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Karl-Heinz Lehner (Fafner)

Karl-Heinz Lehner is not only an outstanding singer, but also a very special performer, a welcome guest at such important European opera houses.

Karl-Heinz Lehner was born in Eggenburg, Austria. Even during high school he was a soprano and alto soloist with the Boys Choir in the Benedictine Monastery Stift Altenburg. After high school he studied singing at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts with Leopold Spitzer as well as song and oratorio by Kammersängerin Edith Mathis. His first permanent engagement was given by Karl Heinz Lehner at the Stadttheater Bremerhaven. After two seasons, he moved to the Opera House Dortmund, where he worked out a large repertoire and then at the Aalto Theater Essen. In 2000, the bass-baritone received the award for young talented artists of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia for the role of King Marke in Richard Wagner's TRISTAN UND ISOLDE

The artist has performed at the Hamburg State Opera, the Bavarian State Opera, the Bayreuth Festival, the Graz Opera House, the KomischeOper Berlin, the Volksoper Vienna, the Frankfurt Opera, the Aalto Theater Essen, the Leizpig Opera, the Dresden Semperoper, the Teatro dell'Opera Rome and the Bregenz Festival. At the same time Lehner belongs to the ensemble of the Oper Dortmund and sings there roles such as the Baron Ochs in ROSENKAVELIER, King Marke in TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, Sarastro in the MAGIC FLUTE, Mephisto in Gounod's FAUST, Commander in DON GIOVANNI u.a.

Karl-Heinz Lehner worked with well-known conductors such as George Pretre, Phillipe Jordan, Ulf Schirmer, Leopold Hager, Jac van Steen, Stefan Soltesz, Axel Kober, Gabriel Feltz, as well as the directors Marianne Clement, Jens Daniel Herzog, Stefan Herheim, Anselm Weber and Richard Jones. In addition to his operatic work, Karl-Heinz Lehner is also a sought-after concert singer. He sang u.a. in the Wiener Konzerthaus, in the Musikverein Wien, at the Salzburg Festival, in the Konzerthaus Dortmund and in the Philharmonie Essen. 

Future engagements: Fafner in RHEINGOLD under Christian Thielemann at the Semperoper Dresden (January 2018), at the Oper Dortmund Rehearsal ZAUBERFLÖTE as Sarastro as well as new production NABUCCO as Zaccaria in the production of Jens-Daniel Herzog, a concert with BrucknersTedeum in the Tonhalle Düsseldorf as well as Mahler's 8th Symphony including CD production with the Dortmund Philharmonic.  In the season 2018/2019 follow the Baron Ochs in the ROSENKAVALIER and the Landgraf in the TANNHÄUSER at the Leipzig Opera.



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