Friedrich Hamel is a member of the International Opera Studio at Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden since the 2022/23 season and performed Zweiter Geharnischter in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Zweiter Soldat in Strauss’ Salome, and Reinmer von Zweter in Wagner’s Tannhäuser. The season 2023/24 will see his debut as Sarastro in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.
In 2022, the young German bass performed in Brandenburger Theater‘s new production of Nicolai’s Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, followed by his debut as Reinmar von Zweter in Wagner’s Tannhäuser at Mecklenburgische Staatstheater in Schwerin. In opera productions at the Hanover’s University of Music, Drama and Media, he has performed Truffaldin in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos and made his acclaimed debut in the title role of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro in 2022. At Hamburg University of Music, Friedrich Hamel has sung Death in Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis and Death in Holst’s Sāvitri.
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, including Haydn’s The Creation, Mozart’s Requiem. In 2023, he was a chorus soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah under the baton of Kirill Petrenko, accompanied by Berliner Philharmoniker.
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. In February 2024, he will co-perform a recital at Berlin’s Staatsoper. Friedrich Hamel has sung under the baton of conductors including Marco Armiliato, Thomas Guggeis, Gàbor Káli, Maxime Pascal , Kiril Petrenko, Simon Rattle, François-Xavier Roth, Daniele Rustioni, Giedrė Šlekytė, and Sebastian Weigle – accompanied by orchestras including Berliner Philharmoniker, Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle, Staatskapelle Berlin.
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