KIRCH Daniel

  • Daniel Kirch starts as Tristan in a new production of Tristan und Isoldein Leipzig conducted by Ulf Schirmer in the 2019-20 season. In fall 2019 he performs for the first time Francisco Borgia in the revival of Ernst Krenek’s opea Karl Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich as well as Siegfried in both Siegfriedand Götterdämmerungin Ringcycles in Chemnitz. 

    2020 he will sing a new production of Parsifalconducted by Omer Meir Welber and staged by Graham Vick in Palermo, 2021 he will be Siegmund in Die Walküreat the New National Theatre in Tokyo.

    In spring 2019 he performed the title role in a new production Tannhäuserin Amsterdam conducted by Marc Albrecht and staged by Christof Loy, in summer he took over Stolzing in Die Meistersinger von Nürnbergconducted by Krill Petrenko in Munich.

    In fall 2018German tenor Daniel Kirch added two new part to his repertoire: He sang highly successful the role of Siegfried in new productions of both Siegfriedand Götterdämmerungin Chemnitz. Besides this he took over on short notice the part of Stolzing in Die Meistersinger von Nürnbergconducted by Kirill Petrenko in Munich and Florestan in Fidelioin a concert performance in Madrid and fully staged at Semperoper in Dresden.

    Highlights of recent seasons include Stolzing in Die Meistersinger von Nürnbergin Beijing, in Budapest conducted by Adam Fischer, in Karlsruhe conducted by Justin Brown, in Leipzig conducted by Ulf Schirmer and in Manchesger conducted by Sir Mark Elder; Severin in Weill’s Der Silberseein Warsaw, Fidelioand Parsifalin Stuttgart, Erik in Der fliegende Holländerin Barcelona, Tokyo and Warsaw, Tristan in Tristan und Isoldein Lyon conducted by Hartmut Haenchen, Der Fremde in concert performances of Korngold’s Das Wunder der Helianeat Vienna Volksoper,; the title role in Tannhäuserin Innsbruck and Leipzig, Siegmund in Die Walküreand the title role in Parsifalconducted by Ulf Schirmer in Leipzig, Fritz in Schreker’s Der ferne Klang in Graz.

    He sang Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxosin Beijing, Paul in Korngold’s Die tote Stadtin Nancy, Nantes and Angers, Florestan in Fidelioin Bergen and Hof, Lohengrinin Coburg, Nantes and Angers, Wagner’s Liebesverbotin Leipzig, Kaufmann in Rihm’s Jakob Lenzin Bologna as well as Jim Mahoney in Weill’s Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonnyin Essen and Leipzig. In 2010 Daniel Kirch gave his debut at Deutsche Oper Berlin as Karl von Valois in Walter Braunfels’Szenen aus dem Leben der heiligen Johanna– the last production of Christoph Schlingensief.

    2007 Daniel Kirch made his first step towards the “jugendlicher Heldentenor” singing Max in Weber’s Der Freischütz– first in concert performances in Warsaw followed by a fully staged production in Salzburg.

    He performed at Staatsoper Berlin, at Opernhaus Zürich, at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, at Semperoper Dresden, at Vienna Staatsoper/Burgtheater, at Oper Köln, at the festivals of Bregenz and Salzburg, at Theater Basel, at the Nederlandse Reisopera, at Oper Düsseldorf, at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, at the Gran Teatro Liceu in Barcelona as well as at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich.

    Daniel Kirch is also working with conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Michael Gielen, Eliahu Inbal, René Jacobs, Marek Janowski, Susanne Mälkki, Zubin Mehta, Markus Stenz, Christian Thielemann, Lothar Zagrosek, and with stage directors like Harry Kupfer, Michael Thalheimer, Robert Carsen, Andreas Homoki, Peter Konwitschny, Günter Krämer, Christof Loy and David Pountey.

    His concert activities include Beethoven’s Missa Solemnisand 9th symphony, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erdeand 8th symphony, Waldemar in Schönberg’s Gurre-Lieder, Schmidt’s Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln,Schumann’sFaust-Szenen, Zender’s adaption of Schubert’s Winterreise, Verdi’s Requiem, in Berlin, Dresden, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Den Haag, Paris, Warschau, Tel Aviv, Tokyo...

    As a song recitalist he performed Schumann’s Dichterliebein Berlin and Zürich, Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerinin Berlin, Cologne and Zurich, with other programs he guested at, mong others, Bad Kissinger Sommer.

    Daniel Kirch studied at the Hochschule für Musik of his hometown Cologne with Hans Sotin, as well as in Berlin with Irmgard Hartmann-Dressler. He also studied with James Wagner, Reiner Goldberg and Dennis O`Neill. Since a few years he is working with Jan-Hendrik Rootering. 

    He is an award winner of several voice competitions, among those the Bundeswettberwerb Gesang Berlin. 

    With the beginning of the 1997/98 season Harry Kupfer engaged him to the ensemble of Komische Oper Berlin, where he sang regularly – later as a guest – until 2004.

    Several of his productions are documented on CD or DVD for Capriccio, Wergo, HR, WDR, BR and Naxos.