Biography

Kay Stiefermann graduated summa cum laude from the Cologne University of Music in the class of KS Kurt Moll. Master classes with Monserat Caballe and Hans Hotter, among others, completed his training.

Kay Stiefermann’s first engagement was at the Hamburg State Opera from 1997. His repertoire includes roles such as Don Giovanni, Guglielmo and Don Alfonso (“Così fan tutte”), Conte Almaviva (“Le nozze di Figaro”), Onegin (“Eugene Onegine”), Danilo (“The Merry Widow”), Eisenstein ( “Die Fledermaus”), or Marcello (“La Bohème”). In recent years the baritone has sung more and more roles from the German subject, such as the Dutchman, Amfortas and Klingsor (“Parsifal”), Kurwenal (“Tristan und Isolde”), Simone (“Florentine tragedy”), Gyges (“King Kandaules “), Johanaan (” Salome “), Mandryka (” Arabella “) and Don Pizarro (” Fidelio „).

In 2015 Kay Stiefermann made his debut at the Bayreuth Festival in the new production of Tristan and Isolde under the direction of Christian Thielemann. Since then he has sung every year at the festival and has also worked in the new production of Tannhäuser 2019 as Biterolf.

He was also a guest at the State Opera and the Komische Oper Berlin, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, the Ruhrtriennale, the Lincoln Center Festival New York, the Teatro Regio Torino, the Teatro Massimo Palermo, the Volksoper Vienna, at the Opéra national du Rhin, or at the Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, and has worked with conductors such as D. Barenboim, B. de Billy, M. Albrecht, U. Schirmer, K. Petrenko, K. Nagano and V. Gergiev.

Another focus of his artistic work is the concert and oratorio area. The baritone performed at the BBC Proms, the Oregon Bach Festival, the Musikfest Stuttgart, the Bruckner Festival Linz, the Dresden Music Festival, and the Handel Festival in Halle, where he sang under the direction of H. Rilling, M. Creed, R. Huber, E. zu Guttenberg, M. Haselböck, Pierre Cao or P. Herreweghe and Christopher Hogwood.

Numerous radio broadcasts by WDR and BR as well as CD productions document the broad repertoire of the baritone.

Repertoire Opera

L. v. Beethoven

Fidelio

Pizarro

A. Berg

Wozzeck

Wozzeck

G. Bizet

Carmen

Escamillo | Morales

B. Britten

Peter Grimes

Balstrode

 

A midsumer Nights Dream

Bottom | Demetrius

 

The Rape of Lucretia

Junius

C.W.Gluck

Iphigénie en Tauride

Orest

E. Humperdinck

Hänsel und Gretel

Peter 

L. Janácek

Aus einem Totenhaus

Gorjantschikow

E. Krenek

Jonny spielt auf

Jonny

F. Lehar

Die lustige Witwe

Danilo

 

Der Graf von Luxembourg

Graf von Luxembourg

A. Lortzing

Zar und Zimmermann

Zar Peter 

J. Massenet

Werther

Albert

W.A. Mozart

Così fan tutte

Guglielmo | Don Alfonso

 

Le nozze di Figaro

Conte Almaviva

 

Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni

 

Zauberflöte

Papageno

 

Zaide

Allazim | Osmin

J. Offenbach

Les Contes d’Hoffmann

Lindorf, Coppelius, Mirakel, Dapertutto

G. Puccini

La Bohème

Marcello | Schaunard

 

Madama Butterfly

Sharpless

 

Turandot

Ping

G. Rossini

Il turco in Italia

Don Geronio

 

Il barbiere di Seviglia

Figaro

S. Sciarrino

Luci mie traditrici

Il Malaspina

F. Schreker

Der Schatzgräber

Vogt

R. Strauss

Elektra

Orest

 

Salome

Johanaan

 

Arabella

Mandryka

J. Strauß

Die Fledermaus

Eisenstein | Falke

K. Szymanowski

Król Roger

Roger

P.I. Tschaikowskij

Eugen Onegin

Onegin

V. Ullmann

Der Sturz des Antichrist

Der Techniker

G. Verdi

Un ballo in maschera

Renato

R. Wagner

Lohengrin

Heerrufer

 

Tannhäuser

Wolfram | Biterolf

 

Parsifal

Amfortas | Klingsor

 

Tristan und Isolde

Kurwenal

 

Der fliegende Holländer

Holländer

 

Das Rheingold

Alberich | Donner

 

Siegfried

Alberich

 

Götterdämmerung

Gunther | Alberich

E. Wellesz

Die Bakchantinnen

Dionysos

A. Zemlinsky

König Kandaules

Gyges

 

Eine florentinische Tragödie

Simone

B.A. Zimmermann

Die Soldaten

Mary

Repertoire Concert

J. S. Bach

Johannes-Passion

Arien | Jesus

 

Matthäus-Passion

Arien | Jesus

 

H-Moll Messe 

Bass

 

Weihnachtsoratorium

Bass

 

Magnificat

Bass

 

Kantate Nr. 82 Ich habe genug

Bass

C. Ph. E. Bach

Magnificat

Bass

L. v. Beethoven

9. Symphonie

Bass

 

Messe C-Dur

Bass

 

Missa solemnis

Bass

J. Brahms

Requiem

Bariton

B. Britten

War Requiem

Bariton

A. Dvorak

Stabat Mater

Bass

E. Elgar

The Dream of Gerontius

Priest | Angel of Agony

G. Fauré

Requiem

Bariton

G.F. Händel

Messiah

Bass

 

Acis und Galatea

Polyphem

J. Haydn

Die Schöpfung

Raphael | Adam

 

Die Jahreszeiten

Simon

A. Lortzing

Die Himmelfahrt Jesu Christi

Petrus | Johannes

F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Elias

Elias

 

Paulus

Paulus

 

Die erste Walpurgisnacht

Bariton

W. A. Mozart

Requiem

Bass

C. Orff

Carmina Burana

Bariton

W. Rihm

Deus Passus

Bariton

G. Rossini

Petite Messe Solennelle

Bass

F. Schubert

Messe in As-Dur

Bass

R. Schumann

Der Rose Pilgerfahrt

Bass

 

Des Sängers Fluch

Harfner

 

Vom Pagen und der Königstochter

Meermann

M. Tippett

A child of our time

Bass

G. Verdi

Messa da Requiem

Bass

E. ZeislRequiem EbraicoBariton