John Heuzenroeder

The Australian tenor John Heuzenroeder, currently an ensemble member of the Cologne Opera, has been appearing on international stages since 1996 and has performed in more than 50 operas. His extensive opera and concert repertoire ranges from Monteverdi to Eötvös. His 2018 CD recording of Mozart's Freemason music with the Cologne Academy received critical acclaim.

John Heuzenroeder studied at the Victorian College of Arts in Melbourne and began his career at Victoria State Opera and Opera Australia. He worked with the orchestras of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Tasmania and has appeared at renowned Australian music festivals.

In addition to numerous lyric roles, he is particularly devoted to the English-language repertoire, such as Peter Quint in Britten's “The Turn of the Screw” and Polonius in the German premiere of Brett Dean's acclaimed “Hamlet” (2019), and is particularly a sought-after interpreter of character roles in the German repertoire, such as Herod in “Salome” and future roles in Wagner's Ring.