The Munich born and raised tenor Vincent Wolfsteiner studied at New England Conservatory with William Cotton and made his debut as Rodolfo/La Bohème at Grantite State Opera, followed by engagements including roles, such as Don José/Carmen, Turiddu/Cavalleria rusticana, Coraddo/Il Corsaro and Canio/Pagliacci in Massachussets, New York, Florida and New Hampshire.

He started his european career as member of the ensemble at Volkstheater Rostock,  later adding guestings at State Opera Hannover, Komische Oper Berlin, Staatstheater Darmstadt, Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, as well as the Opera Festival Heidenheim. At these institutions he took on roles like Siegmund/Die Walküre, Florestan/Fidelio, Aegisth/Elektra, Bacchus/Ariadne auf Naxos, Geharnischter/Die Zauberflöte, Piccolomini in Weinberger’s Wallenstein, Officer in Hindemith’s Cardillac, as well as Carlo Santos in Weill’s Der Kuhhandel.

Following two seasons (2012-14) as a permanent member of the ensemble at Staatstheater Nuremberg, Vincent Wolfsteiner became a member of the ensemble at Opera Frankfurt, debuting in the title role of Verdi’s Otello. Since then, he performed all major tenor roles in Wagner’s Ring cycle, the title roles Tristan und Isolde, Lohengrin, Peter Grimes and Andrea Chénier, Erik/Der fliegende Holländer, Calaf/Turandot and the title role in Tristan in a new production under the direction of Sebastian Weigle. 

Vincent Wolfsteiner is also active as a concert singer. His repertoire includes key works, such as Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Symphony No 9, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Die erste Walpurgisnacht, Schumann’s Faust Szenen, Schönberg`s Gurrelieder as well as Mahler’s Symphony No 8 and Das Lied von der Erde.

Vincent Wolfsteiner collaborated with conductors like Daniel Barenboim,  Thomas Guggeis, Sebastian Weigle, Constantin Trinks, Cornelius Meister, Jakub Hrůša, Henrik Nánási, Cristian Mandeal, Stefan Blunier, Lothar Zagrosek and Steven Sloane, as well as with directors like Christof Loy, Keith Warner, Barrie Kosky, Calixto Bieito, Claus Guth and Frank Hilbrich. 

Among the highlights of recent years are his debuts as Herodes/Salome at the Staatsoper Wien, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, and Lohengrin at the Tokyo Spring Festival. Additionally, he returned to the Bayerische Staatsoper with Penderecki's "The Devil of Loudon" and was also heard as Tannhäuser at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Sergei/Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at the Staatsoper Hamburg, Siegmund and Siegfried in concert version with Marek Janowski and the Dresden Philharmonic, as well as both Siegfrieds in Erl in a new production by Brigitte Fassbaender.

In the upcoming 2023/24 season, he will be heard as the Emperor in Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Opéra de Lyon. Furthermore he will return to Tokyo, where he will sing at a Wagner Gala. He will also participate in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at the Staatsoper Hamburg, where he will take on the role of Sergej.


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Giordano Andrea Chénier Andrea Chénier
Hindemith Cardillac Offizier
Janacek Jenufa Laca
Krenek Der Diktator Der Offizier
Leoncavallo I Pagliacci Canio
Mozart Die Zauberflöte 1. Geharnischter
Prokofiev The Love for Three Oranges Prince
Puccini Il Tabarro Luigi
  La Bohème Rodolfo
  Manon Lescaut Des Grieux
  Turandot Calaf
Strauß, J. Wiener Blut Graf Zedlau
Strauss, R. Ariadne auf Naxos Tenor/Bacchus
  Elektra Aegisth
Verdi Otello Otello
  Stiffelio Raffaele
Wagner Das Rheingold Loge
  Der fliegende Holländer Erik
  Die Walküre Siegmund
  Götterdämmerung Siegfried
  Lohengrin Lohengrin
  Siegfried Siegfried
  Tristan und Isolde Tristan
Weber Der Freischütz Max
Weill Der Kuhhandel Juan Santos
Weinberger Wallenstein Max Piccolomini


Welcomed guest at the Spring Festival in Tokyo
Great tasks await Vincent Wolfsteiner at this years Spring Festival in Tokyo, where he will be a guest once again.
Together with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marek Janowski and alongside Markus Eiche and Elena Pankratova, he will be performing the roles of Loge, Siegmund and Siegfried in various excerpts from the Ring.
Later in the festival, Vincent Wolfsteiner will perform Bruckner's Mass in F minor, in which he will take on the tenor role under the direction of Lothar Koenigs and alongside soloists Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, Okka von der Damerau and Ain Anger, accompanied by the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.
After his return, one can look forward to captivating performances at the Staatsoper Hamburg, where Vincent Wolfsteiner will take on the role of Zinovij in a revival of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk under the direction of Kent Nagano from May the 12th 2024.

Two pillars in INO's new Salome
Get ready for a thriller when Strauss’ action-packed opera shocker comes to Ireland!
Freshly staged by Bruno Ravella and conducted by Fergus Sheil, Irish National Opera’s "Salome" can first be experienced in a concert performance on March 3rd, 2024 at the Wexford National Opera House, followed by three further staged performances at Dublin’s Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on March 12/14/16.

Embodying the main roles are two experts in the task; Vincent Wolfsteiner as the lustful king Herodes, and Tómas Tómasson as the condemned prophet Jochanaan. The title role is sung by Sinéad Campbell Wallace.


RING / Dresdner Philharmonie / 17.10.2022 / 

"Vincent Wolfsteiner war hochkonzentriert an der Gewaltpartie des Siegfried gegangen" 

Tristan und Isolde / Oper Frankfurt / 20.01.20 /

"stimmlich und bei der Artikulationsgenuigkeit blieben keine Wünsche offen" 

Tristan und Isolde / Oper Frankfurt / 20.01.20 /

"steigerte sich in Stimme und Ausdruck von Akt zu Akt" 

Salome / Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin / 06.12.19 /

"His high, pleasant tenor easily managed the part, for a fully satisfying performance." 

Aus einem Totenhaus / Oper Frankfurt / 03.04.18 /

"macht ihn auf dämonische Weise plastisch" 

Tristan und Isolde / Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin / 04.03.18 /

"Wolfsteiner spielt und singt um sein Leben" 

Tristan und Isolde / Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin / 04.03.18 /

"sehr schöne Stimme [...] warmes, rundes Klangbild" 

Tristan und Isolde / Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin / 03.03.18 /

"trumpfte mit unermüdlichen Stimmfontänen auf [...] Großartig!" 

Aus einem Totenhaus / Oper Frankfurt / 03.04.18 / Allgemeine Zeitung

"ein hauseigenes Ensemble, in dem [...] Vincent Wolfsteiner als Filka Morozov Herausragendes leiste[t]" 

Peter Grimes / Oper Frankfurt / 10.10.17 /

"Allen voran überzeugt Vincent Wolfsteiner" 

Peter Grimes / Oper Frankfurt / 10.10.17 /

"lyrische Intensität [...] inbrünstige Wirkung" 

Peter Grimes / Oper Frankfurt / 09.10.17 /

"offered a strong role debut" 

Peter Grimes / Oper Frankfurt / 08.10.17 /

"Zu Recht erhielt er [...] einhelligen Beifall" 
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