Reinhard Dorn

Reinhard Dorn

Reinhard Dorn first studied to be a teacher before attending the Music University of his native city Cologne. After first engagements in Karlsruhe and Cologne he has been a freelance singer since 1994, working at such opera houses as: Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Berlin State Opera, Semperoper Dresden, Hamburg State Opera, Cologne, Bonn, Paris (Bastille), Bologna, Amsterdam, Brussels and San Diego.

Reinhard Dorn’s engagements amply demonstrate the diversity of his repertoire: Sarastro, Daland, Landgraf, Kecal and Frank in Die Fledermaus in Dresden; van Bett, Baron Ochs and Rocco in Hamburg; Kecal at the Glyndebourne Festival; Sarastro in Düsseldorf and Bologna; Sprecher and Bartolo in Paris; Pogner at the Maggio musicale in Florence and in Japan with the Munich State Opera; Don Pasquale and Rocco (in the 1806 version of Leonore) in Bonn; Mustafa (L’Italiana in Algeri) and Landgraf in Cologne; Osmin in Munich, Berlin, Ancona, Cagliari and Strasbourg and Sprecher in San Diego; as well as Claudio in Händel’s Agrippina at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon. In 2010 he made his début as Dikoi in Katya Kabanova at the Teatro Colón Buenos Aires.

In 2013 Reinhard Dorn sang Brighella in Richard Wagner’s Das Liebesverbot for the first time at the Bayreuth Festival and Leipzig Opera. He reprised the role in Trieste and subsequently in Leipzig for the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons. In the 2015/16 season he sang the roles of Benoit and Alcindoro in a new production of Puccini’s La bohème in Cologne, which was also revived for the 2016/17 season. More recently he sang the role of Antonio in Hamburg and the same role again in a new production of Nozze di Figaro in Cologne.

Ludwig van Beethoven – Fidelio – Rocco
Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden, Theater Bonn, Nationale Reisopera Enschede
Alban Berg – Lulu – Rodrigo / Tierbändiger
De Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam
Gaetano Donizetti – Don Pasquale – Don Pasquale
Oper Köln, Theater Bonn
Leoš Janácek – Káta Kabanová – Dikoj
Teatro Colón Buenos Aires
Franz Léhar – Die lustige Witwe – Baron Zeta
Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden, Teatro Colòn Buenos Aires
Albert Lortzing – Der Wildschütz – Baculus
Oper Köln, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe
Albert Lortzing – Zar und Zimmermann – van Bett
Oper Köln, Staatsoper Hamburg
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Così fan tutte – Don Alfonso
Oper Köln, Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Don Giovanni – Leporello
Oper Köln, Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden, Bayerische Staatsoper München, Wiener Staatsoper, San Diego Lyric Opera, Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Die Entführung aus dem Serail – Osmin
Oper Köln, Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden, Staatsoper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper München, Teatro delle muse Ancona, Teatro lirico di Cagliari, L’opéra national du Rhin Strasbourg
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Le nozze di Figaro – Bartolo
Staatsoper Berlin, Opéra National de Paris
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Die Zauberflöte – Sarastro
Sächische Staatsoper Dresden, Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf, Theater Bonn, Teatro comunale Bologna
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Die Zauberflöte – Sprecher
Opéra national de Paris, San Diego Lyric Opera
Gioacchino Rossini – Il barbiere di Siviglia – Bartolo
Theater Bonn, Staatsoper Hamburg, Oper Köln, Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden
Gioacchino Rossini – Il barbiere di Siviglia – Don Basilio
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden
Gioacchino Rossini – La Cenerentola – Don Magnifico
Oper Köln, Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden, Teatro de bellas artes de Bogota
Gioacchino Rossini – L’ Italiana in Algeri – Taddeo
San Diego Lyric Opera, Oper Köln, Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden
Bedrich Smetana – Prodaná nevesta – Kecal
Oper Köln, Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf, Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Johann Strauß – Die Fledermaus – Frank
Oper Köln, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden, Staatstheater Hannover, Staatsoper Hamburg
Richard Strauss – Der Rosenkavalier – Baron Ochs
Theater Basel, Staatsoper Hamburg, Oper Köln, Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden, Den Norske Opera Oslo
Richard Strauss – Salome – 5. Jude
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden
Carl Maria von Weber – Der Freischütz – Kuno
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Lucerne Festival
Richard Wagner – Der fliegende Holländer – Daland
Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden
Richard Wagner – Das Liebesverbot – Brighella
Oper Leipzig, Bayreuther Festspiele, Teatro Verdi Trieste