Oliver Pürckhauer / biography
Oliver Pürckhauer was born in Stuttgart.
He started his musical career as a saxophone-player, which he studied in Stuttgart from 2006 till 2012. He studied singing with the mexican Tenor and voice Teacher Armando Mora. 2012 he started studying Voice in Mannheim with Professor Snezana Stamenkovic, where he finished his Bachelors-Degree in 2014 with best grade.
In the mean time he was active as an Oratorio-singer, singing J.S.Bach „Johannespassion (Arias and Pilatus), Rossinis “Petite Messe Solemne“, Gounod “Missa di Cecilia“ an others.
He sang small parts in the Nationaltheater Mannheim (Deputato in “Don Carlos“, Nightmare Voice in “Esame di Mezzanotte“), the “third Pirate“ in Bernsteins “Peter Pan“ with the Accademists of the Bamberg-Philharmonics.
In the Young-Singers-Programm of the “Bamberger Sommeroper“ 2015 he sang Papageno in Mozarts “Zauberflöte“.
Since December 2015 he is a member of the prestigious “Accademia della Scala“; then, he performed Papageno in the Teatro della Scala in Milano under the direction of Peter Stein and Adam Fischer.
Oliver Pürckhauer visited Masterclasses with Roman Trekel, Ulrich Eisenlohr, Peter Stein, Angelika Kirchschlager, Luciana Serra, Luciana D'Intino, Renato Bruson, Marco Gandini and the King's Singers.
He received Stipendias from the „Richard Wagner Verband Heidelberg“ and the „Lyra Stiftung“ from swizzerland and received a stipendia from the „Live Music now Heidelberg/Mannheim“.
In 2016 he sang the role of "Usciere di corte" in ”Rigoletto” (Verdi) at Teatro alla Scala in Milano.
In September 2016 he won the Mauro Pagano Award, in the first edition of the "Mauro Pagano" International Singing Competition, Canneto sull'Oglio (Mn).
In 2017 he was cast at the Teatro dell'Opera in Florence as Secondo Armigero with cover of Sarastro in "Die Zauberflöte", followed by his debut in the role of Figaro in "Le Nozze di Figaro" at the San Luis Opera Festival, in Mexico.
May 2018 - Salome (A Jew) - Arena di Verona Foundation, Teatro Filarmonico
25 Mar 2018 - Der Goldkäfer (Wilhelm Legrand) - Theater Basel (C:Delaney, D:Hölscher)
Aug 2017 - Le Nozze di Figaro (Figaro) - San Luis Opera Festival - San Lius Potosi, Mexico.
Mar 2017 - Die Zauberflöte (Second Armigero / First Priest + Sarastro cover) - Opera di Firenze.
Jan 2016 - Rigoletto (Usciere di Corte) - La Scala Theater, Milan
Jul 2015 - Die Zauberflöte (Papageno) - Sommer Oper Bamberg