Robert Künzli


Austrian Tenor, Robert Künzli was twicenominated by “Opernwelt” as “singer of the year” for his outstanding performances as the title role in Peter Grimes , and as Florestan in Fidelio at Staatsoper Hannover. Künzli recently debuted with the Netherlands Reisoper in Tristan and Isolde, and recent performances include Stolzing in die Meistersinger’s at the Bayerisches Staastoper Munich.

He appeared for the Grand Rapids Symphony in Mahler’s Symphony Nr. 8, in the Grant Park Festival in Chicago he performed the role as the Evangelist in Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln. Other engagements in the U.S.A include Beethoven’s Symphony Nr. 9 with the New York Philharmonic in Chicago, as Stolzing in die Meistersingers’s, at the Metropolitan Opera in NYC, as well as performed in Schubert’s Fierrabras at Carnegie Hall. In Canada he has appeared with the Canadian Opera Company as well as for Pacific Opera, Victoria. as Erik in der Fliegender Holländer. At the BBC proms in London U.K. and in Madrid he sang Aegisth in Elektra.

In his “home” opera house in Hannover, he has performed many other roles such as Luka Kuzmich in from the House of the Dead, Dionysus in die Bassariden, Canio in Pagliacci, Turriddu in Cavaleria Rusticana, Siegfried, in Siegfried and Götterdämerung, Loge in das Rheingold, title role in Tannhäuser, Laka in Jenufa, Hans in the Bartered Bride, Faust in Boitos Mefistofoles, Herodes in Salome, and Tritsan.

Future roles in Hannover include Alviano Silvago in Schrecker’s die Gezeichneten, and Mao in Nixon in China.

Further career highlights include Loge at the Semperoper in Dresden, Kalaf in Busonis Turandot und Fritz in Schreckers der Ferner Klang at Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, Spain ( which he also performed at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, and Berliner Staatsoper ), and Alwa in Lulu at the Vienna State Opera.

Credits also include guest performances with the Staatoper Stuttgart, Staatsoper Hamburg, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Savonlinna Summer Festival, Berwaldhallen in Stockholm, Sweden, Opera Bastiile and Garnier, Festival der Radio France in Montpellier and in Paris, Lyon and Nissay Opera in Tokyo Japan, to name a few.