eTiEnNE WalCh

Countertenor

Etienne Walch, born in 1993 and raised in Kaltennordheim, Thuringia, studied opera singing with Prof. Christina Wartenberg at the HfMT "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" Leipzig, where he began his master class studies with Prof. Ilse-Christine Otto in autumn 2019. Etienne Walch gave his opera debut in 2014 as Artaxerxes in the rediscovered play „The Honor of Arbaces“ by Lady Mary Stuart. In addition he took roles in contemporary as well as baroque operas, including the groomsman and the Dombrowska in the operas „Ein Landarzt“ and „Das Ende der Welt“ by Hans Werner Henze or as Tolomeo in George Frideric Handel’s „Giulio Cesare in Egitto“ in a university production. In this production Etienne Walch was also on stage of the Anhaltisches Theater Dessau and at the Theater Nordhausen in cooperation with the Halle Handel Festival 2019. He received impulses for his work from directors such as Steffen Piontek, Martin Schüler and Prof. Matthias Oldag as well as musical impulses in master classes with renowned singers, among them Simone Kermes. He worked with orchestras such as the Leipziger Barockorchester, the Rosenmüller Ensemble, the Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau and the Thüringen Philharmonie Gotha under conductors such as Henning Ehlert, Alexis Kossenko, Prof. Matthias Foremny and GMD Markus L. Frank.

 

 

Recent Productions:

Dortmund:
Sängerporträt

Essen:
Kain und Abel - Gott (Cover)

Gelsenkirchen:
"Pero"

Wuppertal:
Ein Sommernachtstraum - Oberon