Michael König is a heroic tenor who performs in the world’s most prestigious opera houses including Semperoper Dresden, Opéra National de Paris, Hamburg State Opera, Frankfurt Opera, Berlin State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Festival Bayreuth,  Liceu, Barcelona, Teatro Real, Madrid, Covent Garden, London and La Scala, Milan.  His voice and powerful stage presence is in demand for renowned roles such as Florestan (Fidelio), Max (Der Freischütz), Lohengrin, Siegmund (Die Walküre), Erik (Der Fliegende Holländer), Emperor (Die Frau ohne Schatten), Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos), Jim Mahony (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny), Andrey Khovansky (Khovanshchina), Grigory/The Pretender (Boris Godunov), and Sergey (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk) amongst others.

Michael will start the 2017/2018 season at La Scala in Milan with “Der Freischütz” and also give his debut as Siegmund in Richard Wagners “Die Walküre” at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse. On the concert stage Michael will be on tour with the LA Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel, performing Beethoven’s IX. Symphony in Los Angeles, Washington DC, New York, London and Paris.

Michael has performed with top orchestras including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra,  the LA Philharmonic , the BR Symphonieorchester and the  San Francisco Symphony.

He has worked with celebrated conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Christian Thielemann, Andris Nelsons, Daniele Gatti, Seji Ozawa, Daniel Barenboim, Vladimir Jurowski, Gennadi Rozhdesventsky, Hartmut Hänchen,  Sebastian Weigle, Teodor Currentzis and Christoph von Dohnányi.

Michael König was born in Mutlangen, Germany and began his singing career as a member of the Schwäbisch Gmünd St. Michael’s boys’ choir. He studied music at the Mannheim Conservatory with Rudolf Piernay. His early engagements included Jeník (The Bartered Bride) for Glyndebourne Festival, Narraboth (Salome) and Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) in Frankfurt and Lensky (Eugene Onegin) in Baden – Baden, Basel and Paris.

When he is not touring, Michael lives with his family in Haida Gwaii, BC Canada.

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