German tenor Stefan Vinke completed his master’s at the Music Academy of Cologne. From 1999 to 2005 he regularly appeared at Mannheim’s National Theater in heroic tenor roles including Tristan, Parsifal, Logengrin, and Siegmund in Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, Parsifal, Lohengrin, and Die Walküre, and Florestan in Beethoven’s Fidelio; his other roles there included Mozart’s Idomeneo, Don José in Bizet’s Carmen, and Hoffmann in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann. He later cultivated roles including The Migrant in Nono’s Intolleranza 1960, the title role in Giordano’s Andrea Chénier, Jimmy Mahony in Weill’s The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahoganny, Max in Weber’s Der Freischütz, and Paul in Korngold’s Die tote Stadt on stages including the Opéra de Paris, Teatro La Fenice, and the opera houses in Cologne, Geneva, and Stuttgart. Since his role debut as Siegfried in Wagner’s Ring at Cologne Opera in 2006, Mr. Vinke has performed the role in Venice, Lisbon, Strasbourg, Weimar, and at Deutsche Oper Berlin and 2010 Salzburg Easter Festival. He has appeared in Madrid, Hong Kong, Hamburg, Berlin, Beijing, Munich, Geneva, Philadelphia, Valencia, Seville, Melbourne, and Seattle; with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; and at the Bayreuth Festival, Covent Garden, and Bavarian Staatsoper. He has worked with conductors including Jeffrey Tate, Simon Rattle, Lothar Zagrosek, Donald Runnicles, Ulf Schirmer, Jun Märkel, Leopold Hager, Michael Gielen, Adam Fischer, Markus Stenz, Dennis Russel Davies, and Philippe Jordan. His engagements in concert lead him to Europe, Asia, Israel, and the Americas. He has sung in Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 at Royal Albert Hall (BBC Proms), in Bamberg, at the Enescu Festival, and in 2011 with the London Philharmonia Orchestra, led by Lorin Maazel (recorded for a 2015 release on the Signum Classics label). These performances mark Stefan Vinke’s New York Philharmonic debut.
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