Matthias Wohlbrecht

"The surprise of the evening: Matthias Wohlbrecht as agil and drafty Loge. With his tenor, that is very reliable in the heights and has an appealing timbre, he gives the part never heard dimensions and vocal shades. Excellent diction. Undisputed the best performance of the evening.“ (Der neue Merker)

The German tenor Matthias Wohlbrecht studied singing at the Hochschule for music in Würzburg, Germany, and completed his studies at the Academy of Belcanto in Milano. Already during his studies, he gave his debut as Dr. Blind (Die Fledermaus) at the Stadttheater Würzburg. After fixed engagements at the Volkstheater Rostock, the Staatstheater Darmstadt and the Nationaltheater Mannheim, Matthias Wohlbrecht is now since 2004 a member of the ensemble of the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Germany. His broad repertoire includes amongst others Mime (Siegfried), Hauptmann (Wozzeck) TichonIwanytsch (Katja Kabanowa), Pedrillo (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Walter (Die Passagierin), Yannakos (Die griechische Passion), Scaramuccio (Ariadne auf Naxos), Jacquino (Fidelio), Steuermann (Der fliegende Holländer), Walther (Tannhäuser), Pong (Turandot), Wolfgang Capito (Mathis der Maler), Der Bucklige/Jüngling (Die Frau ohne Schatten), Edmondo (Manon Lescaut), Incroyable (Andrea Chenier) und Oedipus (Oedipus Rex), Valzacchi (Der Rosenkavalier), Schuiskij (Boris Godnuow), Monastotos (Die Zauberflöte), Knusperhexe (Hänsel und Gretel) and Jonas (Le Prophète).

In season 2016/17 he could be seen again as Knusperhexe, Loge (Das Rheingold) and Mime (Siegfried) and as Loge/Mime in Loriot's Der Ring an einem Abend with the Staatskapelle Weimar in Munich. In January 2017 he was as Houston Stewart Chamberlain the highly acclaimed center of the world premier of the opera Wahnfried under the direction of  Keith Warner in Karlsruhe. With this role he could show that his debuts of Siegfried, Tristan und Tannhäuser are in preparation.

Matthias Wohlbrecht also is invited regularly for guest performances all over the world: 2007 he made his debut as Pong (Turandot) at the Teatro La Fenice, in 2008 he sang Loge in Bari and in 2010 returned for Mime (Siegfried). 2011 he debuted as Herodes (Salome) in the Teatro Lirico G. Verdi in Triest and sang Loge at the Westpac Opera in Auckland, New Zealand, with big success. In September 2015 he sang Ein Aufrührerischer in Die Jakobsleiter at the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin. Guest engagements led him as Mime (Das Rheingold) to the Seoul Symphony Orchestra under the musical direction of Myung-Whun Chun, to Munich as Mime und Loge in Der Ring an einem Abend and to Moscow as Knusperhexe in a concert version of Hänsel und Gretel. 

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