© Carsten Sander
© Carsten Sander

Michael Volle

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Michael Volle studied with Josef Metternich and Rudolf Piernay and has developed to one of the world’s leading baritones.


After engagements at the opera houses of Mannheim, Bonn, Düsseldorf and Cologne, he was member of the ensembles of the Zurich Opera House and the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. Guest appearances have taken him to all the major opera houses in Germany and abroad (including Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Dresden, London, Paris, Barcelona, Vienna, Milan, Florence, New York and others) and to important festivals (including Bayreuth, Salzburg, Bregenz, Baden-Baden and others).


Michael Volle has a broad repertoire ranging from Mozart (Count, Don Giovanni, Don Alfonso), Strauss (Mandryka, Jochanaan, Barak, Orest) and Wagner (Holländer, Wolfram, Sachs, Amfortas, Wotan/Wanderer), Verdi (Falstaff, Iago, Nabucco), Puccini (Scarpia, Marcello, Jack Rance, Gianni Schichi), Mussorgsky (Boris Godunov) to Berg (Wozzeck, Dr. Schön/Jack the Ripper). In addition, he appears on the concert stages with great orchestras and conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Metha, Christian Thielemann, Antonio Pappano, Valerij Gergijev, Simon Rattle Thomas Hengelbrock, Franz Welser-Möst, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Kiril Petrenko and many others.


Michael Volle also devotes himself intensively to lieder singing and regularly gives recitals with Helmut Deutsch at the piano.


Numerous CD and DVD recordings are a documentation of his work. He was the winner of the German Theater Prize ‘DER FAUST’ in 2009, as well as ‘Singer of the Year’ by the magazine ‘OPERNWELT’ in the seasons 2007/2008 and 2013/2014.

Oktober 2022 – For the most recent biography, please contact Iris Jedamski