Hans-Peter König

Kammersänger Hans-Peter König studied singing at the Musikhochschule Dortmund. This was followed by further training at the International Opera Studio of the Zurich Opera House. His first engagements took him to various German opera houses, including the Staatstheater Hannover. Since the 2001/02 season he has been an ensemble member of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. In addition, he has made guest appearances at all the major stages in Germany and abroad, including the Munich and Vienna State Operas, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, the Metropolitan Opera New York, La Scala in Milan and at the Bayreuth and Salzburg Festivals. The great bass roles of opera literature form his wide-ranging repertoire: Rocco in Beethoven's "Fidelio", Sarastro and Osmin in Mozart's "The Magic Flute" and "The Abduction from the Seraglio", Aquarius in Dvorák's "Rusalka" and the title role in "Boris Godunov" (Mussorgsky) are as much a part of his repertoire as, for example, the Verdi roles of Zaccaria in "Nabucco", Grand Inquisitor and Philip II. in "Don Carlos" or Pater Guardian in "La forza del destino". In his speciality, the works of Richard Wagner, Pogner "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg", Gurnemanz "Parsifal", King Heinrich "Lohengrin", King Marke "Tristan und Isolde", Fasolt, Fafner, Hunding and Hagen "Der Ring des Nibelungen") are among his most sung roles. At the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Hans-Peter König was most recently seen as König Marke ("Tristan und Isolde") and Hunding ("Die Walküre"). In the 2022/23 season he will take on the roles of Daland ("Der fliegende Holländer") and Komtur ("Don Giovanni" by Mozart).