Baritone - Germany
Hubert Wild, a Baritone/Bass Baritone, is one of the most versatile singers of his generation and has performed more than 70 roles on stages across Germany and abroad.
He has sung the most prolific roles for his voice – Figaro, Don Magnifico and Dulcamara in Salzburg, Papageno in five different productions, Guglielmo in Montepulciano, Italy, Don Magnifico and Dulcamara in Salzburg.
He also performs Alto and Counterternor, singing among other roles Pompeo in Vivaldi’s Farance in Salzburg, and Orlofsky in G.F. Handel’s Passion in Berlin’s Philharmonie.
His vocal prowess allows him to perform many modern and experimental works which require a vast range. He won wide acclaim at the Berlin Staatsoper in Henzes El Cimarron, as well as at the Bern Opera as Adolf Woelfli in Per Nørgårds opera Der göttliche Tivoli, which was recorded on CD. He has also performed at Cottbus State Theater as Ludwig II in Siegfried Matthus’ Cosima.
At Karlsruhe State Theater he sang Wolfgang Rihms’ Auf Kolonos, and at Heidelberg Theater he sang Hans Zenders’ Chief Joseph und in Bregenz. He also performed in the inaugural production of Dangerous Liaisons by Markus Nigsch.
Roles have often been composed specifically for Hubert Wild, for example in the opera "Pine Cones Don’t Grow in Bags" at Heidelberg Theater, "Idilia" at Mainz Theater and "Helges Leben" at Bielefeld Opera by Mark Moebius or "18 Days" at the Landtheater Salzburg by Hossam Mahmud.
Due to his success as Falsacappa in Offenbach’s "Bandits" at the Bremen Theater he was invited to perform the role of Prinz Sternschnuppe , in Linke’s Operetta "Frau Luna" at the Berlin Volksbuehne in a production by Herbert Fritsch, with whom he has worked closely since.
Besides the opera repertoire, Hubert also focuses on the song and concert repertoire which has taken him to concert halls across Europe, the United States and Israel. He has performed Lieder in renowned chamber music festivals in Germany and abroad, appearing with pianists Graham Johnson, Charles Spencer, Christoph Eschenbach, Justus Frantz, Henning Lucius and Burkhard Kehring.
Hubert Wild was born in Karlsruhe and studied violin, piano and singing at the Karlsruhe conservatory. He later studied singing under Professor Rudolf Bautz at the Cologne/Aachen Music School, violin under Professor Herbert Höhne and piano under Vera Kucerova. At Berlin’s Unviersity of Arts he studied Lieder under Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau who included him in many of his masterclasses in Germany and abroad. He also attended masterclasses with Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson, Regina Resnik and Inge Bork.
Hubert has received numerous prizes and distinctions including at the International Song Festival Toti dal Monte in Treviso, Italy and at the International Robert Schumann competition in Zwickau.
He works at the Volksbühne Berlin as well as at the Berliner Ensemble as a voice and music coach for action. He has also worked in Salzburg and Haus Quillo in Uckermark as a singing coach and director with children in youth operas.
He has also taught at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg and the Akademie der Wissenschaften in Vienna.
Hubert Wild is represented by Ellison & Strømsholm.
Casa dei Mezzo Music Festival appearances: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011