Otokar Klein



Otokar Klein studied singing at the Conservatory and at University for Music in Bratislava under Prof. Zlatica Livorova. He also was taught by Kammersängerin Prof. Marga Schiml and Prof. Paola Molinari.


Otokar Klein worked with renowned conductors such as Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Fabio Luisi, Tomas Netopil, Kazushi Ono, Jerzy Semkow, Stefan Soltesz and Ralf Weikert.


In 2008/09 lyrical tenor Otokar Klein performs Carmina burana at the Teatro Regio Torino, works by Dvorak and Janacek at the Festival Besançon, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Dresdner Philharmonie and Prokofiev’s The Gambler at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, which he also performed under Daniel Barenboim at the Teatro alla Scala Milano in spring 2008.


During the previous seasons Otokar Klein debuted at numerous important opera houses and concert halls, such as Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie Brussels (Boris Godunov), Wiener Staatsoper (Barbiere di Siviglia), Opéra de Nice (Don Pasquale), Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden (Italiana in Algeri), Teatro San Carlo di Napoli (Schubert’s Mass in E flat major), Opernhaus Zurich (Bartered Bride), Frauenkirche Dresden (Haydn’s Missa in tempore belli), Stefaniensaal Graz and Festspielhaus Salzburg (Dvorak’s Stabat Mater). At the State Opera Budapest he appeared as Léopold (Juive), Quint (Turn of the Screw), Ramiro (Cenerentola) and Almaviva (Barbiere di Siviglia). At the National Theatre Bratislava he sang Jenik (Bartered Bride), Nemorino (Elisir d’amore) and Almaviva, and at the State Opera Prague he could be heard as Ottavio in Don Giovanni.


For a concert-version of the Cimarosa-opera Gli Orazii e i Curiazii he was engaged by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France Paris, together with the Staatskapelle Dresden and the Dresdner Philharmonie he sang Rossini’s Stabat Mater. In a concert-performance of Bellini’s I Puritani he could be heard as Arturo at Royal Opera House Copenhagen, and he had successful guest-appearances with Bartered Bride at Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Giuseppe Verdi Trieste and the Festspielhaus Salzburg. Vienna’s opera festival „Klangbogen“ engaged him as Juan in a new production of Massenet’s Don Quichote at Theater an der Wien, which also had a guest-performance at Oper Köln.