Jochen Kupfer was born in Grimma / Saxony and received his  musical education at the Musikhochschule in Leipzig completing  his studies attending masterclasses of Aldo Baldin, Dietrich  Fischer-Dieskau and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. He is a prize winner of  several prestigious singing competitions. First engagement at the State Theatre Meiningen, followed by an  engagement as a company member of the Dresden State Opera for  serveral seasons. He had the opportunity to add to his repertoire  roles like Conte Almaviva / Le Nozze di Figaro, Papageno / Die  Zauberflöte, Guglielmo / Cosi fan tutte. In order to develop into a  more dramatic repertoire, Jochen Kupfer accepted an engagement  of the Nuremberg State Opera (roles like Jochanaan / Salome,  Faninal / Der Rosenkavalier, Orest / Elektra, Beckmesser / Die Meis-  tersinger von Nürnberg, Guillaume Tell / title role, Kurwenal /  Tristan und Isolde, Mandryka / Arabella, Gunther / Götterdämme-  rung, Wozzeck / title role, 2017 and Chorèbe / Les Troyens, 2017).  Guest appearances among others at the Berlin and Munich State  Operas, the Leipzig Opera and international festivals including the  Schleswig-Holstein, Montreux, Ravenna, Salzburg and Ils de France Festivals. Engagements include among others his debuts at the  New National Theatre Tokyo, at the Operá National du Rhin  Strasbourg (Tannhäuser / Wolfram) and at the Teatro Colón Buenos  Aires. Glyndebourne Festival, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg /  Beckmesser (2016).  Jochen Kupfer develops also an impressive concert career as a  Lied recitalist and as a soloist of the leading symphony orchestras  with appearances all over Europe, in Japan, Brazil, Hong Kong and  in the USA (New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco). He has  worked with important conductors including Kurt Masur, Giuseppe  Sinopoli, Philippe Herreweghe, Kent Nagano, Fabio Luisi, Rafael  Frühbeck de Burgos. TV appearances Arte, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg / Beck-  messer and CD recordings on the FARAO (Mozart-Requiem), BIS,  Channel Classics (Die schöne Müllerin), Meisterklang (Winterreise)  and DGG (Der Friedenstag) labels. Representation: General Management  /  Worldwide 
Jochen Kupfer