Bass-Baritone, Carsten Wittmoser, was born in Essen, Germany. Mr. Wittmoser graduated in economics at the University of Essen and studied voice privately with Hendrikus Rootering. Carsten Wittmoser began his career at the State Opera of Stuttgart, Germany. After completing his studies, the bass-baritone became a principal soloist of the Staatstheater Stuttgart, after which came engagements with the Landestheater Linz, the Opera of Freiburg and the Hamburgische Staatsoper. Since 2008 he is freelancing. Mr. Wittmoser has worked in prestigious opera houses all over the world, such as State Opera Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, State Opera Munich, Teatro Real de Madrid, Monte Carlo Opera, Seattle Opera House, Detroit Opera House, Opera de Bogota, Opera de Bellas Artes Mexico City and recently at the Metropolitan Opera House.
Carsten Wittmoser has performed at the Festivals of Bayreuth, Luzern, the Gergiev Festival in Rotterdam, the Bard Summercape in New York, Taiwan and Singapore. The bass-baritone has sung in some of the most important concert halls, such as the Musikverein in Vienna, The Sao Paulo Concert Hall, the Herkulessaal in Munich, the Brucknerhaus in Linz, the KKL in Luzern and the Carnegie Hall in New York. Mr. Wittmoser has worked with Christian Thielemann, Valery Gergiev, Mariss Jansons, Michael Boder, Simone Young, Ton Koopman, Pinchas Steinberg, Paavo Järvi, Semyon Bychkov, Sebastian Weigle, Dennis Russel Davies and James Levine.
Mr. Witmoser's repertoire includes bass and bass-baritone roles, such as Landgraf in Tannhäuser, Rocco and Pizarro in Fidelio, Escamillo in Carmen, Scarpia in Tosca, Germont in La Traviata and the title role in Der Fliegender Holländer. In the upcoming season of the Metropolitan Opera Carsten Wittmoser will return to cover Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde and Pizarro in Fidelio.