Wolfgang Newerla

Baritone Wolfgang Newerla, prize winner of the International Belvedere competition in Vienna, began his music studies in Munich, Hamburg and Detmold. From 1999 onwards, after successful engagements in Ulm and Freiburg, he appeared as a regular guest artist at the Berlin State Opera Unter den Linden, Teatro Real in Madrid, National Opera in Lyon, Opera Leipzig, German Opera Berlin, Semper Opera Dresden, Nuernburger Opera and Stuttgart State Opera. A significant aspect of Wolfgang Newerlas career is that of concert performance. He has graced the concert hall stages of the Munich Philharmonic, Cologne, Berlin and the Music Hall in Hamburg, to name a few. Newerla has also been invited to perform in such prestigious festivals such as the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspielen, the Potsdamer Schlossfestspielen Sanssoucis, the Festival in Bregenz, the Lufthansa Festival in London, the Styriarte in Graz, the Bach Festival in Berlin as well as the International Bach Festival in San Sebastian, the Munich Biennale for New Music and the International Festival of Music in Edinburgh. In 2009 he made his debut at the Staatsoper in Hannover and the Deutschen Oper am Rhein in Dusseldorf, and debuted at the Munich Opera Festival in 2011 with Carmina Burana.

His repertoire encompasses the baroque to the modern; from Don Giovanni and Conte Almaviva crossing over to Eugen Onegin, Der Fliegende Holländer, Jupiter, Jochanaan, and Orest, to Cortez in Wolfgang Rihm's Eroberung von Mexico, which has earned him a nomination for the singer of the year award. Conductors that he has worked with include Zubin Mehta, Kirill Petrenko, Michael Gielen, Thomas Hengelbrock, Sylvain Cambreling, Manfred Hoeneck and Christoper Hoogwood. He has also had the pleasure to repeatedly work with directors Peter Mussbach, Christoph Loy, Barrie Kosky, David Pountney, Michael Simon, and Anthony Pilavacchi. Wolfgang Newerla can also be heard in numerous radio and CD productions.