Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke


Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke

Born in Austria, he studies at Musikhochschule in Vienna with Prof. Gerhard Kahry (voice) and Kmsg. Kurt Equiluz (Lied/oratorio)

He makes his début at Opéra National de Paris in 1997 and subsequently is invited to do Goro/Madama Butterfly, Monostatos (with Bob Wilson and Fura del Baus) as well as 1.Geharnischter/Zauberflöte, Capito/Mathis der Maler, Mime/Ring des Nibelungen and also participates at the world-premiere of Philippe Manoury’s “K...” (Block/Gerichtsdiener)

At Glyndebourne Festival Opera he sings in more than 130 performances including Vašek/Bartered Bride, Reverend Adams/Peter Grimes, Monostatos, Arnalta/L’Incoronazione di Poppea and the Witch/Hansel und Gretel - the two last also semistaged at the BBC Proms in Royal Albert Hall -, Tanzmeister/Ariadne auf Naxos and Podestà/La finta giardiniera.

Further important engagements: Valzacchi/Rosenkavalier (Monnaie de Bruxelles, Baden-Baden-Festival, Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden), Dr. Cajus/Falstaff (Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Teatro Real Madrid), Rheingold-Mime (Semperoper Dresden, Teatro alla Scala, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier/Montreal, De Nederlandse Opera, Bunka Kaikan/Tokyo, Vienna State Opera), Siegfried-Mime (Capitole de Toulouse, Teatro Real, La Fenice, Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich Opera Festival, Staatsoper Stuttgart, De Nederlandse Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Vienna State Opera), Pedrillo/Entführung (Festival Mozart La Coruña, Teatro Real, San Carlo di Napoli), Trimalchio in Maderna’s Satyricon, Josef/Wiener Blut and the world-premiere of Battistelli's Divorzio all’italiana (Opéra national de Lorraine), Blue-beard/Offenbach (Bregenz Festival, Oper Leipzig), Loge/Rheingold (Opéra national du Rhin, Lucerne Festival, Opera North), Aegisth/Elektra (Opéra national du Rhin, Verbier Festival), Hauptmann/Wozzeck (La Scala, Bayerische Staatsoper, Opernhaus Zürich), Piet/Grand Macabre (English National Opera, Berliner Philharmonie), Witch (Opéra national de Lyon, Bayerische Staatsoper), Herod/Salome (Wiener Volksoper, Wiener Staatsoper, Opernhaus Zürich, Opéra national du Rhin), Pirzel/Die Soldaten (Salzburg Festival, Scala), Prinz/Kammerdiener/Marquis in Lulu (Staatsoper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper), scenic world-premiere of Gurre-Lieder/Klaus Narr at Nederlandse Opera and in concert in Bergen, Melbourne, Lille, Salle Pleyel/Paris, Göteborg, Hannover and Elbphilharmonie/Hamburg, Pollux/Liebe der Danae at Salzburg Festival and Ivan/The Nose for his debut at Covent Garden

Recently he has performed Herod at Staatsoper Wien, Barbe-bleue/Offenbach at Komische Oper Berlin, Knusperhexe and Mime at Bayerische Staatsoper, Siegfried-Mime in Odense, Gurrelieder scenic at Nederlandse Opera and in concert at Saint-Denis-Festival and Royal Festival Hall

He works with stage directors such as Flimm, Homoki, McBurney, Pelly, Py, Wilson, Audi, Kriegenburg, Breth, Hermanis, McVickar, Krämer, Kosky, Carsen, Pountney or Fura del Baus and with conductors such as Petrenko, Barenboim, Metzmacher, Welser-Möst, Nagano, M. Albrecht, A. + Ph. Jordan, Haïm, Conlon, Thielemann, Tate, Ticciati, Haenchen, Pappano, Salonen, Young, V. Jurowsky or Young

Future engagements: Wenzel/Verkaufte Braut, Franz I./Krenkek's Karl V. and Herod at Bayerische Staatsoper and Munich Opera Festival, Barbe-bleue/Offenbach at Komische Oper, Monostatos at Nederlandse Opera, Shabby Peasant/Lady Macbeth of Mszensk at Opéra national de Paris