Michael Kupfer-Radecky, Jochanaan in the COC’s Salome

Tuesday, 28 February 2023 at 730pm ET by ZOOM

Mr. Kupfer-Radecky creates a remarkable Jochanaan in Atom Egoyan’s spectacular production of Richard Strauss’ Salome for the Canadian Opera Company.

Our Society’s Chair, Frances Henry, will discuss the creation of his characterization and his views of this production as a principal cast member. As Michael Kupfer-Radecky is not well-known to Toronto audiences, we are eager to hear about his recent and startling Wotan debut at Bayreuth.

Questions from attendees are welcome.


MICHAEL KUPFER-RADECKY, Jochanaan (Baritone; Ravensburg, Germany) COC DEBUT. RECENT: Dad, Greek; Lord Ruthven, Der Vampyr (Hannover State Opera); Gunther, Götterdämmerung; Wotan, Die Walküre (Bayreuth Festival); The Dutchman, The Flying Dutchman (Mannheim National Theatre); Kurwenal, Tristan und Isolde (Musikfestspiele Königswinkel); Simon Trovai, Violanta (Teatro Regio Torino), Wotan, Die Walküre (Tokyo National Theatre). UPCOMING: Henry Kissinger, Nixon in China; Amfortas, Parsifal; Lear, Lear (Hannover State Opera); Gunther, Götterdämmerung (Bayreuth Festival), Wotan, Das Rheingold (Dortmund) (Courtesy of the COC)


Register for the ZOOM call by (https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kdOyprDkoHtOKZkkOfp9518cJnQEeyLqH). You may register right up to start time.

Members – No charge

Non-members – No charge until September 2023

A video recording of this interview for later viewing will not be made available.