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Manfred Hemm

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Biography

Manfred Hemm’s recent engagements include Baron Ochs in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier (Bolshoi Theatre, and Beijing), Rocco in Beethoven’s Fidelio (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, and Opéra de Nancy), Gurnemanz in Wagner’s Parsifal (Estonian National Opera and Prague National Theatre), Sarastro in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (Teatro Comunale di Sassari), as well as Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 (Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona).

He studied in Vienna and was a member of the ensemble of the Vienna State Opera. His début at the Metropolitan Opera New York was as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte. After a successful debut at the Salzburg Festival in the title role of Mozarat’s Le nozze di Figaro he was invited by Herbert von Karajan to sing at the Easter Festival in Salzburg.

Other notable engagements have included Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Don Basilio in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia and Enrico VIII in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena (Bavarian State Opera), Talbot in Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda (Opéra de Monte-Carlo), Kuno in Weber’s Der Freischütz (Royal Opera House, London, and La Scala), Trulove in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress (Theater an der Wien, and Opéra de Nancy), Baron Ochs in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier (Scottish Opera, Opéra de Marseille, Staatsoper Stuttgart and Den Norske Opera), Gurnemanz in Wagner’s Parsifal (Scottish Opera and Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa), Leporello in Don Giovanni (Hamburg), Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte (San Francisco Opera), King of Clubs in Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges (Volksoper, Vienna) and Hunding in Wagner’s Die Walküre (Nationaltheater Mannheim).