© Simon Pauly
© Simon Pauly

Gideon Poppe

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In the 2021/22 season Gideon Poppe sang the four tenor parts Andrès, Cochenille, Pitichinaccio, Frantz in the new production of Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann at Hamburg State Opera and he will be seen in the new productions of Schreker’s Der Schatzgräber and Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Deutsche Oper Berlin. At this years Edinburgh International Festival Gideon Poppe will sing Jaquino, a role he will repeat in next season’s new production of Fidelio at Deutsche Oper Berlin.


Since the 2013/14 season, Gideon Poppe has been an ensemble member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where 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), Heinrich der Schreiber (Tannhäuser) and many more. In concert performances with Deutsche Oper Berlin at the Berlin Philharmonie, Gideon Poppe appeared as Faucheur in Mayerbeer’s Dinorah and alongside Edita Gruberova as Lord Cecil in Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux.


Guest appearances led Gideon Poppe to the Hamburg State Opera, the Frankfurt Opera, the Semperoper Dresden, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Royal Opera House Muscat, the Volksoper Wien, the Leipzig Opera, the Cologne Opera, the Mannheim National Theater and the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich.


In the 2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons, the tenor was an ensemble member at the Staatstheater Kassel, appearing in productions including Parsifal, La bohème, Lady Macbeth von Mzensk, and as Corrado in Alessandro Scarlatti’s Griselda. He has also performed roles such as Monostatos and Flute/Thisby in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Prologue and Peter Quint in a new production of Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Boni in Kálmán’s Die Csárdásfürstin, Jaquino in Fidelio and Rodrigo in Verdi’s Otello.


From 2007/2008 he was a member of the Opera Studio, then between 2009/10 and 2010/11 an ensemble member at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe and was able to develop an extensive repertoire with roles such as Pedrillo in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Monostatos, Basilio and Don Curzio in Le nozze di Figaro as well as numerous other roles. In February 2011 he made his debut at the Karlsruhe Handel Festival as Emilio in Partenope under the baton of Michael Hofstetter.


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 from 2002 to 2006 and at the University of Music in Karlsruhe from 2006, where he graduated with a diploma from the Institute for Music and Theater in 2009. He gained experience in lied with Misuko Shirai and Hartmut Höll and attended master classes with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Júlia Várady, among others. In 2009 he held a scholarship of the Richard Wagner Association Baden-Baden.

May 2022 – For the most recent biography please contact Luis Aliaga