The bass-baritone Torben Jürgens trained as a singer in Cologne and Essen. After a first full engagement at Theater Bielefeld, he became an ensemble member at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in 2012. His repertoire includes the Mozart parts Publius (‘La clemenza di Tito’), Figaro (‘Le nozze di Figaro’), the Speaker (‘Die Zauberflöte’), Leporello (‘Don Giovanni’) and also Ariodates (Handel ‘Xerxes’), the Monk (Verdi ‘Don Carlo’), Donner (Wagner ‘Das Rheingold’), Herr Reich (Nicolai ‘Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor’) and Alidoro (Rossini ‘La Cenerentola’).
Guest engagements regularly take him to opera houses such as the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Semperoper in Dresden, the Staatsoper in Hamburg, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Teatro Real in Madrid and to festivals such as the George Enescu Festival Bucharest and the Glyndebourne Festival. He is also sought after as a concert singer and has appeared at the Rheingau Music Festival, the Bachakademie Stuttgart, Beethovenfest Bonn, at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
He has worked together with conductors such as Christian Thielemann, Vladimir Jurowski, René Jacobs, Ivor Bolton, Michael Sanderling and Simone Young and with orchestras including the Dresden Philharmonic, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.