German bass Christof Fischesser grew up in a musical family, received his first musical education as a child and was member of various choirs and ensembles. After studying with Professor Martin Gründler at Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts he won the first prize at the Bundeswettbewerb für Gesang in Berlin in 2000. Shortly after Christof Fischesser joined the Badisches Staatstheater in Karlsruhe as a member of the ensemble where sang some of the greatest bass roles, such as the title role in Boito’s Mefistofele and Mozart´s Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro). In 2004, he transferred to Berlin State Opera, and from 2012 to 2015 was a member of the ensemble at Zurich’s Opera House – an opera house he has been closely connected with ever since.
He has established himself as one of the leading basses of his generation with a wide spectrum of bass roles that amongst others includes King Marke (Tristan and Isolde), Hermann (Tannhäuser), Henry the Fowler (Lohengrin), Gurnemanz (Parsifal), Sarastro (The Magic Flute), Sir Giorgio (I Puritani), Escamillo (Carmen), Don Basilio (The Barber of Seville), Rocco (Fidelio), Banquo (Macbeth), Count Walter (Luisa Miller), Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra), Caspar (Der Freischütz), Mephisto (Faust/Gounod) and as Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau (The Knight of the Rose).
Christof Fischesser is a regular guest at Europe´s prestigious opera houses including Vienna State Opera, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden London, Opéra Bastille Paris, Teatro Real in Madrid, State Opera Munich, Komische Oper Berlin, Semper Opera Dresden, Opéra de Lyon, Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse and opera houses of Antwerp, Copenhagen and Gothenburg. His recent US engagements include performances at the Houston Grand Opera and Lyric Opera Chicago.

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