The German lyric tenor, Clemens Bieber, studied singing in Würzburg.
Clemens Bieber's first professional engagement was at the Saarland State Theatre in Saarbrücken. Since 1988 he has been a member of the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, where his roles have included Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Fenton in Nicolai’s Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, the Evangelist in staged performances of J.S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion (BWV 244), the Steersman in Der fliegende Holländer, David in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Narraboth in Salome and Čerevin in From the House of the Dead. With the late Götz Friedrich he also worked on a number of leading roles in 20th-century operas, including Noboru in the world première of Hans Werner Henze’s Das verratene Meer, Laios in George Enescu’s Oedipe and Kaspar in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors. Under the direction of Günter Krämer he has sung Janek in The Makropulos Case, the Chevalier de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites and Jack O’Brien in Kurt Weill’s Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny. He first appeared in Bayreuth in 1987. Since then his roles have included David in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Walther von der Vogelweide in Tannhäuser, the First Grail Knight in Parsifal, the Young Sailor in Tristan und Isolde and Froh in Das Rheingold. At the 2008 Bayreuth Festival he sang the Young Sailor, Froh and the Third Esquire in Stefan Herheim’s new production of Parsifal under the musical direction of Daniele Gatti.
Clemens Bieber’s career has also taken him to the Metropolitan Opera in New York ((David under James Levine)), and to leading opera houses in Hamburg, Dresden (Semperoper), Munich, Düsseldorf, Tokyo and Stockholm.