Bass-Baritone, Carsten Wittmoser, was born in Essen, Germany. Mr. Wittmoser graduated in economics at the University of Essen and studied voice privately with Hendrikus Rootering.
Carsten Wittmoser began his career at the State Opera of Stuttgart, Germany. After completing his studies, the bass-baritone became a principal soloist of the Staatstheater Stuttgart, after which came engagements with the Landestheater Linz, the Opera of Freiburg and the Hamburgische Staatsoper.
Since 2008 he is freelancing. Mr. Wittmoser has worked in prestigious opera houses all over the world, such as State Opera Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, State Opera Munich, Monte Carlo Opera, Seattle Opera House, Detroit Opera House, Opera de Bogota, Opera de Bellas Artes Mexico City and recently at the Metropolotian Opera House. Carstsen Wittmoser has performed at the Festivals of Bayreuth, Luzern, Rotterdam, Taiwan and Singapore. The bass-baritone has sung in some of the most important concert halls, such as the Musikverein in Vienna, The Sao Paulo Concert Hall, the Herkulessaal in Munich, the Brucknerhaus in Linz, the KKL in Luzern and the Carnegie Hall in New York. Mr. Wittmoser has worked with Christian Thielemann, Valery Gergiev, Mariss Jansons, Michael Boder, Simone Young, Ton Koopman, Pinchas Steinberg, Paavo Järvi, Semyon Bychkov, Sebastian Weigel, Dennis Russel Davies, Simon Rattel and James Levine. Mr. Wittmoser´s repertoire includes bass and bass-baritone roles, such as Rocco and Pizarro in Fidelio, Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Seviglia, Escamillo in Carmen, Scarpia in Tosca, the Villains in Tales of Hoffmann and the title role in Der fliegende Holländer. In 2016 Carsten Wittmoser made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera New York singing Kurwenal in Tristan and Isolde under the batton of Sir Simon Rattle. Recently he sang his first Rheingold Wotan with the Transylvanian State Philharmonic Orchestra in Rumania.