The baritone Dietrich Volle was a member of the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt from 2007/08 - 2020/21. He returned this season to sing a Soldier in Salome which is followed by Kromow in The Merry Widow and Fabrizio Vingradito in La gazza ladra / The Thieving Magpie. His many roles for the company included Mr. Gobineau in Menotti's The Medium a role in Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites, the Bitter Prisoner in Janáček's Aus einem Totenhaus / From the House of the Dead, Dr. Vigelius (Schreker's Der ferne Klang / The Distant Sound), Alkalde (La forza del destino), the Dottore (Trojahn's Enrico) and Doctor in Barber's Vanessa, Bartolo (Le nozze di Figaro), the Speaker (Die Zauberflöte), Dr. Kolenatý (Die Sache Makropulos / The Makropoulos Case), Music Teacher (Ariadne auf Naxos), Spencer Coyle (Britten's Owen Wingrave), Faninal (Der Rosenkavalier), Old Man (Reimann's Die Gespenstersonate / Ghost Sonata), Donner (Das Rheingold), Manz (Delius' Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe / A Village Romeo and Juliet), a Soldier (Salome) and Ctésippe (Fauré's Pénélope). Many of his performances have been caputured, live, on recordings by OehmsClassics. He also took part in the first ever performances in Frankfurt of Eötvös’ Angels in America (Roy Cohn) and the world premiere of Glanert's Caligula (Merea / Lepidus) – which was commissioned by Oper Frankfurt. He sang the title role in Berg's Wozzeck at the Mainfranken Theater in Würzburg in 2013, where he also took part in the world premiere of Michael Obst's Die andere Seite / The Other side.