Roman Trekel has distinguished himself as one of the most sought-after baritones today. A close collaborator of Staatsoper Berlin and Daniel Barenboim, he has sung to great acclaim on the most important stages of the world, La Scala, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Bayerische Staatsoper, Semperoper Dresden, to just name a few. One of the most revered Wolframs of our time, Roman Trekel has starred at the Bayreuther Festspiele for more than eleven consecutive years. Throughout his career he has been an acclaimed Count (Nozze di Figaro), Posa (Don Carlo), Valentin (Faust), Don Alfonso (Cosi fan tutte) and most recently he has expanded his repertoire with dramatic roles such as Beckmesser (Die Meistersinger), Amfortas (Parsifal) and Faust (Busoni). These thrilling and impressive character studies received outstanding critical and public acclaim, as did his phenomenal debut as Wozzeck and his haunting portrayal of Schischkow in Janáceks opera House of The Dead.
Roman Trekel is also a very in demand concert singer and has collaborated with orchestras such as Berliner Philharmoniker, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Fabio Luisi, Zubin Mehta, Christian Thielemann, Kent Nagano and many more.
A gifted recitalist he has been considered one of the outstanding Lieder interpreters of his generation. His Liederabends have been celebrated all over the world and his appearances with pianists such as Oliver Pohl (his long time collaborator), Burkhard Kehring, Hartmut Höll, Malcolm Martineau, Hideyo Harda, Elena Bashkirova, Helmut Deutsch and Daniel Barenboim have been brought to award winning records.
An alumnus of Heinz Reeh and a dedicated teacher and vocal coach himself, Roman Trekel is a professor at the “Hanns Eisler” College for Music. Moreover, he is regularly invited for master classes all over the world and is a guest juror at major international vocal competitions.
This season he can be heard at Staatsoper Berlin as Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) and Papageno (Zauberflöte) as well as in a new production of Purcells Fairy Queen. On the concert platform he can be heard in a series of recitals and concerts in Japan, in performances of L´enfance du Christ in Bergen, Brahms´ Requiem in Gran Canaria, with Zemlinskys “Lyrische Symphonie” in Cardiff and concert performances of Wozzeck with the Houston Symphony Orchestra.