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Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke



Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke in action.
Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke as Valzacchi in Der Rosenkavalier, The Royal Opera © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Catherine Ashmore

Austrian tenor Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke made his Royal Opera debut in the 2016/17 Season as Ivan (The Nose) and Valzacchi (Der Rosenkavalier).

Ablinger-Sperrhacke studied at the Musikhochschule in Vienna. He regularly sings for Glyndebourne Festival, his roles including Vašek (The Bartered Bride), Rev. Horace Adams (Peter Grimes), Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte), Arnalta (L’incoronazione di Poppea), Witch (Hänsel und Gretel), Dancing-Master (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Podestà (La finta giardiniera).

Engagements elsewhere include Monostatos for Paris Opéra and Dutch National Opera, Capito (Mathis der Maler) and Mime (Der Ring des Nibelungen) for Paris Opéra, Valzacchi for La Monnaie, Brussels, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and Metropolitan Opera, New York, Dr Caius (Falstaff) for Aix-en-Provence Festival, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Teatro Real, Madrid, Mime for Vienna State Opera, Semperoper Dresden, La Scala, Milan, Berlin State Opera, La Fenice, Venice, Stuttgart Opera and Bavarian State Opera, Regista (Un re in ascolto) for Frankfurt Opera, Herodes (Salome) for Vienna State Opera, Vienna Volksoper, Zürich Opera House, Opéra national du Rhin and Bavarian State Opera, Offenbach’s Bluebeard for Bregenz Festival, Aegisth (Elektra) for Opéra national du Rhin, Loge (Das Rheingold) for Opéra national du Rhin and Opera North, Pirzel (Die Soldaten) for Salzburg Festival and La Scala, Pollux (Die Liebe der Danae) for Salzubrg Festival, Captain (Wozzeck) for Opéra national de Lorraine, La Scala, Bavarian State Opera and Zürich Opera House, Prince/Manservant/Marquis (Lulu) for Bavarian State Opera and Berlin State Opera and Piet the Pot (Le Grand Macabre) for English National Opera.