© Martin Siegmund
© Martin Siegmund

Albert Dohmen

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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. After that he has worked with famous conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Claudio Abbado, James Conlon and many others. He interpreted the important roles of his Fach (like Kurwenal, Pizarro, Amfortas, Holländer, Scarpia, Bluebeard, Hans Sachs) at all major opera houses like the Bastille in Paris, Covent Garden, the Bavarian State Opera, at the opera houses of Zurich, Amsterdam, the Liceo Barcelona, the Vienna State Opera, the opera in Los Angeles etc. He sang in a concert version of Salome at the Tanglewood Festival in 2001, in 2003/04 he made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera New York, as well as Jochanaan / Salome. Further engagements in the USA include Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in New York and Boston (2004 and 2006), Parsifal in Los Angeles (2005) and Gurre-Lieder in Boston (2006)


Albert Dohmen is one of the leading Wotan singers of his generation. He sang this part in complete Ring cycles in Trieste (1999 and 2000), Geneva (1999, 2000 and 2001), Catania (2000, 2001 and 2002), at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Vienna State Opera in 2003 and at Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam in 2004 and 2005 and at the MET in 2009.


Important opera projects include his debut as Hans Sachs / Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Grand Théâtre Genève, productions of Meistersinger as well as Elektra (Orest) in Barcelona, Pizarro / Fidelio under the baton of Claudio Abbado at different Italian opera houses, in Madrid and in Baden-Baden, a new production Salome in Amsterdam, Elektra in Baden-Baden under the baton of Christian Thielemann, debuts as Gurnemanz / Parsifal in Geneva and as Barak / Frau ohne Schatten in Florence.


Albert Dohmen made his debut at the Bayreuth Festival 2007 performing Wotan / Wanderer in the Ring cycles with revivals in 2008, 2009 and 2010.


The artist made his debut as Falstaff (new production) in Stuttgart and performed Wotan and Wanderer in Ring at the Liceo Barcelona He sang King Marke (Tristan und Isolde) at the Vienna Sate Opera, the title role in Bluebeard’s Castle in Oviedo and made his debut as Rocco in Fidelio in Geneva. 


Recent engagements include Moses und Aron at Teatro Real Madrid, Elektra (Orest) in Sao Paulo, performances of the Ring (Alberich) at Semperoper Dresden and in Tokyo under the baton of Christian Thielemann, his role debut as Veit Pogner / Meistersinger at Teatro alla Scala, the title role of Der fliegende Holländer and Tristan und Isolde (King Marke) at Teatro del Liceu Barcelona, new productions of Der Freischütz (Eremit) at Vienna State Opera and Ariadne auf Naxos (Musiklehrer) as well as the title role of Der fliegende Holländer at Semperoper Dresden and Die Walküre (Hunding) in Bari. In 2019 he sang Mahler 8th Symphony at the Orange festival in France, Gurrelieder in Tokyo. In 2020 he appeared in Tristan und Isolde in Bologna.


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, for example Beethoven´s 9th Symphony under Kurt Masur at the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Brahms´ Requiem, also under Kurt Masur at the St. Denis Festival, Mahler´s 8th. Symphony under Valery Gergiev and Gurre-Lieder, Beethoven’s 9th under James Levine, Mahler 8th Symphony under Christian Thielemann, just to mention a few.


He recorded numerous discs, for example Zemlinsky’s Florentinische Tragödie with the Concertgebouw-Orkest under Riccardo Chailly and three recordings under Sir Georg Solti (Frau ohne Schatten, Fidelio and Meistersinger).


Highlights of the year 2021 will be Rocco an der Opéra Comique Paris, Oedipus Rex in Barcelona, Wozzeck/Doktor in Monte Carlo and Hagen/Götterdämmerung in Budapest.

October 2021 – For the most recent biography please contact Nicola Kamphausen