Hans-Jürgen Lazar's roles at Oper Frankfurt this season include Monsieur Taupe in the first revival of last season's Capriccio and A Dubious Character in a new production of Schreker's Der ferne Klang / The Distant Sound. Last season he could be heard as Danieli (Les Vêpres siciliennes), 3rd SS Man (Weinberg's Die Passagierin/The (female) Passenger), the Drunk Prisoner in a new production of Aus einem Totenhaus/From the House of the Dead and Red Whiskers (Billy Budd). This tenor first joined the company in 1991, returning in 1996 after periods spent as a member of the companies in Hagen and Essen. Highlights in recent seasons included the 60+ Man in the world premiere of Eötvösʼ Der goldene Drache/The Golden Dragon, which he performed again, in this production, at the 2015 Bregenz Festival, A Waiter (Der Rosenkavalier), Tinca (Il trittico), Vítek (Die Sache Makropulos/The Makropoulos Case), Mime (Das Rheingold, available on CD & DVD - OehmsClassics), Theophilus (Pfitzner's Palestrina, conducted by Kirill Petrenko, available on CD - OehmsClassics), Gouverneur (Hartmann's Simplicius Simplicissimus), Bomelius (Die Zarenbraut/The Tsar's Bride), Ägisth (Elektra), Mucius in the world premiere of Glanert's Caligula (available on CD - OehmsClassics), Torquemada (Die spanische Stunde/L'Heure espagnol) and Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte). Guest engagements have included appearances at the Hamburg State Opera, the Volksoper in Vienna, the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and the Bayreuth and Salzburg festivals.