Albert Pesendorfer studied voice and flute in Linz and Vienna, followed by full-time contracts at Theater Erfurt from 2002-2005, the Tyrolean State Theatre for the 2005/2006 season and Staatsoper Hannover from 2006 to 2011. His opera repertoire includes some 70 roles, primarily in the Wagner fach, such as Hans Sachs, Gurnemanz, King Henry, King Marke, but also in the Italian Fach, such as Filippo II, Zaccaria, Sparafucile and Banquo. Numerous guest performances have taken Pesendorfer to leading German and international houses with the great roles of his Fach, including Stuttgart State Opera, Cologne Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Staatstheater Darmstadt, Wiesbaden and Nuremberg, the Aalto Theatre, Opera Antwerp, the Wiener Volksoper and Theater an der Wien, the opera houses in Graz and Linz, Müpa Budapest and the Bregenz and Bayreuth Festivals. He made his début at the 2016 Bayreuth Festival to overwhelming acclaim as Hagen in the première of Götterdämmerung. Born in Upper Austria, he is returning in the coming seasons to the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where he was an ensemble member from 2012-2016, as King Marke (Tristan und Isolde), Hermann (Tannhäuser), and Heinrich (Lohengrin) He performed the great roles of his fach here, including Hans Sachs (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg), Gurnemanz (Parsifal), Ochs (Der Rosenkavalier), Heinrich (Lohengrin), Fasolt (Das Rheingold), Hagen (Götterdämmerung), Sarastro (The Magic Flute), Banquo (Macbeth) and Sparafucile (Rigoletto). He débuted at the Wiener Staatsoper in 2018 as Hagen. Recently he has sung Rocco (Fidelio) at the Hamburg State Opera, Ochs in Dresden, Hagen in Kassel, Fasolt in Madrid, Lodovico Nardi (Die Gezeichneten) in Zurich, and Pastor Baltzer in the world première of Oceane at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Concert performances have taken him to venues including the Wiener Musikverein, Wiener Konzerthaus, Berliner Philharmonie, and to Japan and the USA. Albert Pesendorfer also began teaching voice at the Berlin University of the Arts in the 2015 winter semester. Planned projects for 2020/21 include Ramfis and King Heinrich in Berlin, Hunding in Wiesbaden, and Ochs in Dresden.