème at Grantite State Opera, followed by engagements including roles, such as Don José/Carmen, Turiddu/Cavalleria rusticana, Coraddo/Il Corsaro and Canio/Pagliacci in Massachussets, New York, Florida and New Hampshire.

During a collaboration at Sarasota, FL, Vincent Wolfsteiner became aquainted with Peter Leonard – the then designated general music director at Volkstheater Rostock, who offered him a Festengagement. While in Rostock, Mr. Wolfsteiner sang roles like Prince/Love for Three Oranges, Graf Zedlau/Wiener Blut, Max/Der Freischütz, Erik/Der fliegende Holländer, Hans/The Bartered Bride and Des Grieux/Manon Lescaut.

In the following years, he worked freelance an guested houses, including State Opera Hnnover, Komische Oper Berlin, Anhaltisches Staatstheater Dessau, Theater Gera/Altenburg, Theater Freiburg, Staatstheater Darmstadt, Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, as well as the Opera Festival Heidenheim. At these institutions he took on roles like Siegmund/Die Walküre, Florestan/Fidelio, Aegisth/Elektra, Bacchus/Ariadne auf Naxos, Geharnischter/Die Zauberflöte, Piccolomini in Weinberger’s Wallenstein, Officer in Hindemith’s Cardillac, as well as Carlo Santos in Weill’s Der Kuhhandel.

Following two seasons (2012-14) as a permanent member of the ensemble at Staatstheater Nuremberg, Vincent Wolfsteiner became a member of the ensemble at Opera Frankfurt, debuting in the title role of Verdi’s Otello. Since then, he performed all major tenor roles in Wagner’s Ring cycle, the title roles in Tristan und Isolde, Lohengrin, Peter Grimes and Andrea Chénier, Erik/Der fliegende Holländer, Calaf/Turandot, Luigi/Il tabarro, Maurizio/Adriana Lecouvreur, as well as Filka Morozov/From the House of the Dead. Last season, he sang Bacchus/Ariadne auf Naxos and Tambourmajor/Wozzeck at Oper Frankfurt, and Hüon/Oberon on the occasion of his house debut at Theater an der Wien. Furthermore, he performed the title role of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde at Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin under the baton of Daniel Barenboim, as well as Siegmund/Die Walküre at Bayreuth Festival. In the 2019/20 season Vincent Wolfsteiner made his celebrated role debut as Herodes/Salome at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, whereafter he sang Tristan in the new production of the Oper Frankfurt under the direction of Sebastian Weigle.

Vincent Wolfsteiner is active as a concert singer, as well. His repertoire includes key works, such as Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Symphony No 9, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Die erste Walpurgisnacht, Schumann’s Faust Szenen, as well as Mahler’s Symphony No 8 and Das Lied von der Erde.

Vincent Wolfsteiner collaborated with conductors like Sebastian Weigle, Christoph Gedschold, Constantin Trinks, Cornelius Meister, Jakub Hrůša, Henrik Nánási, Cristian Mandeal, Marcus Bosch, Stefan Blunier, Lothar Zagrosek and Steven Sloane, as well as with directors like Christof Loy, Keith Warner, Barrie Kosky, Calixto Bieito and Frank Hilbrich.

Upcoming engagements in the 20/21 season include Herodes/Salome at the Vienna State Opera and the Bolshoi in Moscow. Additionally he will make his debut at the Bavarian State Opera as the 1st armoured man in Die Zauberflöte. In spring 2021 he will return to the Oper Frankfurt as Siegfried. A planned engagement as Tristan in autumn 2020 was canceled due to the Covid pandemic.