Karl Huml


Currently resident in Vienna, Mr. Huml was, until 2012, contracted to the Wiener Volksoper, where he has performed Bartolo (Le Nozze di Figaro), Il Commendatore (Don Giovanni) and Quince (Midsummer Night’s Dream). Before that, he was engaged at the Cologne Opera Studio and later as a company member at the Cologne Opera and at the Bremen Theater, where he sang Ramfis, Sarastro, Colline, Don Basilio (Barbiere), Colatinus (The Rape of Lucretia), Ferrando (Trovatore), Frère Laurent (Roméo et Juliette), Timur (Turandot), Snug/Theseus (Midsummer Night’s Dream), Hermit (Freischütz), Der Tod (Kaiser von Atlantis) and the title role in Massenet‘s Don Quichotte.

Karl‘s recent engagements include the debut at the Salzburger Festspiele as Ortel in „Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg“, „Il Trovatore“ at the Wiener Festwochen, Héraut in „L’Amour des trois Oranges“ and Budd in „Albert Herring“ at the Maggio Musicale, Wagner in Gounod‘s „Faust“ at the Teatro Comunale in Florence, 5th Jew and 2nd Soldier in „Salome“ at the Theater an der Wien, Commendatore, Osmin and Alaskawolf Joe in Rostock as well as Bailli in „Werther“ in Klagenfurt, where he will return 2018 as the Police Chief in „Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk“.

Karl Huml‘s earlier engagements include roles at Opera Australia and the West Australian Opera, concerts with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, 5th Jew in Salome in Hamburg and Brisbane, Il Frate (Don Carlo) in Essen, Inigo Gomez in „L’heure Espagnole“ and Zuniga in „Carmen“ in Vienna, Sparafucile in Perth and a return to Bremen as Don Quichotte. He also sang Daland in „Der fliegende Höllander“ at London’s Barbican.

Karl Huml is the recipient of the Herald Sun Aria award (1995), the Dame Mabel Brookes Memorial Fellowship and the Metropolitan Opera Auditions Award (1999), winner of the 2000 German Operatic Award and was nominated for the 1998 Remy Martin Opera Australia Award. In 2000, he competed in the Metropolitan National Grand Finals in New York.

Equally at home on the concert plaform, Karl Huml’s credits include Mozart’s Requiem with the Sydney Symphony (2003), Kurt Weill’s „The Seven Deadly Sins“ with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with the Melbourne Chorale, Haydn’s „Mass in Time of War“ and Bruckner’s Te Deum for the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Society and Mozart’s Coronation Mass with the National Boys’ Choir.