Lothar Odinius


Tenor Lothar Odinius, a native of Aachen, studied voice with Anke Eg-gers in Berlin and took part in master classes with Ingrid Bjoner, Alfredo Kraus, and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. He made his first stage appearances between 1995 and 1997 as a member of the ensemble of the Staatstheater Braunschweig and was soon engaged by companies abroad as well, including Zurich Opera, where he played the male title role in Schubert’s Alfonso und Estrella under Nikolaus Harnoncourt; Paris Opera, where he made his debut in Mozart’s Idomeneo; the Royal Opera in Copenhagen, where he appeared in Kurt Weill’s The Flight of Lindbergh; and the Glyndebourne Festival, which cast him as Tamino in The Magic Flute in 2008. In 2010 Odinius made his debut at the Royal Opera House in London in a production of Agostino Steffani’s Niobe directed by Thomas Hengelbrock, and 2011 saw his first appearance at the Bayreuth Festival as part of the new production of Tannhäuser. Odinius devotes much attention to the concert repertoire, whether performing the Evangelist in J.S. Bach’s oratorios or appearing as tenor soloist in choral and orchestral works from the baroque up to the present, collaborating with such conductors as Ádám Fischer, Enoch zu Guttenberg, Emmanuelle Haïm, Philippe Herreweghe, Neville Marriner, Helmuth Rilling, Bruno Weil, and Franz Welser-Möst. Ordinius also performs regularly with András Schiff. He is committed to lieder performances and has given recitals at the Beethoven Festival in Bonn and the Herrenchiemsee Festival, as well as in Cologne and Basel. His discography encompasses works from Bach and Handel to Franz Schmidt’s The Book with Seven Seals.

March 2012