Matthias Klink

Matthias Klink, Opernwelt magazine’s 2017 Singer of the Year, is a native of Stuttgart. He performs frequently at Stuttgart State Opera, with many major roles, among them Don José/Carmen, Herod/Salome, Max/ Der Freischütz, Eisenstein/Die Fledermaus, Policeman/Doctor/Archangel/Mark Andre’s Wunderzaichen (world premiere), Faust/ The Damnation of Faust, and the Captain/ Wozzeck. Other recent credits include Alwa/ Lulu (Hamburg, Munich) and the Earl of Kent/Lear (Salzburg Festival). Klink debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in 2009 (Tamino/ The Magic Flute) and has also performed in the major opera houses of Berlin, Vienna, Madrid, Milan, Amsterdam, and Barcelona. Er ssang Alwa (Lulu) with Kirill Petrenko at Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Der Kavalier (Cardillac) with Franz Welser-Möst in Vienna, Alwa in Hamburg. And for his performance of Gustav von Aschenbach in Britten‘s Death in Venive (in Stuttgart) he was given the 2017 „Singer of the Year“ from „Opernwelt“-magazine und received 2018 The German theater-award „DER FAUST“.

Current projects are Loge (Das Rheingold) and Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus) in Stuttgart, Loge in Zurich, Eisenstein in Hamburg and Tichon (Katja Kabanova) in Duisburg.

He has appeared in concert at Paris’s Salle Pleyel, the Kölner Philharmonie, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Salzburg Easter Festival, and Vienna’s Musikverein. On DVD the tenor has recorded Belmonte/The Abduction from the Seraglio (performances with both Stuttgart State Opera and Les Musiciens du Louvre), Don Polidoro/La finta semplice (Salzburg Festival), and Narraboth/Salome (La Scala). He can be heard on CD with the Munich Radio Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, SWR Vokalensemble, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra.

March 2022