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 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 MEISTERSINGER 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, ELEKTRA in Baden-Baden under the baton of Christian Thielemann, debuts as Gurnemanz / PARSIFAL in Geneve and as Barak / FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN in Florence, .


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, Beethoven’s IXth under James Levine, Mahler VIII under Christian Thielemann, only to mention a few.


Albert Dohmen made his debut in the title role in a new production of falstaff in Stuttgart and from 2013 on he performed in Barcelona in ring des nibelungen the roles Wotan and Wanderer. These performances were followed by tristan (King Marke) at the Vienna Sate Opera, the title role in herzog blaubarts burg in Oviedo and his debut as Rocco in fidelio in Geneva. 


Recent and future projects are among others a production MOSES UND ARON at Teatro Real Madrid, ELEKTRA (Orest) in Sao Paolo, performances of DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN  (Alberich) at Semperoper Dresden and in Tokyo under the baton of Christian Thielemann, his role debut as Veit Pogner / DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG at Teatro alla Scala, the title role THE FLYING DUTCHMAN and TRISTAN UND ISODE (King Marke) at Teatro del Liceu Barcelona, new productions DER FREISCHÜTZ (Eremit) at Vienna State Opera and ARIADNE AUF NAXOS (Musiklehrer) as well as the title role THE FLYING DUTCHMAN at Semperoper Dresden and WOZZECK (Doktor) at Teatro Regio Torino.

He recorded numerous discs, among others Zemlinsky’s FLORENTINISCHE TRAGÖDIE with the Concertgebouw-Orkest under Riccardo Chailly and three recordings under Sir Georg Solti (FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN, FIDELIO and MEISTERSINGER).