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."

Jürgen Linn started his international career after being engaged at the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern and at the Staatstheater Nürnberg. He was regular guest at the opera houses in Berlin, Leipzig, Karlsruhe, Dresden, Hamburg, Chemnitz, Wiesbaden, Bonn, Nürnberg, Strasbourg, Triest, Bologna, Cagliari, Palermo, Rome, Verona, Venice, Beijing, Riga, Wroclaw, Mexico City, at New National Theatre Tokyo and at New Japan Philharmonic Tokyo. His highly acclaimed debut as Telramund (Lohengrin) followed at Teatro alla Scala in Milano in 2007.

The German bass-baritone has a broad repertoire with roles such as Hans Sachs, Wotan/Wanderer, Holländer, Amfortas, Klingsor, Alberich, Gunther, Kurwenal as well as Baron Ochs, Wozzeck, Handwerksbursche, Schigolch, Dr. Schön, Pizarro and Jochanaan, Dallapiccola's Prigioniero and Cortez (Die Eroberung von Mexiko). In season 2015/16, he performed Kothner in a new production of ‘Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg’ at the Staatsoper Berlin and at the Wagner Days Budapest 2016. Furthermore, he was again Telramund at New National Theatre Tokyo, Alberich in the RING at the Oper Leipzig and Klingsor at Wagner Days 2017. In the current season, he is guesting as Baron Ochs at New National Theatre Tokyo, as Wotan at Biwako Hall, again as Alberich (Das Rheingold) at Oper Leipzig and at Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf as well as as Biterolf at Wagner Days Budapest.

Jürgen Linn is also 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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