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Jochen Schmeckenbecher



German baritone Jochen Schmeckenbecher made his Royal Opera debut in 2012 as Alberich (Siegfried) and has since returned to sing Herr von Faninal (Der Rosenkavalier).

Schmeckenbecher was born in Hockenheim and trained at the Cologne Hochschule für Musik with Kurt Moll. He began his career with Theater Hagen and Komische Oper Berlin and now sings for companies around the world.

Engagements include Alberich (Der Ring des Nibelungen) for Vienna State Opera, Frankfurt Opera, Berlin State Opera, Liceu, Barcelona, Leipzig Opera and with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Berlin Philharmonie, Kurwenal (Tristan und Isolde) for Paris Opéra, Vienna State Opera, Amsterdam Concertgebouw and in Lyon, Amfortas (Parsifal) for Frankfurt Opera and Teatro Regio, Turin, Klingsor (Parsifal) for Berlin State Opera and Hamburg State Opera, Dr Kolenatý (The Makropulos Affair) for Salzburg Festival and Paris Opéra, Pizarro (Fidelio) for Semperoper Dresden and Vienna State Opera, the four villains (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) for Vienna Volksoper, Wozzeck for Liceu, Teatro Real, Madrid and Hamburg State Opera, Dr Schön (Lulu) for Hamburg State Opera, Music-Master (Ariadne auf Naxos) for Vienna State Opera, Berlin State Opera, Paris Opéra, Dresden Semperoper, La Scala, Milan, Theater an der Wien and the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Faninal for Berlin State Opera, San Francisco Opera, Vienna State Opera and Stuttgart Opera, Orest (Elektra) at the Gulbenkian, Lisbon, and Fiddler (Königskinder) at the Laeiszhalle Hamburg.