Performance Database

Albert Dohmen

Albert Dohmen has made a long international career with the highlight of his Wozzeck at the 1997 Salzburg Easter and Summer Festival with the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras conducted by Claudio Abbado and directed by Peter Stein. After that he worked with famous conductors such as, Sir Georg Solti, Zubin Mehta, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Claudio Abbado, James Conlon and many others. He interpreted the important roles of his Fach (like Kurwenal, Pizarro, Amfortas, Holländer, Scarpia, Balubart, Hans Sachs) at the major international opera houses like the Bastille in Paris, Covent Garden, the Bavarian State Opera, at the opera houses of Zurich, Amsterdam, at the Liceo Barcelona, the Vienna State Opera, the opera in Los Angeles etc. He made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera New York in 2003/04 as Jochanaan / Salome.

Albert Dohmen is one of the leading Wotan singers of his generation. He sang this part in complete Ring cycles in Trieste (1999 and 2000), Geneva (1999, 2000 and 2001), Catania (2000, 2001 and 2002), at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Vienna State Opera in 2003 and at Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam in 2004 and 2005 and at the MET in 2009.

Important opera projects of the past few years were among others his debut as Hans Sachs (Meistersinger von Nürnberg) at the Grand Théâtre Genève, productions of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg as well as Elektra (Orest) in Barcelona, Pizarro (Fidelio) under the baton of Claudio Abbado at different Italian opera houses, in Madrid and in Baden-Baden, a new production Salome in Amsterdam and Elektra in Baden-Baden under the baton of Christian Thielemann.

Albert Dohmen made his debut at the Bayreuth Festival 2007 performing Wotan / Wanderer in the Ring cycles with revivals in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Albert Dohmen is also a very successful concert singer. He has sung the entire bass repertoire from Bach to Schönberg in all important concert halls and at international festivals, for example Beethovens IX. symphony under Kurt Masur at the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Brahm’s Requiem, also under Kurt Masur at the St. Denis Festival, Mahlers VIII. symphony under Valery Gergiev and Gurrelieder and Beethoven’s IX. symphony under James Levine, only to mention a few.
In summer 2008 he presented a Lied programme for the first time including Schubert, Brahms, Pfitzner, Strauss and Schönberg.

Further engagements include among others his debuts as Gurnemanz (Parsifal) in Geneva and as Barak (Die Frau ohne Schatten) in Florence, a production Salome in Valencia, a new production Don Giovanni (Commendatore) at the Vienna State Opera and Der Freischütz (Kaspar) in Barcelona.

He recorded numerous disks, among others Zemlinsky’s Eine Florentinische Tragödie with the Concertgebouw-Orkest under Riccardo Chailly and three recordings under Sir Georg Solti (Frau ohne Schatten, Fidelio and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg).

Engagements in Bayreuth

Year Opera Part
2022 Götterdämmerung Hagen
2022 Tannhäuser Landgraf Hermann
2017 Götterdämmerung Alberich
2017 Siegfried Alberich
2017 Das Rheingold Alberich
2016 Götterdämmerung Alberich
2016 Siegfried Alberich
2016 Das Rheingold Alberich
2015 Götterdämmerung Alberich
2015 Siegfried Alberich
2015 Das Rheingold Alberich
2010 Siegfried Der Wanderer
2010 Die Walküre Wotan
2010 Das Rheingold Wotan
2009 Siegfried Der Wanderer
2009 Die Walküre Wotan
2009 Das Rheingold Wotan
2008 Siegfried Der Wanderer
2008 Die Walküre Wotan
2008 Das Rheingold Wotan
2007 Siegfried Der Wanderer
2007 Die Walküre Wotan
2007 Das Rheingold Wotan