Austrian baritone Wolfgang Resch was born in 1990 and began his training in the Wilten Boys’ Choir in Innsbruck. He made his first stage appearance at the age of seven as one of the three boys in Die Zauberflöte. While still at school he studied with Karlheinz Hanser at the Tyrol Conservatory. He began his studies at the University for Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna in 2008, working with Ralf Döring and Charles Spencer, and he has attended masterclasses with Brigitte Fassbaender among others. Wolfgang Resch won first prize at the Petyrek Lang Singing Competition and was finalist and a prizewinner at the Hilde Zadek Competition in 2013. He was also a prizewinner at the Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský Singing Competition in Trnava, Slovakia and the 2011 Gradus ad Parnassum Singing Competition. Wolfgang Resch made his opera debut in 2009 as Papageno in Daegu City Hall in Korea and has also appeared as the Corporal in La Fille du Régiment at the Klosterneuburg Opera Festival and as Ananias in Britten’s The Burning Fiery Furnace at the Retz Festival. He has also performed a number of roles as part of his degree course including Conte Perruchetto in Haydn’s La fedeltà premiata and Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) at the Schloss Schönbrunn Theatre. He has recently appeared in concerts and recitals in London, Liverpool and Reykjavík and in October 2013 performed Die schöne Müllerin in Istanbul with pianist Sascha El Mouissi to great acclaim. Since the beginning of the 2013/14 season he has been a member of the Bern Concert Theatre where his future roles include Ottokar (Der Freischütz), Barone Douphol (La traviata), Roderich de Weert (Der Vetter aus Dingsda) and Harlequin (Ariadne auf Naxos).
*Member of the Young Singers Project
Current as of April 2014