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Oliver Zwarg

Musiklehrer (Ariadne auf Naxos)

Trained in Stuttgart, Oliver Zwarg has cultivated a special relationship with the opera of this city and has also perfomed in the Berlin, Dresden, Munich, Hamburg, Garmstadt, Chemnitz and Cologne operas, where he was a huge hit as Alberich in Siegfried, reprised at the Universal Exhibit in Shangaï in 2010. His repertoire includes the roles of Barak, Jochanaan and Orest from the operas of Richard Strauss, Amfortas, Kurwenal, Wotan and der Holländer from Wagner, Figaro, Leporello and Papageno from Mozart, Amonasro and Iago from Verdi, Wozzeck from Berg, Scarpia from Puccini and Golaud from Debussy, which led to several nominations as 2007 artist of the year by the magazine Opernwelt.

He has also graced the stages of operahouses in Barcelona, Madrid, Copenhagen, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille, Liège and Amsterdam, and at the Salzburg, Lucern, Edinburgh, Ludwigsburg, Budapest and Vienna Festivals. He has worked under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle, Daniele Gatti, Adam Fischer, Philippe Jordan, Lothar Zagrosek, Ingo Metzmacher, Markus Stenz and Paul McCreesh, and with directors Calixto Bieito, Stefan Herheim, Peter Konwitschny, Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Robert Carsen, Achim Freyer, Kasper Holten and Jossi Wieler.

At the Opéra de Lausanne: Herr Fluth in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (2014).