Stefan Heidemann, awarded the title Kammersänger in 2003, trained in Hanover and his first full-time engagement came at Staatstheater Nürnberg. Subsequent engagements in the course of his career took the baritone to Saarbrücken, Wiesbaden, Mannheim, Graz, Linz, Vienna, Granada, Tokyo, Taipei and to Berlin’s three opera houses. Stefan Heidemann has been engaged at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein since 1991 and has enjoyed great success here, for example as Papageno (Mozart ‘Die Zauberflöte’), the Forester (Janácek ‘The Cunning Little Vixen’), Ford (Verdi ‘Falstaff’), Wolfram von Eschenbach (Wagner ‘Tannhäuser’), Escamillo (Bizet ‘Carmen’), the Messenger (Richard Strauss ‘Die Frau ohne Schatten’), Alfio (Mascagni ‘Cavalleria rusticana’), Don Estoban (Zemlinsky ‘Der Zwerg’), Telramund (Wagner ‘Lohengrin’), the Music Teacher (Richard Strauss ‘Ariadne auf Naxos’), Beckmesser (Wagner ‘Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg’), Consul Sharpless (Puccini ‘Madama Butterfly’), Gellner (Catalani ‘La Wally’), Herr Fluth (Nicolai ‘Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor’), Count Tomsky (Tchaikovsky ‘Queen of Spades’) and also as Alberich (Wagner ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen’). Over a lifetime he has appeared in Johann Strauss’s ‘Die Fledermaus’ as Dr. Falke, Gabriel von Eisenstein and the Prison Director Frank. In 2007 he made his debut as a dramatic bass-baritone at Theater Lübeck as Wotan/Wanderer in Wagner’s ‘Ring’ cycle. This production was released on DVD and was awarded the Echo Klassik Prize for 2012. He sang Wotan as a guest in São Paulo in 2011, Kurwenal (Wagner ‘Tristan und Isolde’) in Toulouse in 2015 and Dr. Schön (Berg ‘Lulu’) in Santiago de Chile in 2018.