Claudio Otelli


Claudio Otelli was born in Austria. Graduated from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Subsequently, he became a member of the Vienna State Opera. Master studies with Maestro Aldo Danieli. Present artistic collaboration with Prof. Heidrun Franz-Vetter.

He worked in a variety of places in Europe, such as: Munich, Bavarian State Opera - Orest (Elektra), Dresden, Semperoper - Mandryka (Arabella), Frankfurt - Schischkow (From the House of the Dead), Don Giovanni, Tonio (I Pagliacci), Scarpia (Tosca), Ryuji (Gogo No Eiko - Das verratene Meer), Milan, Teatro alla Scala - Gunther (Götterdämmerung), Toulouse - Gunther (Götterdämmerung), Naples, Teatro di San Carlo - Bluebeard (Bluebeard´s Castle), Stuttgart - Graf Tamare (Die Gezeichneten), Klingsor (Parsifal), Wozzeck  (Berg´s Wozzeck), Berlin, Komische Oper - Dr. Bloom (Neuwirth´s „American Lulu“) and Bremen - Hans Sachs (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Rigoletto, Wozzeck, Amfortas (Parsifal).

Guest appearances led him e.g. New York, Lincoln Center - Stolzius (B. A. Zimmermann´s „Die Soldaten“), to the Bregenz Festival - Scarpia (Tosca), the Ruhrtriennale Festival - Stolzius (Die Soldaten), the Santa Fe Opera - Jochanaan (Salome) - Tokyo, New National Theatre Tokyo - Dr. Schön (Lulu), to the Savonlinna Opera Festival - Schischkow (From the House of the Dead) and Rigoletto (Rigoletto), to Luzern and Luzern Festival - Nekrotzar (Ligeti´s Le Grand Macabre) and Falstaff (Falstaff), as well as to the Finnish National Opera Helsinki - Il Conte di Luna (Il Trovatore).

He worked together with directors such as Martin Kusej (Die Gezeichneten), Nicolas Brieger (Cardillac, Das verratene Meer, Jarell´s Galilee), David Pountney (Lulu, From the House of the Dead, Die Soldaten), Calixto Bieito (Lulu, From the House of the Dead, Parsifal), Benedikt von Peter (Meistersinger, Falstaff), Marco Storman (Parsifal, Rigoletto), Paul-Georg Dittrich (Wozzeck, La damnation de Faust), Joan Anton Rechi (il Trovatore).

Most recently, under the baton of Patrick Fournillier, he made his debut as Conte di Luna (Il Trovatore) at the Finnish National Opera.

Future engagements include a.o. Sharpless (Butterfly) at the Savonlinna Opera Festival, Don Pizarro (Fidelio) and Dr. Schön (Lulu) in Bremen and furthermore "Die Wohlgesinnten" by Hèctor Parra with Opera Ballet Vlaanderen.

Mag. Leo Krischke

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