Johannes Martin Kränzle

Johannes Martin Kränzle studied music theatre directing in Hamburg and singing in Frankfurt. He has appeared worldwide in Wagner roles including Alberich (the Ring Cycle) at the Berlin State Opera, Milan's La Scala, the BBC Proms in London and the Lucerne Festival, as well as  Klingsor ("Parsifal") at Teatro Real in Madrid. In 2014 he sang Grjasnoj ("The Tsar's Bride") in Milan. He has performed at the festivals in Salzburg, Bregenz, Glyndebourne and San Francisco. He has been a member of the solo ensemble at the Frankfurt Oper since 1998, with appearances in roles such as Papageno ("Die Zauberflöte"), Don Giovanni, Don Alfonso ("Così fan tutte"), Paolo Albiani ("Simon Boccanegra"), Giovanni Morone ("Palestrina"), Dandini ("La Cenerentola"), Prus ("The Makropulos Affair"), and Gloster (Reimann's "Lear"). In Cologne, he performed Andrej in "War and Peace", Beckmesser in "Meistersinger von Nürnberg" and Bluebeard. In 2011, he was named Singer of the Year by Opernwelt Magazine, was nominated for the Faust Prize in 2010, and won the 2011 Cologne Opera Prize. Johannes Martin Kränzle is guest professor at the Cologne College of Music. This season, he appears in Wiesbaden as Gunter in "Götterdämmerung".


Gunther in »Götterdämmerung«


The Ring of the Nibelung: Third Day
Twilight of the Gods
2018 International May Festival | RevivalGrosses Haus17:00 - 22:30