Philipp Mayer

In this season

The Austrian-born bass-baritone has been in the ensemble of the Staatstheater Cottbus (Germany) since the 2021/2022 season. Philipp Mayer’s roles in Cottbus include Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro), Daland (Der fliegende Holländer), Ochs (Der Rosenkavalier), König (3 Orangen), Sarastro / Sprecher (Die Zauberflöte) and Zuniga (Carmen). At the Konzert-Theater Bern (Switzerland), he was able to convince audiences and critics with roles such as Uberto in La Serva Padrona, Kezal in Die verkaufte Braut and Bartolo in Barbiere di Siviglia in an engagement from 2019 till 2021. From 2017 to 2019, while still a student, the Staatstheater Wiesbaden engaged Philipp Mayer for five guest engagements, singing, among others, Zuniga in Carmen.

He is a two-time prizewinner of the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg (Germany) and debuted in the Festival of the Opera Academy Bad Orb (Germany) as Kaspar in Der Freischütz. Further solo engagements were at the Deutsche Oper Berlin (Invisible Fronts, R. Krampe), at the Berliner Philharmonie with the Berlin Philharmonics (The Telephone, Gian Carlo Menotti) and at the Staatsoper Berlin (A Monteverdi Project under Saar Magal). As a concert singer, he has performed at venues such as the Berlin Cathedral and the Konzerthaus Berlin, and recently sang his first Mozart Requiem under Erwin Ortner. Recitals with pianist Justine Eckhaut, the founding of the vocal ensemble Walhalla zum Seidlwirt, training in contemporary dance, directing several festivals and working as a director and dramatist reflect the singer’s versatility.

He began his education by studying classical percussion and classical singing at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz. In Berlin he was coached by Roman Trekel, Anneliese Fried and Albert Pesendorfer at the HfM “Hanns Eisler” and UdK Berlin.