CARSTEN WITTMOSER

Bass-Baritone

 

Carsten Wittmoser, Bass-Baritone, was born in Essen, Germany. Mr. Wittmoser graduated with an MBA in economics at the University of Essen and studied voice with Hendrikus Rootering.  He was principal soloist at the Staatstheater Stuttgart, and sang regular engagements with the Landestheater Linz, Theater Frieburg and the Hamburgische Staatsoper.

 

Mr. Wittmoser has worked in some of the most prestigious opera houses in the world, including Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper, Opēra Monte-Carlo, Seattle Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Opera de Bogota, Opera de Bellas Artes Mexico City and the Metropolitan Opera.

 

He has performed at the Festivals of Bayreuth, Luzern, Rotterdam, Taiwan and Singapore. As a concert singer, he has sung at the Musikverein in Vienna, the Sao Paulo Concert Hall, the Herkulessaal in Munich, the Brucknerhaus in Linz, the KKL in Luzern and Carnegie Hall.

 

Mr. Wittmoser has worked with Christian Thielemann, Valery Gergiev, Mariss Jansons, Michael Boder, Simone Young, Ton Koopman, Pinchas Steinberg, Paavo Järvi, Semyon Bychkov, Sebastian Weigle, Dennis Russel Davies, Simon Rattle and James Levine. His repertoire includes Rocco and Pizarro in Fidelio, Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Escamillo in Carmen, Scarpia in Tosca, the Villains in Tales of Hoffmann and the title role in Der Fliegende Holländer. In October 2016 he made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle.  Other roles include Musketier in Friedenstag, Amonasro in Aida, Lord Sidney in Il viaggio a ReimsAthlet/Tierbändiger (cover) in Lulu at the Metropolitan Opera, Simone in Florentine Tragedy, Germont in La Traviata, Sarastro in Zauberflöte, Father in Der Vampyr, Cecco in Rienzi, Peter in Hänsel und Gretel and Ramfis in Aida.

 

In 2017 Mr. Wittmoser makes a role debut as Wotan in Das Rheingold with the Transylvanian State Philharmonic Orchestra, sings Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro with Opera Carolina and Grand Rapids Opera, and performs the role of the Torture Victim in Luigi Nono’s rare one-act opera, Intolleranza with the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.