Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke

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Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke
Character-tenor

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

He makes his début at the 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, Block/Gerichtsdiener at the world premiere of Philippe Manoury’s “K...”, Mime/Ring des Nibelungen and Shabby Peasant/Lady Macbeth of Mszensk.

At the 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 the 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, Wiener Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich Opera Festival), Siegfried-Mime (Capitole de Toulouse, Teatro Real, La Fenice, Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich Opera Festival, Staatsoper Stuttgart, De Nederlandse Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Wiener Staatsoper, Odense), 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, Wiener Staatsoper), 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, Lille, Melbourne, Salle Pleyel/Paris, Göteborg, Hannover, Saint-Denis-Festival, Royal Festival Hall and Elbphilharmonie/Hamburg, Pollux/Liebe der Danae at Salzburg Festival, Ivan/The Nose for his debut at Covent Garden and Barbe-bleue/Offenbach at Komische Oper Berlin

Recently he has performed Wenzel/Bartered Bride, Franz I./Karl V. (Krenek) and Herod/Salome at Bayerische Staatsoper and Münchner Opernfestspiele, Gurrelieder at Helsinki Festival and at Semperoper Dresden, aswell as Hauptmann at Opernhaus Zürich and Bayerische Staatsoper

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

Future engagements: Monostatos, Hauptmann, Knusperhexe, Valzacchi at Bayerische Staatsoper, Rheingold-Mime and Herod at Münchner Opernfestspiele, Monostatos at the Opéra national de Paris, Herod at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Pluto/Aristeus in Orphée aux enfers at Komische Oper Berlin and as lied-recital Krenek's Reisebuch aus den österreichischen Alpen at Mozarteum Salzburg.