German tenor Stefan Vinke makes his Seattle Opera debut as Siegfried, a role he first sang in Cologne (2006) and Venice (2008), followed by Lisbon, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Leipzig, Strasbourg, and Royal Opera Covent Garden. In Götterdämmerung he sang Siegfried in the Salzburg Easter Festival, Stuttgart, La Fenice, Lisbon, and Cologne. From 2006 to 2012 he was engaged by Leipzig Opera to sing lead tenor roles in all of their Wagner productions. Other Wagner appearances include Tristan in Tristan und Isolde and Walther von Stolzing in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in Bayreuth, Lohengrin in Berlin and Beijing, and Tristan in Hong Kong. Other roles include Paul in Die Tote Stadt at Opera Australia and Venice; Un Emigrante in Intolleranza in Munich and Venice; Don José in Carmen and Tristan in Warsaw; Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos in Paris, Geneva, and Leipzig; and Tristan with Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 2013. Next season he will sing Parsifal at Deutsche Oper Berlin and Siegfried for Enescu Festival Bucharest, Seville, and Melbourne Opera, and later in Toronto and Barcelona.
Last Updated: August 2013