Konstantin Wolff was born in 1978. He studied singing in Karlsruhe with Donald Litaker, and won the Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Prize in 2004. His concert repertoire includes the great oratorios of Bach, Handel (Messiah
), Haydn (The Creation
) and Mendelssohn (Paulus
), as well as Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
and the Requiems of Mozart and Fauré.
Konstantin Wolff appears regularly at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Cité de la Musique in Paris, the Barbican Centre, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Salzburg Festspielhaus, and the Berlin Philharmonie, under such conductors as Gerd Albrecht, Wolfgang Gönnenwein, Alun Francis, Sir Simon Rattle, Nicholas McGegan, and Alan Curtis.
In 2005 he made his debut at the Opéra de Lyon in the role of Mercurio (L’incoronazione di Poppea
) under the direction of William Christie, then took part in a tour of Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato
with Les Arts Florissants and in their academy for young singers ‘Le Jardin des Voix’.
More recently he has been heard in the Mozart arrangement of Handel’s Alexander’s Feast
with the Basel Chamber Orchestra in Montpellier and at the Rheingau Musikfestival, and in the Mozart Short Cuts
project directed by Macha Makeïeff and Jérôme Deschamps on tour in France and Luxembourg. He made his debut at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels in a new opera by Benoît Mernier, Frühlingserwachen
. He then returned to Lyon to sing Masetto and Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream
and Curlew River
. In September 2007, he was Zoroastro in Handel’s Orlando