Torsten Kerl


German singer Torsten Kerl is one of the most sought-after Helden-tenors in the world. He performs at the great international opera-houses and concert-halls, i.e. Wiener Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Staatsoper München, Staatsoper Hamburg, Semperoper Dresden, Metropolitan Opera New York, San Francisco Opera, Royal Opera Covent Garden London, Scala di Milano, New National Tokyo Opera, Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, Gran Teatro del Liceo Barcelona, Palau de les Arts Valencia, Opera National de Paris (Bastille), Châtelet Paris, Opera du Lyon, Teatro Carlo Felice Genova, Den Norske Opera Oslo, Kungliga Operan Stockholm, Opera de Munt Brussels, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

After his distinguished orchestral career as Principal Oboe Torsten Kerl very quickly became a successful singer. In 2000 he won a "grammy award“ for „best international opera recording of the year“.

The artist is frequently being invited by international festivals, such as the Bayreuth and Salzburg Festivals, the Edinburgh and Glyndebourne Festival and the Festival in Savonlinna in Finland.

He regularly works with major orchestras: Wiener Philharmoniker, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphonic Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchester, Orchestre de Radio France, Dresdener Staatskapelle, Accademia di Santa Cecilia di Roma and others.

His repertoire especially focuses on the German Fach. Torsten Kerl belongs to the few tenors worldwide who regularly perform all great Wagner parts.

Among the other important roles of his repertoire are Max (Freischütz), Paul (Tote Stadt), Florestan (Fidelio), Pedro (Tiefland), Kaiser (Frau ohne Schatten), Don José (Carmen), Samson (Samson et Dalila), Otello (Otello), Grigori (Boris Godunov), Hermann (Pique Dame), Dick Johnson (Fanciulla del West), just to name a few.


Wozzeck ( The Drum Major )
Alban Berg