BiographyEndrik Wottrich studied the violin and singing in Würzburg and was able to continue his development in singing at the prestigious Juilliard- School in New York because of a grant from the German Academic Foundation.
After his stage debut at the State Theatre in Wiesbaden as Cassio and during his engagement at the Staatsoper Berlin from 1993 to 1999, he gave his debuts at the Carnegie Hall, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt and at the Bayreuther Festspiele as the Young Sailor in Tristan und Isolde and as David in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in 1996. Wottrich returned to the green hill not only for these roles, he also took over the roles of Walther von Stolzing, Erik and Parsifal.
Endrik Wottrich succeeded at the major opera houses around the world such as the Semperoper in Dresden, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan as Tannhäuser, at Covent Garden as Florestan in 2007, and in the role of the drum major at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and in Tokyo. He also gave guest performances in Vienna, Tampere and Israel and regularly gave concerts with the most notable orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonics, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Vienna Philharmonics. He worked with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Philippe Herreweghe, Riccardo Muti, and Christian Thielemann.
Besides being a singer and taking part in various recordings, Endrik Wottrich is a professor of singing at the Academy of Music in Würzburg since 2002.
A definite highlight of the recent past was his role of the drum major in a concert version of Wozzeck at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Current and future projects include Siegmund in the Walküre, conducted by Marc Minkowski in Poznan, as well as engagements in Berlin, Leipzig, and Mannheim.
In 2017, Endrik Wottrich will also be performing at the Volksoper Wien in La Wally (Alfredo Catalani) and at the Oper Leipzig in Salome (Richard Strauss).
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|Beethoven||Symphony no. 9|
|Mahler||Das Lied von der Erde|
|Leonore oder die eheliche Liebe||Florestan|
|Braunfels||Der Traum ein Leben||Rustan|
|Catalani||La Wally||Guiseppe Hagenbach|
|Haydn||L' isola disabitata||Gernando|
|Kienzl||Der Evangelimann||Mathias Freudhofer|
|Korngold||Der Ring des Polykrates||Wilhelm Arndt|
|Lortzing||Zar und Zimmermann||Chateauneuf|
|Saint-Saëns||Samson et Dalila||Samson|
|Verdi||Don Carlo||Don Carlo|
|I due Foscari||Jacopo Foscari|
|La traviata||Alfredo Germont|
|Der fliegende Holländer||Erik|
|Die Meistersinger v. Nürnberg||David|
|Walther von Stolzing|
|Walther von der Vogelweide|
|Tristan und Isolde||Junger Seemann|
With great dismay we have learned of the sudden death of Endrik Wottrich, who passed away completely unexpectedly in his Berlin apartment on April 26th 2017.
The Celle-born Endrik Wottrich made his debut in 1992 at Staatstheater Wiesbaden followed by years in the ensemble at Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin. He was a constant on the green hill of Bayreuth and has performed at the great opera houses and worked with the most renowned orchestras and conductors, enthusing audiences worldwide.
In quiet remembrance we bid farewell to a great artist.
Boris Orlob and Natascha van Randenborgh