Jakob Huppmann, countertenor

Jakob Huppmann starts the season 2014/15 with concerts under the baton of Alessandro de Marchi in Turin. Afterwards he is contracted for the new production of Handel’s Rinaldo at Oper Bonn. At State Theatre Oldenburg he can be seen in a double role in Jonathan Doves successful opera Pinocchios Abenteuer. He returns to Bonn Opera for the German Premiere of Anderson’s Thebans, which was created in May 2014 at English National Opera London. In August 2015 he is invited to sing Orlofsky in a new production of Fledermaus in Milano.

Engagements of the 2013/14 season included
Der Liebeswahn, scenic Handel cantatas with Batzdorfer Hofkapelle at the Handel Festival in Halle, the new production of Jonathan Dove's opera Pinocchios Abenteuer at the Bonn Opera, Carmina Burana with Orchestre National de Lille and Jean-Claude Casadesus, further concerts at the Händelhaus Halle as well as concerts with the vocal ensemble Cinquecento. In the previous season he sang very successfully St. Matthew Passion at the Easter concerts at Theater Erfurt and made his debut as Ottone in Monteverdi/Boesman Poppea e Nerone at the Opéra de Montpellier (Kryzstof Warlikowski, a co-production with Teatro Real Madrid).

As a soloist, Jakob Huppmann has appeared with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Clemencic Consort, the Vienna Bach Consort, and Ars Antiqua Austria and has worked with conductors such as Ivor Bolton, René Jacobs, Alessandro de Marchi, Thomas Hengelbrock, Rubén Dubrovsky and Wolfgang Katschner. Together with Georg Nigl, he performed an evening with Bach cantatas in the Wiener Konzerthaus, as well as a solo concert with virtuoso Baroque arias and duets at the Wiener Musikverein.

For several years Jakob Huppmann appears in opera productions such as in the world premiere of Max Nagls Jazz opera Camilo Chamäleon at Semperdepot in Vienna, Monteverdis Incoronazione di Poppea (Christopher Moulds / Robert Carsen) and Orfeo (Ivor Bolton / Claus Guth) at Theater an der Wien, in the title role of Handels Giulio Cesare at Opernfestival Chiemsee/Bayern and in the part of Ulisse in Porpora’s Polifemo at Rokokotheater in Schwetzingen.

The winner and finalist in multiple international vocal competitions (Hans Gabor Belvedere Gesangswettbewerb, Klassik Mania, Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award), Jakob Huppmann also performs frequently in concert. In 2011, he sang, among others, Bach's Mass in B minor with the Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg under the direction of Ivor Bolton in Salzburg, toured Switzerland and France with Bach's St. Matthew's Passion, as well as numerous other concerts at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Philharmonie in Essen, Palais des beaux arts Bruxelles and the Wiener Musikverein, at Festivals such as Styriarte, Rheingau Musikfestival and Musikfest Bremen among others.

Jakob Huppmann
began his musical education with the Vienna Boys Choir. He studied with Bernhard Landauer, KS Gabriele Sima and Kai Wessel at the Vienna Conservatory, where he completed his Bachelor’s degree with honours in 2011.