Jochen Kupfer is one of Germany’s most sought-after singers. His guest appearances in the world’s opera houses and concert halls have been internationally celebrated.
He has given recitals and concerts throughout Europe, in Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Hong Kong, Israel and the United States as well as at international festivals. His repertoire includes i.a. Bach’s passions and Haydn’s Schöpfung, the romantic oratorios, Orff’s Carmina burana, the famous Lied cycles and Lieder from the late romantic period up to classical modernism.
In 2018 he performed for the first time his scenic Lied recital WANDERER at Staatstheater Nürnberg.
In addition to his engagements at Semperoper Dresden and Staatstheater Nürnberg guest appearances have taken Jochen Kupfer to the opera houses in Tokyo, Beijing, Strasbourg, Zürich, to Teatro Colón Buenos Aires, Vienna Volksoper, opera house and styriarte Graz as well as to Staatsoper Hamburg, Komische Oper Berlin, Oper Leipzig, Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin and Bayerische Staatsoper München.
Jochen Kupfer’s debut at Glyndebourne Opera Festival 2016 as Beckmesser was acclaimed as “Beckmesser sings gloriously…” (Daily Express).
CD and DVD recordings complete his artistic activity.
In 2016 Jochen Kupfer has been awarded the honorary title “Bayerischer Kammersänger”.
He studied at Musikhochschule Leipzig and attended masterclasses with Theo Adam, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, completing his studies with Rudolf Piernay, Harald Stamm and Dale Fundling.