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King Roger, 2008, Mariinsky Theatre, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 2008 © Clive Barda / ArenaPAL / Forum

Biography

Andrzej Dobber is one of the most recognised Polish opera singers in the world and the leading Verdi baritone of our times.

In the 2019/2020 season he will appear mainly at the Staatsoper Hamburg where he will sing the title parts in Der fliegende Holländer and Rigoletto, Iago in Otello, Klingsor in Parsifal as well as Don Pizarro in Fidelio and at the Semperoper Dresden where he will return to the part of Rigoletto and perform the title role in Nabucco, Scarpia in Tosca and Giorgio Germont in La traviata.

The list of prestigious theatres, where he is performing regularly includes such venues as: the Metropolitan Opera in New York, La Scala in Milan, Covent Garden in London, Viennese Staatsoper, Opéra Bastille in Paris or the Deutsche Oper in Berlin.

Out of the most significant parts performed by Andrzej Dobber it is worth to mention the title role in Rigoletto, which he has sang in Dresden, Leipzig, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Paris, Valenzia, Geneva, Zürich, Cincinnati, as well as at the Polish operas in Warsaw, Krakow, Wrocław, Poznań and Łódź. Baron Scarpia in Tosca is another important role in the artist’s oeuvre, a part which he has presented in Florence, Houston, at the Viennese Staatsoper as well as at numerous German Houses in Berlin and Dresden amongst others. Currently he ventures into the dramatic baritone parts such as Nabucco or Iago, he also performs an increasing number of Wagnerian parts, such as Wolfram in Tannhäuser, Amfortas in Parsifal or Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde.

Andrzej Dobber has collaborated with the world’s most renowned conductors, including: Roberto Abbado, Richard Armstrong, Daniel Barenboim, Gary Bertini, Semyon Bychkov, Sylvain Cambreling, Riccardo Chailly, Colin Davis, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Valerij Gergijev, Yakov Kreizberg, Władimir Jurowski, Kazushi Ono, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Roger Norrington, Arnold Oestmann, Kirill Petrenko, Helmuth Rilling, Carlo Rizzi, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Stefan Soltesz, Pinchas Steinberg, Simone Young, Christian Thielemann or Edo de Waart.

Andrzej Dobber gained his music education at the Vocal Department in the class of Professor Helena Łazarska, as well as at the Piano and Organs Department of the Krakow Music Academy. He has also completed the Meistersinger Conservatory in Nürnberg. He is a prize winner of prestigious vocal competitions such as Neue Stimmen in Gütersloh, Belvedere or ARD in Munich. He has been a member of the Jury of the International Adam Didur Opera Singers’ Competition in Bydgoszcz (2019) and the B. Paprocki Polish Vocal Competition (2019). In 2015, at the request of the Hamburg Opera, he received the title of Kammersänger, awarded to outstanding opera artists. 

Updated March 2020
∗ This biography can be edited only by Studio Kultura

Opera Repertoire

G. Bizet, Carmen, Escamillo
A. Borodin, Prince Igor, Prince Igor
W. Braunfels, Die Vögel, Wiedehopf
G. Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor, Enrico
P. Hindemith, Neues vom Tage, Eduard
L. Janáček, Věc Makropulos, Jaroslav Prus
R. Leoncavallo, Pagliacci, Tonio
P. Mascagni, Cavalleria rusticana, Alfio
W. A. Mozart, Don Giovanni, Don Giovanni
W. A. Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro, Count Almaviva
M. Mussorgsky, Chowanschtschina, Schaklowity
H. Pfitzner, Palestrina, Giovanni Morone
G. Puccini, La bohème, Marcello
G. Puccini, La fanciulla del West, Jack Race
G. Puccini, Madama Butterfly, Sharpless
G. Puccini, Manon Lescaut, Lescaut
G. Puccini, Tosca, Scarpia
N. Rimsky-Korsakov, The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya, Fyodor Poyarok
N. Rimsky-Korsakov, The Tsar's Bride, Grigory Gryaznoy
G. Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Figaro
G. Rossini, La Cenerentola, Dandini
R. Strauss, Ariadne auf Naxos, Musiklehrer
R. Strauss, Capriccio, Graf
R. Strauss, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Barak

R. Strauss, Elektra, Orest
R. Strauss, Salome, Jochanaan
K. Szymanowski, King Roger, King Roger
P. Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin, Eugene Onegin
P. Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades, Count Tomsky
G. Verdi, Aida, Amonasro
G. Verdi, Attila, Ezio
G. Verdi, Don Carlo, Rodrigo
G. Verdi, Due Foscari, Francesco Foscari
G. Verdi, Il trovatore, Count Luna
G. Verdi, La forza del destino, Don Carlo de Vargas
G. Verdi, La traviata, Giorgio Germont
G. Verdi, Luisa Miller, Miller
G. Verdi, Macbeth, Macbeth
G. Verdi, Nabucco, Nabucco
G. Verdi, Otello, Iago
G. Verdi, Rigoletto, Rigoletto
G. Verdi, Stiffelio, Stankar
G. Verdi, Simon Boccanegra, Simon Boccanegra
G. Verdi, Un ballo in maschera, Renato
R. Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer, Holländer
R. Wagner, Lohengrin, Heerrufer des Königs
R. Wagner, Parsifal, Amfortas
R. Wagner, Tannhäuser, Wolfram
R. Wagner, Tristan und Isolde, Kurwenal