Born in Riesa (Germany) and now living in Bern (Switzerland) Wolf H. Latzel firstly enrolled in history and philosophy but soon discovered that his interest for music was considerably larger than for humanities.

Therefore he started studying singing at the Robert Schumann Conservatorium in Düsseldorf under the Kammersänger Professor Peter Christoph Runge with whom he remained until the completion of his studies. Master classes including ones with Brigitte Fassbaender, Sylvia Geszty, Ursula Füri and Krisztina Laki complemented his studies.

His first engagements took him to the the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf, the Bühnen Wuppertal, the Allee-Theater in Hamburg, the Theater Dortmund and to the Festival Theater in Baden-Baden.

His wide range of roles encompasses Mozart’s Papageno (The Magic Flute), Count Almaviva in (The Marriage of Figaro), Leporello (Don Giovanni), Falke (Die Fledermaus), Danilo (The Merry Widdow), Pluto (Orpheus in the Underworld), Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky, Faust by Rihm, Henry Higgins (My Fair Lady) and Kurwenal (Tristan und Isolde)

In addition to his commitments to stage productions he has also worked extensively as a concert singer singing not only cantatas and masses but also oratorios including Haydn’s The Creation, Mendelssohns’  Elijah and Handel’s Messiah.

He is equally at home with contemporary music having performed several world premières.


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