Eike Wilm Schulte

Eike Wilm Schulte

Since his debut as Alberich, at the Leipzig Opera in 2010, Eike Wilm Schulte has been much sought after, internationally, as Alberich. Other roles which continue to create worldwide demand for the artist include Telramund, Beckmesser, Klingsor, Don Fernando and the Musiklehrer in Ariadne auf Naxos.

Following his 1991 debut at the MET he has regularly returned singing the German dramatic and character baritone repertoire, as well as at the Vienna State Opera, at Covent Garden, La Scala di Milano, in Munich and Berlin, and in many other opera houses worldwide. He sang in 12 consecutive Bayreuth Festivals and has appeared in Salzburg’s summer and Easter festivals. His many other festival appearances range from the Wagner Festival in Osaka to the Bregenz and Munich Opera Festivals.

He has worked with stage directors such as Götz Friedrich, Harry Kupfer, Thomas Langhoff, August Everding, Dieter Dorn and Peter Stein and famous conductors, too numerous to list.

As a concert singer he is also very much in demand. The following are examples of his diverse concert engagements: The Europe Concert with Beethoven’s IX. Symphony 2000 at Berlin‘s Philharmonic Hall; the 50th Sony-anniversary concert in Tokyo with the Berlin Philharmonic under Claudio Abbado; the Millennium Concert 2000 in Rome under Giuseppe Sinopoli, broadcast by RAI; Mahler’s VIII. Symphony in Tanglewood/USA under James Levine for an enthusiastic audience of 16.000; and an open-air concert in Paris with the French National and Boston Symphony orchestras under Seiji Ozawa for an audience of 300.000.

This international career was preceded by ensemble contracts at the Hessische Staatstheater Wiesbaden, where since 1993 he is an honorary member, and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf. In 2008 he was awarded the Goethe Medal by the State of Hessen’s ministry of culture, the State’s most prestigious cultural award.

Eike Wilm Schulte’s discography includes the complete recordings of “Lohengrin”, “Die Schweigsame Frau” and “Daphne” (DECCA 2005), Mahler’s VIII. Symphony (EMI 1992), Beethoven’s IX. Symphony and Bruckner‘s 1st Mass (Deutsche Grammophon 2001).

In autumn 2010 Eike Wilm Schulte was honoured with the title Kammersänger, bestowed upon him by the Wiesbaden State Theatre.

He began his vocal training at the age of 19 with Josef Metternich at the University of Music in Cologne and graduated in only four years. His first engagement was at the opera studio of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, his first role being Sid in “Albert Herring”.

Ludwig van Beethoven – Fidelio – Don Pizarro
Bregenzer Festspiele, Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden, Teatro di San Carlo Napoli, Opéra municipal de Marseille, Los Angeles Opera, Hong Kong Philharmonic
Engelbert Humperdinck – Hänsel und Gretel – Besenbinder (Peter)
Staatsoper Hamburg, Staatsoper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper München, Royal Opera House Covent Garden London
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Die Zauberflöte – Sprecher
Metropolitan Opera New York, Bayerische Staatsoper München, Bregenzer Festspiele
Gioacchino Rossini – La Cenerentola – Alidoro
Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden, Bayerische Staatsoper München, San Francisco Opera
Richard Strauss – Ariadne auf Naxos – Der Musiklehrer
Bayerische Staatsoper München, Grand Théâtre du Genève, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf, Staatsoper Berlin, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Chicago Lyric Opera, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden
Richard Strauss – Die Frau ohne Schatten – Geisterbote
Teatro alla Scala Milano, Bayerische Staatsoper München, Grand Théâtre du Genève, Teatro Real Madrid
Richard Strauss – Der Rosenkavalier – Faninal
Bayerische Staatsoper München, Royal Opera House Covent Garden London, Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse, Teatro Arriaga de Bilbao, Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf, Staatsoper Hamburg, Oper Köln, Metropolitan Opera New York, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Giuseppe Verdi – La Traviata – Giorgio Germont
Internationale Maifestspiele Wiesbaden, Staatsoper Wien
Richard Wagner – Lohengrin – Heerrufer
Bayreuther Festspiele, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper München, Staatsoper Berlin, Oper Köln, Philharmonie Köln, Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden, Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf, Metropolitan Opera New York, La Fenice Venezia, Grand Théâtre du Genève, Los Angeles Opera, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Richard Wagner – Lohengrin – Friedrich von Telramund
Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper München, Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Staatsoper Hamburg
Richard Wagner – Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – Sixtus Beckmesser
Bayerische Staatsoper München, Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden, Staatsoper Berlin, Staatsoper Wien, Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Chicago Opera, Metropolitan Opera New York, L’opéra national de Paris, Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse, Royal Opera House Covent Garden London , Tokyo, Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Richard Wagner – Parsifal – Amfortas
Estonian National Opera Tallinn
Richard Wagner – Parsifal – Klingsor
Radio Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Richard Wagner – Das Rheingold – Alberich
Oper Leipzig, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (on tour with the Staatsoper Hamburg)
Richard Wagner – Rienzi – Paolo Orsini
Staatsoper Hamburg
Richard Wagner – Tristan und Isolde – Kurwenal
Deutsche Oper Berlin, Metropolitan Opera New York, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Valencia
Johann Sebastian Bach
Johannes Passion
Kantaten
Magnificat
Matthäus Passion
Weihnachtsoratorium
Ludwig van Beethoven
IX. Sinfonie
Christus am Ölberge
Der glorreiche Augenblick
Kantate zum Tode Josef II.
Hector Berlioz
L‘enfance du Christ
Johannes Brahms
Ein deutsches Requiem
Cesar Bresgen
Surrexit Dominus
Max Bruch
Frithjof-Sage
Peter Cornelius
Stabat Mater
Gaetano Donizetti
Messa di Gloria e Credo
Antonín Dvorák
Biblische Lieder
Te Deum
Hanns Eisler
Deutsche Sinfonie
Edvard Grieg
Landerkennung
Georg Friedrich Händel
Dettinger Tedeum
Johannes-Passion
Judas Maccabäus
Messias
Joseph Haydn
Missa Celensis
Missa di Gloria
Die Schöpfung
Arthur Honnegger
Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher
Zoltán Kodály
Háry János
Gustav Mahler
VIII. Sinfonie
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Elias
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Krönungsmesse
Requiem
Carl Orff
Carmina Burana
Franz Schmidt
Das Buch mit den sieben Siegeln
Arnold Schönberg
Gurre Lieder
Robert Schumann
Faust Szenen
Das Paradies und die Peri
Georg Philipp Telemann
Matthäus-Passion
Alexander von Zemlinsky
Lyrische Symphonie