Friedrich Hamel is a member of International Opera Studio at Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden from the 2022/23 season, where he is making his debut as Sarastro in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte in November and December 2023. In the spring of 2023, the young German bass will return to Brandenburger Theater to sing Dr. Cajus in Nicolai’s Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor. In November 2022, made his debut at Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin, singing Reinmar von Zweter in Wagner’s Tannhäuser.
In April 2022, Friedrich Hamel should have made his debut at Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin, singing 2. Bass and Kaiser von Mesopotanien in a new production of Zimmermann’s Der Schuhu und die fliegende Prinzessin, which was cancelled on short notice due to Covid-19. He has sung Death in Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis and Death in Holst’s Sāvitri in productions at the Hamburg University of Music. At the Hanover’s University of Music, Drama and Media, he has performed Truffaldin in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos (Truffaldin) and was starring in the title role of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro in February 2022.
As a concert soloist, Friedrich Hamel has sung Bach’s cantatas and is often casted in his St John Passion as well as St Matthew Passion. In addition, the German bass sings almost all representative repertoire in this field – from early to modern music. In January 2023, he was singing in Mendelssohn’s Elija accompanied by the Berliner Philharmoniker under the baton of Kirill Petrenko. Besides, he has sung under conductors including Marco Armiliato, Thomas Guggeis, Simon Rattle, Giedrė Šlekytė, Jean-Christophe Spinosi.
A dedicated recitalist, Friedrich Hamel has sung selected lieder, as well as the cycles of Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte, Martin’s Six Monologues from Jedermann, Schubert’s Winterreise and Schumann’s Dichterliebe.
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