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Albert Dohmen

The German bass-baritone Albert Dohmen visits our summer academy Opera by the fjord for the first time, to coach the singers in Das Rheingold and The Magic Flute.

Albert Dohmen can look back on a long international career with a first highlight in 1997 performing Wozzeck at the Salzburg Easter and Summer Festival with the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras conducted by Claudio Abbado and directed by Peter Stein.

From Munich to The Met

Albert Dohmen has been interpreting the important roles of his fach (like Kurwenal, Pizarro, Amfortas, Holländer, Scarpia, Bluebeard, Hans Sachs) at all major opera houses such as the Bastille in Paris, Covent Garden, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, at the opera houses of Zurich, Amsterdam, the Liceo Barcelona, the Vienna State Opera, the opera in Los Angeles etc. He made his debut at the New York Metropolitan Opera as Jochanaan in Salome, and in 2022 his debut as Hagen in Götterdämmerung at the Vienna State Opera.

Leading Wotan singer
Albert Dohmen established himself as one of the leading Wotan singers of his generation. He sang this part in complete Ring cycles in Trieste, Geneva, Catania, at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Vienna State Opera, at Dutch National Opera Amsterdam and at the Met, just to name a few.

The different Ring-roles in Bayreuth
Albert Dohmen made his debut at the Bayreuth Festival 2007 performing Wotan / Wanderer in the Ring cycles with revivals in the following years. At the 2022 Bayreuth Festival he sang Hagen in Götterdämmerung and made his role debut as Landgraf in Tannhäuser.

Concerts and CDs
Albert Dohmen is also a very successful concert singer: He has sung the entire bass repertoire from Bach to Schönberg in all important concert halls and at international festivals. Among the numerous CDs documenting his artistic output, special mention should be made of his recordings of Zemlinsky’s Florentine Tragedy (Eine florentinische Tragödie) with the Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Chailly and his three recordings under Sir Georg Solti (Frau ohne Schatten, Fidelio and Meistersinger).

At our summer academy Opera by the fjord in 2024 he will be the vocal coach for the students together with Solveig Kringlebotn, and also the two pianists Kristin Okerlund and Hans-Otto Ehrström.

Main source: Hilbert Artists Management
Published January 2024