Bio: Born 1973 in the USA, Corby Welch studied at the University of Minnesota with Lawrence Weller and completed his studies with Rudolf Piernay in Germany.
2003 Corby Welch became a member of the ensemble at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf where he started by singing the major roles for lyric tenor such as Belmonte / Entführung a. d. Serail, Tamino / Zauberflöte, Don Ottavio / Don Giovanni, Tito / La Clemenza di Tito and Prince / Rusalka
Since 2011 he has established himself as one of the promising new young dramatic tenors singing Erik/Der fliegende Holländer, Lohengrin, Siegmund/Walküre, Guido Bardi/ Florentinische Tragödie, Peter Grimes, Kaiser/ Frau ohne Schatten, Bacchus/ Ariadne auf Naxos and Matteo/ Arabella not only in Düsseldorf but also in different guest engagements in Weimar, Braunschweig, Linz, Liège and Geneva where he gave his debut as Loge in Rheingold. Recent highlights include his highly appraised performance as Lohengrin in a Gala Concert at Schloss Neuschwanstein and his debut with another prestigious dramatic part of his Fach: McTeague in William Bolcom’s opera oft the same name in Linz under Dennis Russel Davies.
Corby Welch is also sought after as concert singer. Specialties of his vast concert repertoire are in the works of Beethoven (9th Symphony and Missa Solemnis), Brittens’ War Requiem, Mahler Das Lied von der Erde as well as contemporary composers such as Krzysztof Penderecki, Sofia Gubaidulina and Wolfgang Rhim. In 2014 he was highly acclaimed for his appearance at Beethovenfest Warsaw with the tenor part of Christus am Ölberg and is invited back to Beethoven Easter Festival Warsaw in 2016 to not only perform Christus am Ölberg again but at the same evening Rossini’s Stabat Mater under the baton of Rolf Beck.
His concert and operatic engagements brought him in collaboration with conductors such as Kent Nagano, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Semyon Bychkov, Marek Janowski, Eije Oue, Michael Schoenwandt, John Mauceri, Zoltán Peskó, Helmuth Rilling, Thomas Hengelbrock, Frieder Bernius, Alessandro De Marchi, Daniel Reuss, Christoph Spering and orchestras and ensembles such as the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Hannover Radio Orchestra, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, Berlin Radio Orchestra (RSB), Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, International Bach Academy, RIAS Kammerchor, Balthasar- Neumann- Ensemble, Das Neue Orchester, Kammerchor Stuttgart and Tölzer Knabenchor.
His future plans include engagements as Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos), Erik (Der fliegende Holländer), Siegmund (Die Walküre), Loge (Das Rheingold) and Wozzek (Wozzek and Tambourmajor)
Last update: 2020-02-05 06:27:24 +00:00