Austrian bass Albert Pesendorfer studied in Linz and Vienna. He has held permanent engagements in Erfurt and Hannover, and has been an ensemble member at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin since 2012, where his repertoire includes pivotal roles like Hans Sachs ("Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg"), Heinrich ("Lohengrin"), Gurnemanz ("Parsifal"), King Marke ("Tristan und Isolde"), Ochs ("Der Rosenkavalier"), Sarastro ("Die Zauberflöte"), Banco ("Macbeth"), and Sparafucile ("Rigoletto"). Important guest engagements include Sarastro at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris and the Bregenz Festival, Osmin ("Entführung aus dem Serail") at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, "Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald" (HK Gruber) at the Theater an der Wien, Hunding and Hagen (Wagner's "Ring") in Linz, as well as Hagen ("Götterdämmerung") at the Bayreuth Festival, Vienna State Opera and the New National Theatre, Tokyo. Albert Pesendorfer performed Daland ("Der fliegende Holländer") at the International May Festival in Wiesbaden in 2016 and 2018, and at the 2017 edition of the Festival he sang Fasolt ("Das Rheingold"), Hunding ("Die Walküre") and Hagen ("Götterdämmerung"). Additionally, he graced the stage as Landgraf in "Tannhäuser" during the 2017/18 season, a role with which he now returns to the 2019 International May Festival.