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The young German singer Torsten Kerl is one of the most sought-after Helden-tenor in the world. He performs at the great international opera-houses and concert-halls in Vienna (Staatsoper, Musikverein, Konzerthaus, Volksoper), New York (MET), Milano (Scala), Berlin (Deutsche Oper, Komische Oper, Philharmonie, Konzerthaus), London (Covent Garden, London Symphony Orchestra), Dresden (Semperoper), Hamburg (Oper, Musikhalle), Munich (Staatsoper), Amsterdam (De Nederlandse Opera, Concertgebouw), Brussels (Opera de Munt), Barcelona (Liceu), Paris (Chatelet, Bastille, Salle Pleyel), Florence (Maggio Musicale), Rome (Accademia di Santa Cecilia), Oslo (Den Norske Opera, Konzerthalle), Zurich (Tonhalle), Lucerne (Kulturzentrum), Geneva (Victoria Hall), Cologne (Oper, Philharmonie), Genua (Teatro Carlo Felice), Marseille (Opera Municipal), Antwerpen (De Vlaamse Opera), Lyon (Opera National) and Tokyo (New National Theatre).

Torsten Kerl is frequently invited to renowned international opera- and concert festivals such as the Bayreuther Festspiele 1996 – 2000, the Schwetzinger Festspiele 1999, the Salzburger Festspiele 2002 and 2004, the Edinburgh Festival 2003, the Glyndebourne Festival 2006 as well as the Smetana Festival In the Czech Republik 2007.

Torsten Kerl has collaborated with artists such as Daniel Barenboim, Wolfgang Brendel, Renato Bruson, Agnes Baltsa, Semyon Bychkov, Riccardo Chailly, Sir Colin Davis, Willy Decker, Placido Domingo, Dieter Dorn, Edita Gruberova, Leopold Hager, Thomas Hampson, Christopher Hogwood, Marek Janovski, Harry Kupfer, James Levine, Fabio Luisi, Waltraud Meier, Zubin Mehta, Ingo Metzmacher, Kent Nagano, Seiji Ozawa, David Pountney, Ruggiero Raimondi, Donald Runnicles, Kurt Rydl, Matti Salminen, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Christian Thielemann, Violetta Urmana, Marcello Viotti, Deborah Voigt, Wolfgang Wagner, Bernd Weikl, Simone Young and Mara Zampieri.

Torsten Kerl has won numerous awards and scholarships as a solo oboist – having begun his career as an orchestra musician and instrumental soloist – and as a singer. In 2000 he won a Grammy Award in the category “Best International Opera Recording of the Year”.

Torsten Kerl has, to date, made the following recordings:
Solo-Recital with Arias by Beethoven, Weber, Wagner, Strauss und Korngold (Oehms, 2CD)
E.W. Korngold: "Die tote Stadt" / Donald Runnicles (Orfeo d’Or, 2CD)
E.W. Korngold: "Die tote Stadt" / Jan Latham-Koenig (Arthaus DVD)
G. Mahler: "Das Lied von der Erde" / Semyon Bychkov (EuroArts DVD)
W.A. Mozart: "Don Giovanni" / Michael Halasz (Naxos 3CD)
F. Busoni: "Dr. Faust" / Kent Nagano (Erato, 2CD),
R. Wagner: "Die Meistersinger" / Daniel Barenboim (Bayreuther Festspiele)
G. Verdi: "Alzira" / Fabio Luisi (Phillips 2CD)

New Engagements in the Season 07/08:
Volksoper Wien (Pedro/ "Tiefland"), Deutsche Oper Berlin (Pedro/ "Tiefland"), Nice ("Wagner-Gala"), RSO Berlin in der Philharmonie (Weill/ "Silbersee"), Städtische Bühnen Köln (Title role/ "Tannhäuser"), Dresden ("Missa Solemnis").

New Engagements in the Season 08/09:
San Francisco (Paul/ "Die tote Stadt"), London Covent Garden (Erik/ "Der fliegende Holländer"), London Covent Garden (Paul/ "Die tote Stadt"), Glyndebourne Festival (Title role/ "Tristan").

New Engagements in the Season 09/10:
London Symphony Orchestra (Title role/ "Otello" – operatic concert), Deutsche Oper Berlin (Title role/ "Rienzi"), New National Theatre Tokyo (Don José/ "Carmen").

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