Biography

The Munich born and raised Tenor Vincent Wolfsteiner came late to singing. Following law studies 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 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 Der fliegende Holländer, 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, 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, Cornelius Meister, Karen Kamansek, Pier Giorgio Morandi, Christian Mandeal, Marcus Bosch, Jérémie Rohrer, Stefan Blunier, Lothar Zagrosek, and Sebastian Weigle.

Credits on the concert stage include Mozart's Requiem, Schumann's Scenes from Faust, Mendelsson's Elias and Erste Walpurgisnacht, as well as Beethoven's IXth Symphony, Mahler's VIIIth 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/Siegfried and Götterdämmerung, Lohengrin/Lohengrin, Erik/Der fliegende Holländer, Peter Grimes/Peter Grimes, Tambourmajor/Wozzeck, Otello/Otello, Luigi/Il tabarro, Filka Morozov/From the House of the Dead as well as Maurizio/Adriana Lecouvreur.
Furthermore, he sang the title role in Tristan und Isolde under the baton of Daniel Barenboim at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, as well as Siegmund/Die Walküre in Bayreuth.

Engagements in the season 2018/19 include Bacchus/Ariadne auf Naxos and Tambourmajor/Wozzeck at Oper Frankfurt, as well as his house debut as Huon/Oberon at Theater an der Wien. In addition, he will sing Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 in Linz and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in Bonn.

Vincent Wolfsteiner is winner of the 2002 NATS competition, New England and First Prize winner of the Liederkranz Wagner competition NYC, 2003.

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Repertoire

Repertoire Opera

Beethoven Fidelio Florestan
Berg Wozzeck Tambourmajor
Britten Peter Grimes Peter Grimes
Giordano Andrea Chénier Andrea Chénier
Hindemith Cardillac Offizier
Janacek Jenufa Laca
Krenek Der Diktator Der Offizier
Leoncavallo I Pagliacci Canio
Mozart Die Zauberflöte 1. Geharnischter
Prokofiev The Love for Three Oranges Prince
Puccini Il Tabarro Luigi
  La Bohème Rodolfo
  Manon Lescaut Des Grieux
  Turandot Calaf
Strauß, J. Wiener Blut Graf Zedlau
Strauss, R. Ariadne auf Naxos Tenor/Bacchus
  Elektra Aegisth
Verdi Otello Otello
  Stiffelio Raffaele
Wagner Das Rheingold Loge
  Der fliegende Holländer Erik
  Die Walküre Siegmund
  Götterdämmerung Siegfried
  Lohengrin Lohengrin
  Siegfried Siegfried
  Tristan und Isolde Tristan
Weber Der Freischütz Max
Weill Der Kuhhandel Juan Santos
Weinberger Wallenstein Max Piccolomini

News

Bacchus Debut at Oper Frankfurt
Following the successful performances as Siegfried at the National Taichung Theater (Opera House of Taiwan), Vincent Wolfsteiner will return to the Oper Frankfurt, where he will debut as Bacchus in Brigitte Fassbaender’s production of Ariadne auf Naxos under the baton of Christoph Gedschold. Performance dates: November 02/10/15/17/22/30

Press

 

Aus einem Totenhaus / Oper Frankfurt / 03.04.18 / fr.de


"macht ihn auf dämonische Weise plastisch" 

Tristan und Isolde / Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin / 04.03.18 / opernschnipsel.de


"Wolfsteiner spielt und singt um sein Leben" 

Tristan und Isolde / Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin / 04.03.18 / opernfan.de


"sehr schöne Stimme [...] warmes, rundes Klangbild" 

Tristan und Isolde / Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin / 03.03.18 / oper-aktuell.info


"trumpfte mit unermüdlichen Stimmfontänen auf [...] Großartig!" 

Aus einem Totenhaus / Oper Frankfurt / 03.04.18 / Allgemeine Zeitung


"ein hauseigenes Ensemble, in dem [...] Vincent Wolfsteiner als Filka Morozov Herausragendes leiste[t]" 

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" 
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