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AJ Glueckert

Tenor

AJ Glueckert
© Barbara Aumüller

AJ Glueckert is ready to thrill you again this season with Sinowi Ismailow in Lady Macbeth von Mzensk, Grigori Otrepjew in a new production of Boris Godunow, Herodes in Barrie Kosky's new Salome, which sadly had to shut after 3 performances last season due to corona, Skuratov in Aus einem Totenhaus / From the House of the Dead and Erik in Der fliegende Holländer / The Flying Dutchman, a role with which this American tenor made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Corona also put paid to his singing two new roles for the first time: the Kaiser in Die Frau ohne Schatten / The Woman without a Shadow at the Nationale Opera in Amsterdam and Lohengrin in a new production at the 2020 Tirol Summer Festival in Erl. His roles at Oper Frankfurt since he joined the ensemble have included Don José (Carmen), Edrisi (Szymanowski's Król Roger / King Roger), Count Vaudémont (Iolanta), Flamand (Capriccio), Lyonel (Flotow's Martha - available on CD - OehmsClassics) and Froh (Das Rheingold). He made his European debut in 2014/15 at Oper Frankfurt before joining the company, singing the Prince in Rusalka. Recent guest engagements have included Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos) at the Glyndebourne Festival and Opera Theatre of St. Louis and Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) at Santa Fe Opera, where he used to be a member of the Young Artist Program. He enjoys close ties to San Francisco Opera, as a former Adler Fellow and member of their Merola Opera Program, where he has sung Beadle Bamford (Sweeney Todd), Normanno (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Kunz Vogelsang (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg). He has also appeared at Pittsburgh Opera, Minnesota Opera and Opera Philadelphia. He graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and is a two time winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions regional competition.