Thursday, April 24, 2014

Reader Submission: Tim Stolte

Tim Stolte
Our latest Reader Submission comes to us from a reader in Germany, who informed us that Tim Stolte was a late addition to the Lauritz Melchior International Singing Competition, which begins on Friday, April 25. If he makes it to the finals, he'll perform in the gala on Saturday, May 3rd with the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra.  1st prize at the competition is  € 20.000, 2nd prize is € 12.000, 3rd prize is € 6.000 and 4th prize is  € 3.000, with and additional Audience prize of € 2.000 and Youth prize of € 1.300.

The 37-year-old German graduated from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg in 2007 where he studied with the great soprano Hanna Schwarz. In 2007, he made his  debut as Dandino in Rossini's La Cenerentola) at the Castle Festival Weikersheim.

From 2008 to 2010,  Stolte was an ensemble member at the Mecklenburg State Theatre where he made his role debut as Escamillo in Bizet's Carmen. From 2010 to 2013, he was a member of the Theater Görlitz, where he performed the title role in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, Giorgio Germont in Verdi's La Traviata, Conte Almaviva in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, and Dr. Falke in Strauss' Die Fledermaus.

After the Melchior competition, he returns to Görlitz to perform Herr Fluth in Nicolai's Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor.   

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