Uwe Schenker-Primus

Vita

Uwe Schenker-PrimusUwe Schenker-Primus was born in Rosenheim, Bavaria in 1974 and completed his vocal studies in Würzburg in 2006. He then acquired a grant from the Wagner Society and won prizes in several competitions.

His concert and oratorio repertoire ranges from Monteverdi and Bach through Mendelssohn and Orff to contemporary music and includes several premieres. In the field of Lieder his speciality is performing the works of Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Hans Pfitzner; since 2011 he has been recording Korngoldʼs entire works with the pianist Klaus Simon for the Naxos label.

From 2005 to 2009 Uwe Schenker-Primus was a permanent ensemble member of the Mainfrankentheater in Würzburg, where he took roles such as Valentin (FAUST), Guglielmo (COSÌ FAN TUTTE), Peter Besenbinder (HANSEL AND GRETEL), Wolfram (TANNHÄUSER) and Papageno (THE MAGIC FLUTE). Since the 2009/10 season he has been a permanent ensemble member with the Deutsches Nationaltheater in Weimar where his roles have included the Count in DER WILDSCHÜTZ and THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, the title role in DON GIOVANNI, Speaker (THE MAGIC FLUTE), Onegin (EUGENE ONEGIN), Danilo (THE MERRY WIDOW), Valentin (FAUST), Germont (LA TRAVIATA), Falke (DIE FLEDERMAUS), Pangloss (CANDIDE), Peter Besenbinder (HANSEL AND GRETEL), Sharpless (MADAMA BUTTERFLY), Marcello (LA BOHÈME), Faninal (DER ROSENKAVALIER), Le Bailli (WERTHER), Kingʼs Herald (LOHENGRIN) and the title role in Verdiʼs FALSTAFF.

To date, the baritone has accepted invitations to guest at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin (Le Bailli), at the Komische Oper Berlin (Falke), the Musikalische Komödie in Leipzig (Tsar), the State Theatre in Darmstadt (Danilo) and several times at the State Theatre in Bremerhaven and the Mainfrankentheater in Würzburg (Danilo, Kurwenal in TRISTAN UND ISOLDE, Falke in DIE FLEDERMAUS). In the summer of 2014 Uwe Schenker-Primus was Tevye the Milkman in ANATEVKA at the Eutin Music Festival. In 2015 und 2016 he took the role of the Old Robber Woman in THE SNOW QUEEN at Esterházy Castle, and gave his acclaimed role debut as Dulcamara at the Oper im Steinbruch (St. Margarethen, Austria) in DER LIEBESTRANK.

2017-09-01

Repertoire
Beethoven FIDELIO Don Fernando
Bernstein CANDIDE Maximilian, Pangloss
Donizetti VIVA LA MAMA Komponist
L´ELISIR D´AMORE Dulcamara
Gounod FAUST Valentin
Humperdinck HÄNSEL UND GRETEL Peter Besenbinder
Kálmán DIE CZARDASFÜRSTIN Feri 
Leoncavallo PAGLIACCI Silvio
Lortzing DER WILDSCHÜTZ Graf von Eberbach
ZAR UND ZIMMERMANN Zar
Marschner DER VAMPYR Sir Berkley 
Mozart LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Figaro, Graf Almaviva
DON GIOVANNI Don Giovanni
DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE Papageno, Sprecher  
COSÌ FAN TUTTE Guglielmo (dt.)
LA FINTA GIARDINIERA Nardo (dt.)
Offenbach ORPHEUS IN DER UNTERWELT Jupiter (dt.)
Porter KISS ME KATE Gremio (dt.)
Puccini LA BOHÉME Shaunard
TOSCA Sagrestano
TURANDOT Ping
MADAMA BUTTERFLY Sharpless
Rossini IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA Dr. Bartolo
L´ITALIANA IN ALGERI Mustafa
Strauß DIE FLEDERMAUS Falke
WIENER BLUT Fürst Ypsheim
Trojahn LIMONEN AUS SIZILIEN Alberto, Ferdinando, Antonio
Tschaikowsky EUGEN ONEGIN Eugen Onegin
Verdi LA TRAVIATA Germont 
FALSTAFF Sir John Falstaff , Ford
Wagner TANNHÄUSER Wolfram
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE Kurwenal
LOHENGRIN Heerrufer
Weber DER FREISCHÜTZ Ottokar 
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