Stefan Heidemann, appointed Kammersänger in 2003, studied in Hanover and received his first permanent engagement at the Staatstheater Nürnberg. Subsequent engagements have taken the baritone to Saarbrücken, Wiesbaden, Mannheim, Graz, Linz, Vienna, Granada, Tokyo, Taipei and the three Berlin opera houses, among others. Since 1991 he has been engaged at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and has celebrated successes here, for example, as Papageno (Mozart's "Die Zauberflöte"), Herr Fluth (Nicolai's "Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor"), Förster (Janáček's "Das schlaue Füchslein"), Ford (Verdi's "Falstaff"), Wolfram von Eschenbach (Wagner's "Tannhäuser"), Beckmesser (Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg"), Ghostly Messenger (R. Strauss "Die Frau ohne Schatten"), Alfio (Mascagni "Cavalleria rusticana"), Don Estoban (Zemlinsky "Der Zwerg"), music teacher (R. Strauss "Ariadne auf Naxos"), Sharpless (Puccini "Madama Butterfly"), Gellner (Catalani "La Wally"), Telramund (Wagner "Lohengrin"), Count Tomski (Tchaikovsky "Pique Dame") and as Alberich (Wagner "Der Ring des Nibelungen"). In J. Strauss' (son) "Die Fledermaus" he was seen over the years as Dr. Falke, Gabriel von Eisenstein and as prison warden Frank. In 2007 he made his debut in the difficult baritone subject at the Lübeck Theatre as Wotan/Wanderer in Wagner's "Ring" cycle. This production was released on DVD and was awarded the Echo Klassik Prize 2012. Subsequent guest appearances include Wotan (Wagner's "Die Walküre") in São Paulo, Kurwenal (Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde") in Toulouse and most recently in Santiago de Chile in 2018 as Dr Schön (Berg's "Lulu"). In the 2022/23 season Stefan Heidemann will make a guest appearance at the Klagenfurt Theatre as Alberich in a role he will once again take on at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein alongside prison warden Frank, Peter (Humperdinck "Hänsel und Gretel"), Mandarin (Puccini "Turandot") and Sharpless.