Karl Huml


Karl Huml was born in Melbourne, Australia. He studied singing at the Victorian College of the
Arts with Rosamund Illing as well as in New York with Ruth Falcon. After finishing his studies with
a diploma in Opera, he was engaged at Opera Australia in Sydney, where he sang in many
productions including La traviata, Billy Budd, Romeo et Juliette, and his first important roles – Il
Frate in Don Carlos and Basilio in Il Barbiere di Sevilla.

As the winner of the German Operatic Award, Karl became a member of the Cologne Opera
Young Artists programme and was heard in Rigoletto, L’amour des trois Oranges, Semele and
others. Upon finishing the programme, he was engaged in Bremen, where he sang roles such as
Ramfis, Sarastro, Colline, Don Basilio, Ferrando, Timur, Eremit and the title role in Don Quichotte.
His next engagement led him to the Volksoper in Vienna, where he was heard as Sarastro, Timur,
Il Commendatore, Eremit, Don Basilio, Sparafucile, Crespel, Don Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro and many others.

Karl has performed in many important opera houses around the world such as: Opera Australia
in Sydney as Sarastro; Perth and Melbourne as Sparafucile in The Seven Deadly Sins; Bremen as
Don Quichotte; Staatsoper Hamburg in Salome; Theater Essen in Don Carlo; Rostock in Don
Giovanni, Ermione and Mahagonny; Naples and Florence in Italy. He has also guested at the
Volksoper Vienna, Linz and Klagenfurt in Austria; Biel in Switzerland for Der Kaiser von Atlantis
and in the UK as Daland at the Barbican Center in London. Some of his most recent engagements
include: Faust at Opera di Firenze; Entführung aus dem Serail (Osmin) in Rostock; Werther (Balli)
in Klagenfurt and his first Filippo II at the Opera pa Skaret in Sweden. In the 2018/19 season Karl
will guest as Sarastro at the Teatro Bellini in Catania and the Opera pa Skaret in Sweden, and as
Wurm (Luisa Miller) in Detmold. He will also perform in Klagenfurt’s production of Koma by
Georg Friedrich Haas. In the following season Karl will appear in Angels in America in Vienna and
as The King in Cendrillon in Klagenfurt.

He has made guest appearances at major opera festivals, such as: Wiener Festwochen (Il
Trovatore); Salzburger Festspiele (Die Meistersinger von Nuremberg); Berlin Seefestspiel
(Sarastro in The Magic Flute); St Margarethen Festspiele (Rigoletto) as well as twice to Maggio
Musicale Fiorentino in Florence, where he was recently heard in the new productions of L’amour
des trois Oranges and Albert Herring.

As a concert singer, Karl has performed, among others: Mozart’s Requiem in Sydney; Mozart’s
Mass in C minor in Melbourne; Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 14 at the Philharmonia in Berlin; In
Terra Pax (Frank Martin) and Stabat Mater in Hagen and, in the current season, Verdi’s Requiem
at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt and Mozart’s Requiem in Catania. In addition, Karl is a welcome
guest in contemporary music productions. He has performed in a number of world premiere
productions, such as The Players in Cologne, Der Herbst des Patriarchen in Bremen and, recently, Baruchs Schweigen in Fürth and Vienna. He has also performed in Die Nase and in the award-winning production of Pallas Athene weint in Vienna, Lady Macbeth von Mzensk in Klagenfurt and the title role in Tschick at the Theater Hagen.

Eugen D’Albert – Tiefland – Tommaso
Volksoper Wien
Giorgio Battistelli – Der Herbst des Patriarchen – Offizier
Bremer Theater (Urauffuehrung)
Juraj Benes – The Players – Laertes
Koeln (Urauffuehrung)
Georges Bizet – Carmen – Zuniga (D/Fr)
Volksoper Wien, WA Oper
Benjamin Britten – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Quince/Snug, Theseus
Volksoper Wien/Bremer Theater
Benjamin Britten – The Rape of Lucritia – Collatinus
Bremer Theater
Benjamin Britten – Billy Budd – Lt Radcliffe/Mr Flint
Koeln/Opera Australia
Benjamin Britten – Albert Herring – Inspector Budd
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Charles Gounod – Romeo et Juliet – Frere Laurent, Herzog
Bremer Theater/Opera Australia
Charles Gounod – Faust – Wagner
Teatro di Firenze
George Frideric Handel – Semele – Cadmus
George Frideric Handel – Rinaldo – Mago
Opera Australia
Paul Hindemith – Nusch-Nuschi – Henker
Ernst Krenek – Pallas Athene weint – Koenig Agis
Neue Oper Wien
Albert Lortzing – Zar und Zimmermann – Lord Syndham
Bremer Theater
Bohuslav Martinu – Greek Passion – Old Man
Bremer Theater
Jules Massenet – Don Quichotte – Don Quichotte
Bremer Theater
Jules Massenet – Werther – Le Balli
Stadttheater Klagenfurt
Ella Milch-Sheriff – Baruchs Schweigen – Soldat, u.a.
Stadttheater Fuerth (Deutsche Urauffuehrung)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail – Osmin
Volkstheater Rostock
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Le nozze di Figaro – Bartolo
Volksoper Wien
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Die Zauberfloete – Sarastro/Geharnischter
Volksoper Wien, Seefestspiele Berlin u.a.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Don Giovanni – Commendatore (It/D)
Volksoper Wien, Linz, Volkstheater Rostock
Jacques Offenbach – Les contes d’Hoffmann – Crespe, Luther/Schlemil
Volksoper Wien/Koeln
Sergei Prokofiev – L’amour des trois Oranges – La Cuisiniere, Farfarello, Leandre/Herold
Koeln, Volksoper Wien/Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Giacomo Puccini – Turandot – Timur, Mandarino
Volksoper Wien, Bremer Theater
Giacomo Puccini – La boheme – Colline (It/D)
Volksoper Wien, Bremer Theater
Giacomo Puccini – Tosca – Angelotti (It/D)/Sciarrone
Volksoper Wien/Opera Australia
Giacomo Puccini – Gianni Schicchi – Simone
Volksoper Wien
Giacomo Puccini – Il Tabarro – Talpa
Volksoper Wien
Giacomo Puccini – Madama Butterfly – Bonze
Volksoper Wien
Maurice Ravel – L’heure espagnole – Inigo Gomez (F/D)
Volksoper Wien, Bremer Theater
Gioachino Rossini – Il barbiere di Sevilla – Basilio (It/D)
Volksoper Wien, Bremer Theater, Opera Australia
Gioachino Rossini – Ermione – Fenicio
Theater Rostock (Deutsche Urauffuehrung)
Dmitri Shostakovich – Lady Macbeth von Mzensk – Polizeichef/Zwangsarbeiter
Stadttheater Klagenfurt/Bremer Theater
Dmitri Shostakovich – Die Nase – Russe, Pitcher, Kutcher
Neue Oper Wien
Wilhelm Dieter Siebert – Der Untergang der Titanik – Guggenheim
Volkstheater Rostock
Richard Strauss – Salome – 5. Jude, 2. Soldat
Staatsoper Hamburg, San Carlo Napoli
Richard Strauss – Die Frau ohne Schatten – Der Einarmige
Melbourne Festival
Louis Spohr – Faust – Moor
Giuseppe Verdi – Don Carlo – Filippo II/Il frate
Opera pa Skaret Sweden/Theater Essen, Opera Australia
Giuseppe Verdi – La forza del Destino – Padre Guardiano
Opera Classica Europa
Giuseppe Verdi – Rigoletto – Sparafucile/Ceprano
West Australian Opera/Koeln, St Margarethen
Giuseppe Verdi – Aida – Ramphis
Bremer Theater
Giuseppe Verdi – Il trovatore – Ferrando
Bremer Theater
Giuseppe Verdi – La traviata – Dottore
Koeln, Opera Australia, Volksoper Wien
Viktor Ullmann – Der Kaiser von Atlantis – Tod
Bremer Theater
Ludger Vollmer – Tschick – Tschick
Theater Hagen
Richard Wagner – Der fliegende Hollaender – Daland
London Barbican
Richard Wagner – Tannhaeuser – Reinmar von Zweter
Bremer Theater
Richard Wagner – Lohengrin – 4. Edler
Bremer Theater
Richard Wagner – Die Meistersinger von Nuernberg – Hermann Ortel
Salzburger Festspiele
Carl Maria von Weber – Der Freischuetz – Eremit
Volksoper Wien, Bremer Theater
Kurt Weill – Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny – Alaska Wolf Joe
Volkstheater Rostock
Anton Bruckner
Te Deum
Joseph Haydn
Mass in Time of War
Frank Martin
In Terra Pax
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mass in C minor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Coronation Mass
Gioachino Rossini
Stabat Mater
Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony no. 14
Giuseppe Verdi
Kurt Weill
The Seven Deadly Sins

  1. Mefisto's Aria "Le veau d'or" from Faust, Gounod
  2. Aria from "Don Quichotte", Act V, Massenet
  3. Osmin 'O wie will ich triumphieren' - Die Entführung aus dem Serail