Jürgen Linn

"The outstanding singer of the evening is Jürgen Linn as Alberich, whose text he shaped meticulously without forgetting about the singing. Each line carries meaning and sound at the same time, is never narcissistic mannerisim but always in the service of the total work of art." (Deutschlandfunk)

Jürgen Linn started his international career after creating a diversified repertoire at the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern and at the Staatstheater Nürnberg. Since then, he is a regular guest at the opera houses of Berlin, Leipzig, Karlsruhe, Dresden, Hamburg, Chemnitz, Wiesbaden, Bonn, Nürnberg, Strasbourg, Milano, Triest, Bologna, Cagliari, Palermo, Rome, Verona, Venice, Beijing, Riga, Wroclaw, Mexico City and the New National Theatre Tokyo as well as at the New Japan Philharmonic Tokyo. As Telramund (Lohengrin), he made a highly acclaimed debut at the Teatro alla Scala Milano. He not only performs all big bass-baritone characters by Richard Wagner (Hans Sachs, Wotan/Wanderer, Holländer, Telramund, Amfortas, Klingsor, Alberich, Gunther, Kurwenal) but also roles like Baron Ochs, Wozzeck, Handwerksbursche, Schigolch, Dr. Schön, Pizarro and Jochanaan, as well as contemporary music like Dallapiccola's Prigioniero and Cortez (Die Eroberung von Mexiko). In season 2015/16, Jürgen Linn could be heard as Kothner in a new production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Staatsoper Berlin and at the Wagner in Budapest Festival 2016, as Alberich in the RING at the Opera Leipzig and as Telramund at the New National Theatre Tokyo. In season 2016/17, he returns at the Oper Leipzig to perform again Alberich and at the Hungarian State Opera Budapest for Parsifal in June. Plans for 2017 also include a further guest performance in Tokyo, this time as Baron Ochs.

Moreover, Jürgen Linn is a concert singer in great demand. His interpretation of Mahler's Kindertotenlieder with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Shi-Yeong-Sung was a great success. He regularly works with famous conductors like Daniel Barenboim, Ulf Schirmer, Philippe Auguin, Michael Boder, Dan Ettinger, Andris Nelsons, Sir Simon Rattle and Dmitri Jurowski. 

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