© Simon Pauly
© Simon Pauly

Gideon Poppe

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Gideon Poppe can be heard in the current season as Kunz Vogelgesang in Richard Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, as Jaquino in Beethoven’s Fidelio, as Goro in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, in Les contes d’Hoffmann at the Semperoper Dresden and he will make his house debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Tobias Kratzer’s new production of Mieczysław Weinberg’s Die Passagierin.


Gideon Poppe made his debut at the 2022 Edinburgh International Festival as Jaquino under the baton of Sir Donald Runnicles. In this role he also enthralled in the 2022/23 season in the new Fidelio production at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where he was a member of the ensemble in the seasons 2013/14 until 2023/24. There he sang roles such as Bardolfo (Falstaff), Lysander (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte), Cavaliere Belfiore (Il viaggio a Reims), Remendado (Carmen), Pang (Turandot), Goro (Madama Butterfly), (Harry (La fanciulla del West), Don Curzio (Le nozze di Figaro), Conte di Lerma (Don Carlo), Lord Cecil (Roberto Devereux), Der junge Mensch (Das Wunder der Heliane), Janek (Die Sache Makropoulos), Sailor and Priest in Meyerbeers Vasco da Gama, Faucheur (Dinorah), Steuermann (Der fliegende Holländer), Kunz Vogelgesang (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Heinrich der Schreiber (Tannhäuser) and many more.


Guest appearances have taken Gideon Poppe to the Hamburg State Opera, the Frankfurt Opera, the Semperoper Dresden, the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Royal Opera House Muscat, the Volksoper Vienna, the Leipzig Opera, the Cologne Opera, the National Theater Mannheim and the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich. With the Lautten Compagney Berlin under Wolfgang Katschner he sang Monostatos at the Mozartfest Würzburg.


Gideon Poppe started his opera career in the 2007/2008 season as a member of the Opera Studio, from 2009/10 to 2010/11 as a member of the ensemble of the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe. In February 2011 he made his debut at the Karlsruhe Handel Festival as Emilio in Partenope under the direction of Michael Hofstetter. In the 2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons the tenor was an ensemble member at the Staatstheater Kassel.


Gideon Poppe was born in Hamburg and initially began studying sports science at the German Sport University in Cologne before deciding to pursue a career as a singer. He studied singing at the University of Music in Lübeck and at the University of Music in Karlsruhe.


Gideon Poppe followed the call of the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne for the winter semester 22/23 and leads a voice class there as a professor.

November 2023 – For the most recent biography please contact Luis Aliaga