Bass-baritone Konstantin Wolff made his debut in 2005 at l'Opéra de Lyon as Mercurio in Monteverdi’s L'incoronazione di Poppea under William Christie's baton.

Since then he has been seen in Handel’s Rodelinda at Theater an der Wien (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) and in Bilbao (Alan Curtis), Handel’s Orlando at opera Zürich (W.Christie) and La Monnaie Bruxelles (René Jacobs), as well as at the Handel festival Göttingen under Nicholas McGegan.
After his first Mozart role in The magic flute (Sprecher) under R.Jacobs in Aix-en-Provence in 2009 he sang Cosi fan tutte (Don Alfonso) under Teodor Currentzis and Don Giovanni (Masetto) in Baden-Baden, and performed the title role in Le nozze di Figaro in Montpellier and Conte Almaviva at the Volksoper in Vienna.

In the past years he could also to be heard in Keiser’s Nebucadnezar, Telemann’s Damon, Cavalli’s La Calisto and Rossini’s Tancredi and was involved in modern and contemporary music, such as Gesualdo by Marc-André Dalbavie in Zürich, Frühlings Erwachen by Benoit Mernier in Bruxelles, and Britten’s A midsummer night’s dream (Snug) and Curlew river (The Abbot) in Lyon and Athens.

His concert repertoire includes the big oratorios of Handel and Bach, Haydn’s Die Schöpfung, Beethoven’s Symphony Nr. 9, Mendelssohn’s Paulus and Elias as well as the Requiems by Mozart, Brahms, Dvorak, Fauré and Hindemith, Mahler's Wunderhornlieder and Golgotha by Frank Martin.

Konstantin Wolff already had the pleasure to work with conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, René Jacobs, Jérémie Rohrer, Alan Curtis, Claudio Abbado, Sir Simon Rattle, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Marc Minkowsi, Teodor Currentzis, Nicolas McGegan, Riccardo Chailly, Manfred Honeck, Helmuth Rilling and Ton Koopman. Stage-directors he has worked with include Pierre Audi, Jens Daniel Herzog, Philipp Himmelmann, Philipp Harnoncourt, Stephen Lawless, Jean-Paul Scarpitta and Moshe Leiser & Patrice Caurier.

In recitals he performed in many places throughout Germany, France, Switzerland and Austria and was replacing Juliane Banse at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg in 2010. His first recital album “Victor Hugo en musique” with pianist Trung Sam was released in 2008 on Harmonia Mundi France.

Konstantin Wolff’s artistic work and development can be retraced in a colourful list of CD and DVD recordings including Mozart’s Magic flute with René Jacobs, Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium with conductor Riccardo Chailly (Decca) and Don Giovanni (Masetto) under Yannick Nézet-Séguin for Deutsche Grammophon.

His future engagements include Don Alfonso in a recording of Cosi fan Tutte with Teodor Currentzis, Haydn’s Schöpfung in Moskow, Beethoven’s Christus am Ölberg in Paris and the title role in Le nozze di Figaro with René Jacobs and Freiburger Barockorchester.

Konstantin Wolff studied with Prof. D. Litaker at the University of Music in Karlsruhe, Germany and won first prize in the Mendelssohn Competition Berlin in 2004.


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