MICHAEL VOLLE is one of the foremost baritones worldwide. His first engagements in Mannheim, Düsseldorf and Cologne were followed by stints as an ensemble member at Opera Zurich and Bayerische Staatsoper. Michael Volle performs on leading international stages, e.g. Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, Teatro alla Scala, Staatsoper Unter den Linden and Bayreuth and Salzburg Festivals. After debuting at the New York Met as Mandryka, Michael Volle portrayed Hans Sachs in a live recording of Meistersinger screened in cinemas around the world. Extensive concert performances, recitals of lieder and co-operations with international top orchestras have contributed to his artistic renown. Upcoming performances include, among others, Wotan, Wanderer, Herr Fluth, High Priest of Dagon (Staatsoper Unter den Linden), Dutchman (Bayerische Staatsoper, Wiesbaden, Deutsche Oper Berlin), Scarpia (New York Met), Jochanaan (Teatro alla Scala) and Barak (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées). At Vienna State Opera, he has sung Dutchman, Amfortas, Scarpia, Music Master, Don Giovanni and Conte d’Almaviva.