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Konstantin Heintel (Bass-Baritone)

Born: 1975 - Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany

The German bass-baritone, Konstantin Heintel, was a member of the Bach-Chor in Bremerhaven and the Extrachor des Stadttheaters. He received his first singing lessons with KS Mihai Zamfir in Bremen. Between 1993 and 1995 was a multiple winner of "Jugend musiziert". In 1995 he began to study singing at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg and finished it in 2003 with degrees in the Lied and oratorio, opera (main roles Guglielmo and Figaro) and singing education. Among his teachers were Professor Tom Krause, Professor Ingrid Kremling and Professor Elizabeth Bengston-Opitz, Ronald Balg and Nicole Dellabona. He also attended master-classes with KS Julie Kaufmann, Irmgard Hartmann-Dressler and Franz Grundheber. In 2000 he won first prize in the Mozart Competition at the Hochschule.

Konstantin Heintel is sought after concert singer. Tours abroad have taken him to the Netherlands and Switzerland, France, Denmark and China. As an opera singer he has performed in Berlin (Rossini / Gelegenheit macht Diebe), at the Hamburgischen Staatsoper (Lehar / Die lustige Witwe), at the Landestheater Kiel (Schreker / Das Spielwerk and the Princess and Alfano / Cyrano de Bergerac), and the Stadttheater Lüneburg (Viva la mamma). As a freelancer, he sings in the SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart. Along with Peter Schreier and Gerd Albrecht, he was instrumental in the NDR television production "Musikkontakte" (music contacts). Has has also performed at festivals and on stages in Hannover, Utrecht, Zürich, Solothurn, etc.

Heintel is especially active on the concert platform and has a great Lieder and concert repertoire, including many sacred works of all eras. With a degree as singing teacher education with a focus on breathing, he supervised students in their classrooms. Until 2009 he worked as a vocal coach at the Hamburger Knabenchor St. Nikolai.

Source: English translation by Aryeh Oron (March 2012)
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Aryeh Oron (March 2012)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Jan Ernst


BWV 244

Links to other Sites

Konstantin Heintel - Bass-Bariton (Official Website) [German]
Konstantin Heintel on Facebook

Franz Schubert Chor: Stimmbildung [German]

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