German tenor Endrik Wottrich sings Drum Major (Wozzeck) for The Royal Opera in the 2013/14 Season. Wottrich made his Royal Opera debut in the 2006/7 Season as Florestan (Fidelio). He returned to sing Florestan in 2011, and has also sung Erik (Der fliegende Holländer) for the Company.
Wottrich was born in Celle and studied singing and violin at Würzburg University and singing at the Juilliard School of Music. He made his operatic debut as Cassio (Otello) in 1992 in Wiesbaden, and was a member of Berlin State Opera 1993–9. Wottrich has a long association with the Bayreuth Festival, where he has sung David and Walther von Stolzing (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Froh (Das Rheingold), Erik (Der fliegende Holländer), Parsifal and Siegmund (Die Walküre).
Wottrich’s other Wagner roles have included Tannhäuser at La Scala, Milan, and Lohengrin in Wiesbaden and Tampere. Other major roles include Samson. He performs at most of the major German opera houses and at other leading opera houses in Europe, and has a strong connection with Mannheim Opera House, where he has recently sung Siegmund and Samson. He also performs in concert, in repertory including Verdi’s Requiem and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde. Wottrich teaches singing at Würzburg University.
Karita Mattila as Marie, Endrik Wottrich as Drum Major and Sebastian Wright as the Child in Wozzeck © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2013
Endrik Wottrich as Drum Major in Wozzeck © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2013
Karita Mattila as Marie and Endrik Wottrich as Drum Major in Wozzeck © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2013
Endrik Wottrich as Erik and Anja Kampe as Senta in Der fliegende Holländer © ROH / Mike Hoban 2011