Sören Richter

Sören Richter

Born in Chemnitz, Germany, the Tenor Sören Richter began his musical career at the age of eight years as a choirboy in the municipal boys choir of the little Saxon town Freiberg and afterwards as a member of the famous Dresdner Kreuzchor.

His first operatic appearance he made as one of the Three Boys in Mozart’s »Magic Flute« at Semperoper Dresden & Komische Oper Berlin and as Master Cheney in Matthias Pintscher’s contemporary opera »Thomas Chatterton« (Semperoper Dresden).

During his study times in opera and concert singing in Frankfurt am Main he participated in master classes with Helmut Deutsch, Angelika Kirchschlager, Tilman Lichdi Kurt Moll and Rudolf Piernay. In this period Sören Richter became a scholarship holder of Yehudi Menuhin’s Foundation Live Music Now and of Richard Wagner Scholarship Foundation Bayreuth. In 2014 he received the Rudolf-Mauersberger-Stipendium of the Dresdner Kreuzchor.

Besides his studies he already joined productions of Frankfurt Opera House, Cologne Opera House, State Theater Darmstadt, as well as Rheingau-Musik-Festival, Handel Festival Karlsruhe and several productions of Hessian state broadcasting corporation (HR).

As one of the awardees of the International Audition Competition of Schlossoper Haldenstein (Switzerland, 2009), he sung the role of Dancaïro in Bizets’ »Carmen« at the Tonhalle Zurich, conducted by Marcus Bosch. In the past seasons he sung the roles of Vicomte Cascada in »The merry widow« and Doktor Blind in »The Bat« at the Opera National de Lorraine Nancy as well as the Third Jew in Richard Strauss’ »Salome« at Monte Carlo Opera House. Furthermore he gave his role debuts as Basilio and Don Curzio in »Le nozze di Figaro« at Sommer Oper Bamberg and as Steersman in »The Flying Dutchman« at Theater Nordhausen.

A special artistic highlight was the rediscovered baroque opera »Sardanapalus« of Christian Ludwig Boxberg, where he interpreted the commedia dell’arte character of funny servant Atrax with big success. This production was also recorded on CD by the Swiss label Pan Classics.

Besides his music theater experiences Sören Richter is a reputable concert singer, working with conductors like Andreas Köhs, Rudolf Lutz, Ralf Otto, Helmuth Rilling and Michael Schneider. His repertoire spans a wide range from the early Baroque works of Monteverdi through Mozart, Haydn, Schubert and Mendelssohn until the compositions of the present. But first of all the young Tenor prefers the vocal works of Johann Sebastian Bach, whose Cantatas, Oratorios and Passions he interprets continuously with great delight. As a well-reputed ensemble singer too, he frequently works with Bachstiftung St. Gallen, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor, Collegium Vocale Gent and Ensemble Polyharmonique.