Dirk Aleschus

Bass / Bassbaritone

German bass Dirk Aleschus was born in Neubrandenburg , today‘s Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and studied voice with Marianne Fischer-Kupfer and during his first engagement at the Landestheater Innsbruck, also with Brigitte Fassbaender. In the last years he was intensively supervised by Kurt Moll.

In the 2014/2015 season he was highly successful as Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier at the Nationaltheater Weimar and as Fafner in Das Rheingold and Siegfried at the Staatstheater Dessau. In summer 2014 he was heard as Notar in Der Rosenkavalier, staged by Harry Kupfer and conducted by Franz Welser-Möst, at the Salzburger Festspiele, where he came back in summer 2015.

Recently he had big success as Eremit and Samiel in a np of Der Freischütz at the Royal Danish Opera Copenhagen and again as Baron Ochs in Weimar.

His plans include 2 new productions of Strauss´ Der Rosenkavalier as Baron Ochs at Teatro Municipal São Paulo and at Ópera de Colombia in Bogotá.

In the 2013/14 season he was heard as König in Franz Schrekers Der Schatzgräber at the renowned Brucknerfest in Linz, as Fafner in Siegfried and Das Rheingold in a new of Wagner‘s Ring des Nibelungen at the Anhaltisches Theater Dessau . As Daland in Wagner‘s Der fliegende Holländer at the Buryat State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Ulan-Ude and Gurnemanz (Parsifal) in Poznan, as well as in the roles of Hagen (Ring an einem Abend) and Fasolt (Das Rheingold) at the Neues Musiktheater am Volksgarten in Linz.

During 2011-12 Dirk Aleschus  was member of Landestheater Detmold, where he was heard as Bartolo (Nozze di Figaro), Fafner and Fasolt (Rheingold, Siegfried), Hunding (Die Walküre), Titurel (Parsifal) and Baculus in Der Wildschütz. 

He earned broader respect with his sensational success in his debut at the Vienna Volksoper in the 2009-10 season, where he performed the roles of the (female) cook in Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges and Mesner in Tosca. During the 2010-11 season he enjoyed tremendous success at the Theater of Ulm in the role of Fasolt in Rheingold and at the Zurich Opera House – not least for his performance as The Hermit.

His engagements have taken him to Cologne, Berlin, Danzig and St. Petersburg. He considers his greatest personal triumph his performance as van Bett in Lortzing’s comic opera Zar und Zimmermann in Bad Hersfeld, for which he was honored with the Opera Prize as well as the Audience Prize.

Mag. Leo Krischke

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