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Alfred Reiter

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Alfred Reiter
© Barbara Aumüller

Alfred Reiter has performed many, very varied roles at Oper Frankfurt since joining the ensemble in 2008/09, including La Roche (Capriccio), the Doctor (Wozzeck), Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), Dansker (Billy Budd), Narbal (Les Troyens), Arkel (Pelléas et Mélisande), Trulove (The Rake’s Progress) and Graf Waldner (Arabella), Pope Pius IV. / Cardinal Christoph Madruscht (Pfitzner's Palestrina - conducted by Kirill Petrenko and available on CD - OehmsClassics), Peneios (Daphne), Kalervo (Sallinen's Kullervo), Fasolt (Das Rheingold - available on CD - OehmsClassics), Raimondo (Rienzi - OehmsClassics), Seneca (L’incoronazione di Poppea) and, whizz forward in time: the 2017 world premiere of Arnulf Herrmann's Der Mieter / The Tenant (commissioned by Oper Frankfurt) and a new production of Eötvös’ Tri sestry / Three Sisters. During the 2020/21 season he can be heard again as the Pope in Lady Macbeth von Mzensk, 5th Jew in Barrie Kosky's Salome, Geronte de Ravoir in Manon Lescaut, Warlaam in a new production of Boris Godunow and Lucifero in the world premiere of Lucia Ronchetti's Inferno (which was commissioned by Oper & Schauspiel Frankfurt and should have taken place in the summer of 2020, until corona changed everything, and also prevented him from singing the Doctor in Wozzeck at the Staastheater in Karlsruhe). This bass, who studied in Munich, has sung many roles in theatres around the world, including Sarastro at the Bregenz Festival, in Berlin, Munich, Geneva, Vienna, Salzburg, Paris, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Tokyo, Graf Waldner in Arabella at the Nationale Opera Amsterdam and Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, where he also sang Tomaso (Tiefland), the Hermit (Der Freischütz) at the Styriarte Festival in Graz and Grand Théâtre in Geneva, King Marke in Geneva, Gurnemanz (Parsifal) at the Staatstheater in Karlsruhe and Arkel (Pelléas et Mélisande) with Welsh National Opera in Hong Kong.