The German tenor, Uwe Heilmann, studied in Detmold.
Uwe Heilmann made his debut there as Tamino in 1981 and joined the Stuttgart State Opera in 1985. There he rapidly established himself as the house's leading Mozartian tenor with admired performances as Tamino, Don Ottavio and Belmonte. He made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 1990 as Belmonte, the role with which he also made his Milan’s La Scala debut in 1994.
Uwe Heilmann has also developed a flourishing career as a concert singer, especially in Bach and the major Classical choral works, and is an acclaimed interpreter of Lieder, notably at the Hohenems and Salzburg festivals.
Among Uwe Heilmann's many recordings, those of his four most celebrated Mozart roles (Tamino, Belmonte, Titus and Don Ottavio), Flamand (Capriccio) and Die schone Mullerin stand out, all displaying his sappy yet incisive tenor, his fine line and his gift for characterization through the text.