Matthias Klink


The German tenor, Opernwelt magazine’s 2017 Singer of the Year, is a native of Stuttgart. He performs frequently there at the city’s State Opera, with 14 major roles since 2013/14, among them Aschenbach/Death in Venice, Don José/Carmen, Herod/Salome, Max/ Der Freischütz, Eisenstein/Die Fledermaus, Policeman/Doctor/Archangel/Mark Andre’s Wunderzaichen (world premiere), Faust/ The Damnation of Faust, and the Captain/ Wozzeck. Other recent credits include Alwa/ Lulu (Hamburg, Munich) and the Earl of Kent/Lear (Salzburg Festival). Klink debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in 2009 (Tamino/ The Magic Flute) and has also performed in the major opera houses of Berlin, Vienna, Madrid, Milan, Amsterdam, and Barcelona. This spring he returns to Stuttgart to portray Mao Zedong/ Nixon in China. He has appeared in concert at Paris’s Salle Pleyel, the Kölner Philharmonie, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Salzburg Easter Festival, and Vienna’s Musikverein. On DVD the tenor has recorded Belmonte/The Abduction from the Seraglio (performances with both Stuttgart State Opera and Les Musiciens du Louvre), Don Polidoro/La finta semplice (Salzburg Festival), and Narraboth/Salome (La Scala). He can be heard on CD with the Munich Radio Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, SWR Vokalensemble, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Lyric debut: Mime/Siegfried

Last updated: November 3, 2018
Photo: Axel Weiss