The bass-baritone Georg Festl has been a part of the soloist ensemble at the

Staatstheater Darmstadt, since 2017. He has secured a reputation as a renowned

exponent of contemporary and 20th-century repertoire. Festl sang "Golaud" in Pelléas et

Mélisande, "Tierbändiger/Athlet" in Lulu, "Orest" in Elektra, "Sam" in Trouble in Tahiti and

"Saint François d’Assise" in Messiaen‘s sole opera. His repertoire also includes roles,

such as "Figaro" in Le nozze di Figaro, "Papageno" in The Magic Flute, "Leporello" in Don

Giovanni, "Dulcamara" in L‘elisir d‘amore, "Heerrufer" in Lohengrin, "Schaunard" in La

Boheme and "Frank" in Die Fledermaus.

Georg Festl has performed at the Zurich Opera, the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, the

Finnish National Opera Helsinki, the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, the Staatstheater

Karlsruhe, the Staatstheater Augsburg, the Staatstheater Würzburg, the Theater Freiburg,

the Theater Lübeck, the Munich Opera Festival and the Munich Gasteig.

In collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the bass-baritone recorded the

song "When She Loved Me" for the album "Disney Goes Classical" (Decca Records),

which debuted number 1 on the British classical charts. Georg Festl also regularly sings

at concerts, such as Beethoven‘s 9th symphony, Orff‘s Carmina Burana, Bach‘s

Johannespassion, Rossini‘s Stabat Mater and Petite Messe. While he was still studying at

the University of Music Würzburg, the singer was awarded with scholarships by the

"Jeunes Ambassadeur Lyrique" in Montreal and the Richard-Wagner-society. Georg Festl

currently teaches at the University of Nuremberg/Erlangen.