Carsten Wittmoser, bass-baritone
Appearing in the concert Troubled Days of Peace, performed on October 19, 2016 at Carnegie Hall.
Carsten Wittmoser became an ensemble member of the Staatstheater Stuttgart, followed by contracts with the Landestheater Linz, the Opera of Freiburg, and the Hamburgische Staatsoper. Roles he performed in these houses include Seneca in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Colline La bohème, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor, the Doctor in Wozzeck, Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, Hermann in Tannhäuser, and Sparafucile in Rigoletto. Guest engagements include Hermann in Tannhäuser at the Staatsoper Berlin, the Bayerische Staatsoper, and the Volksoper in Vienna; and Ramfis in Aida, Daland in Der fliegende Holländer (after becoming a finalist in their International Wagner-Competition), and Pogner in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg with the Seattle Opera.
Recent engagements include his Deutsche Oper Berlin debut as Escamillo in Carmen, Don Pizarro in Fidelio with the Michigan Opera Theatre and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, a debut at Teatro Real Madrid as Cecco del Vecchio in Rienzi (a role he has also sung in Bayreuth), Baron Scarpia in Tosca with the Tiroler Festspiele Erl, Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, cover for Animal tamer/Rodgrio in Lulu with the Metropolitan Opera, a Carnegie Hall debut as Lord Humphrey in Marschner’s Der Vampyr, and Jupiter in Strauss´ Die Liebe der Danae at Bard SummerScape.
In concert, he has appeared at the Wiener Musikverein with the Wiener Philharmoniker, at the Stuttgart Liederhalle, at the Lugano Festival alongside Martha Argerich, in the Herkulessaal in Munich, at the Lucerne Festival, and in Taiwan with the Taiwan Symphony Orchestra.