Michael Kupfer-Radecky


Michael Kupfer-Radecky
Photographer: Simon Pauly
Opera singer
Highlights in his career include appearances at Royal Albert Hall London, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Tonhalle Zurich, Aalto Theatre in Essen, Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Teatro Comunale Bologna, Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Mariinski Theatre in St. Petersburg, Teatro Municipal in Sao Paulo and the Royal Opera House in Stockholm. Since 2000 the artist is a regular guest at the Tiroler Festspiele, presenting himself in roles such as Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus/The Bat), Donner, Gunther and Wotan in the Ring, Kurwenal (Tristan und Isolde), Klingsor (Parsifal), Wolfram (Tannhäuser) and Hans Sachs (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg). At the opening of the new festival hall he performed Conte Almaviva in a production of Le nozze di Figaro. Besides opera he devotes much of his time to oratorio and concert work. The Creation and The Seasons by Haydn, Bach’s St. John Passion and the St. Matthew Passion, Beethoven’s IX. Symphony, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem and Mahler’s Das Lied der Erde, to name a few titles. He was invited to Japan, Italy, Germany and Austria for recitals. He recently released a recording of Schubert’s Winterreise and Schöne Müllerin. He has worked with conductors such as Ingo Metzmacher, Marek Janowski, Gustav Kuhn, Marcello Viotti, Ralf Weikert, Paul Daniels and Markus Stenz. He was invited by important orchestras like the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Bavarian State Orchestra, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, the Rundfunkorchester des BR and the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest. He performed under stage directors such as Harry Kupfer, Willi Decker, Pierre Audi, Keith Warner, Stephen Lawless, Georges Delnon and Francois de Carpentier. Michael Kupfer-Radecky is laureate of numerous competitions and foundations, e.g. the Richard Wagner foundation and the “Freunde der Bayerischen Staatsoper e.V.”. The opera magazine “Opernwelt” named the singer “best upcoming artist of the season” in 2009.