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Thomas Jesatko

The German bass-baritone Thomas Jesatko studied in Nuremberg and Munich. His first engagements lead him to Darmstadt und Osnabrück. Since 1997 he is in the ensemble of the Nationaltheater Mannheim. There he is singing all the important bass parts in den Mozart operas, as well as Pizarro (Fidelio), Caspar (Freischütz), Bösewichter (Hoffmanns Erzählungen), Escamillo (Carmen), Jochanaan (Salome), Orest (Elektra), Barak (Frau ohne Schatten) and in contemporary works e.g. by Henze, Battistelli and Glanert.

His central activities in Mannheim are the main parts in Wagner operas: Holländer (The Flying Dutchman),  Fasolt (Rheingold), Alberich (Rheingold, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung), Wotan (Rheingold, Walküre), Wanderer (Siegfried), Kurwenal (Tristan), Klingsor (Parsifal), Hans Sachs (Meistersinger) and since 2011 Telramund (Lohengrin).

Thomas Jesatko was invited to the most known festivals, such as Maifestspiele Wiesbaden, Schwetzinger Festspiele, Chiemgau-Festival, Festival des Cathédrales, Internationale Orgelwoche Nürnberg, Budapester Wagner-Tage etc. He had perfomances at Zürich Opera House, Staatsoper Munich, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Hannover, Cologne, Leipzig, Semperoper Dresden, but also in Santiago de Chile.

He is also in great demand for performances of concerts, lied and oratoria in all musical periods, also several world premieres of works dedicated to him.

2007 he had his debut in Bayreuth mit Biterolf (Tannhäuser), since 2008 he is Klingsor (Parsifal), since 2011 also again Biterolf.

2011/12 he was Carlo Borromeo (Pfitzner: Palestrina) in Zürich, in Cologne Hans Sachs (Meistersinger) and in Wagner’s Ring Wotan (Rheingold and Walküre) in Mannheim.

Engagements in Bayreuth

Year Opera Part
2014 Tannhäuser Biterolf
2013 Tannhäuser Biterolf
2012 Parsifal Klingsor
2012 Tannhäuser Biterolf
2011 Parsifal Klingsor
2011 Tannhäuser Biterolf
2010 Parsifal Klingsor
2009 Parsifal Klingsor
2008 Parsifal Klingsor
2007 Tannhäuser Biterolf