BiographyThe Munich born and raised Tenor Vincent Wolfsteiner came late to singing. After school and reading law at Munich university, he made his way via a work experience at a radio station to a University degree in sound engineering in the UK. After graduation there, he worked as the technical director of a Munich radio station and as the general manager of a Munich recording studio.
In the year 2000, he moved to the Boston, MA in the US, where he started taking first private singing lessons with William Cotten at NEC at the age of 35.
Only a year and a half later, Mr. Wolfsteiner stood on stage at Granite State Opera, NH, in his first lead role - Rodolfo in La Bohème. His career then developed continously further, first in the spinto - later in the youthful-dramatic Fach.
Roles like, Don José, Turiddu, Coraddo in Verdi´s "Il Corsaro" and Canio followed in engagements in Massachussets, New York, Florida and New Hampshire.
During a collaboration at Sarasota, FL, Vincent Wolfsteiner became aquainted with Peter Leonard - the then designated general music director at Volkstheater Rostock, who offered him a Festengagement. While in Rostock, Mr. Wolfsteiner sang roles like the Prince in "Love Of Three Oranges", Graf Zedlau in "Wiener Blut", Max in "Der Freischütz", Erik in "The Flying Dutchman", Hans in "The Bartered Bride" and Des Grieux in Puccini's "Manon Lescaut".
In the following years, Vincent Wolfsteiner worked freelance at Anhaltisches Staatstheater in Dessau, at Theater Gera/Altenburg, at the State Opera Hanover, at Theater Freiburg, at Staatstheater Darmstadt, at Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, at the Opera Festival in Heidenheim and at Komische Oper Berlin.
Among other roles he sang Florestan, Aegisth, Bacchus, Piccolomini in Weinberger's "Wallenstein", the Officer in Hindemith's "Cardillac", Carlo Santos in Weill's "Der Kuhhandel", the First Armoured Man and Siegmund.
The tenor worked among others with directors like Steffen Piontek, Sabine Hartmannshenn, Calixto Bieito, Sebastian Baumgarten, Matthias Oldag, Johannes Felsenstein, Barrie Kosky, Monique Wagemakers, Frank Hilbrich, Gabriele Rech, Georg Schmiedleitner, Benedikt Andrews, David Hermann, Keith Warner and Christof Loy - and conductors like Victor DeRenzi, David Effron, Niklas Willèn, Kornelius Meister, Karen Kamansek, Pier Giorgio Morandi, Christian Mandeal, Marcus Bosch, Jérémie Rohrer, Stefan Plunier, Lothar Zagrozek und Sebastian Weigle.
Credits on the concert stage include Mozart's "Requiem", Schumann's "Scenes from Faust", Mendelsson's "Ellias" and "Erste Walpurgisnacht", as well as Beethoven's IXth Symphony, Mahler's IIXth Symphony, "Das Lied von der Erde" and opera - and songrecitals.
With the season 2012/13, he became a fixed ensemble member of Staatstheater Nuernberg. There he sang Tristan, Andrea Chénier, Otello and Calaf. Also there he performed the lead tenor roles in all four operas of Wagner's "Ring" cycle.
With the season 2015/16 he transitioned as an ensemble member to the Oper Frankfurt. Here he sang until today, Siegfried in "Siegfried" and "Götterdämmerung", Erik, Luigi, Tambour Major, Lohengrin and Peter Grimes.
Vincent Wolfsteiner is winner of the 2002 NATS competition, New England and First Prize winner of the Liederkranz Wagner competition NYC, 2003.
Natascha van Randenborgh
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|Britten||Peter Grimes||Peter Grimes|
|Giordano||Andrea Chénier||Andrea Chénier|
|Krenek||Der Diktator||Der Offizier|
|Mozart||Die Zauberflöte||1. Geharnischter|
|Prokofiev||The Love for Three Oranges||Prince|
|Manon Lescaut||Des Grieux|
|Strauß, J.||Wiener Blut||Graf Zedlau|
|Strauss, R.||Ariadne auf Naxos||Tenor/Bacchus|
|Der fliegende Holländer||Erik|
|Tristan und Isolde||Tristan|
|Weill||Der Kuhhandel||Juan Santos|
A warm welcome to Vincent Wolfsteiner!We are very pleased to be able to count Heldentenor Vincent Wolfsteiner to our artists!
Following his time at Staatstheater Nürnberg, where he shone in the “Ring” as Loge, Siegmund and Siegfried, Vincent Wolfsteiner has been an ensemble member at Opera Frankfurt since season 2015/16.
In the current season, he could recently celebrate a great personal success at his parent house in the title role of Keith Warner’s staging of Peter Grimes under the baton of Sebastian Weigle to much critical acclaim.
Interview with Vincent Wolfsteiner- on his role as Siegfried in the current Nuremberg 'Ring' production:
www.br-klassik.de/... (audio, in German)
Photo: Barbara Aumüller (Oper Frankfurt)Siegfried/Siegfried
Photo: Ludwig OlahTitelfoto Spielzeitheft
Photo: Ludwig OlahOtello/Otello
Photo: Ludwig Olah
VideoBenjamin Britten "Peter Grimes"
Peter Grimes / Oper Frankfurt / 10.10.17 / fnp.de
"Allen voran überzeugt Vincent Wolfsteiner"
Peter Grimes / Oper Frankfurt / 10.10.17 / fr.de
"lyrische Intensität [...] inbrünstige Wirkung"
Peter Grimes / Oper Frankfurt / 09.10.17 / schmopera.com
"offered a strong role debut"
Peter Grimes / Oper Frankfurt / 08.10.17 / musik-heute.de
"Zu Recht erhielt er [...] einhelligen Beifall"