Stefan Heibach studied voice with KS Reiner Goldberg at the Hochschule für Musik
Hanns Eisler in Berlin, where he participated in masterclasses with KS Julia Varady
and Nikolai Gedda.
During his studies, the young tenor already had the opportunity to perform interesting
roles such as Admeto in Alceste (Gluck) and Bénédict in Beatrice et Bénédict (Berlioz),
and was even engaged as a soloist at the Komische Oper Berlin.
In 2005, Stefan Heibach made his operatic debut as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni (Mozart)
at the Landestheater Detmold. In the same season he repeated this role at the Niedersächsische
Staatsoper Hannover and at the Theater Basel, Switzerland.
Stefan is internationally active on the lied and concert platform. In 2005, he sang
Faust in a concert performance of Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito, and the tenor solo
in Puccini`s Messa di Gloria. The following year he sang the tenor solo in the cantata
Die erste Walpurgisnacht by Mendelssohn at the Philharmonie Berlin, and in 2008 he
gave a lieder recital at Haus Wahnfried as a part of the Bayreuther Festspiele. Stefan
has also given concerts and lied recitals in Japan, St. Petersburg, and Paris.
From 2006 to 2010-11, he was a memeber of the ensemble of the Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater
Schwerin, where he for instance appeared in roles such as Tamino in The Magic Flute,
DonOttavio in Don Giovanni, Count Almaviva in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia,
Roméo in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, and Lyonel in Flotow’s Martha. In 2009-10, the
young tenor made three role debuts: Erik in Richard Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer,
Fritz in La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein by Offenbach, and Rinuccio in Puccini’s
Gianni Schicchi. In 2010-11, Stefan sang the role of Ferrando in Così fan tutte and
repeated Erik,Count Almaviva as well as Lyonel at the Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater
In 2007, Stefan Heibach made his debut at the Bayreuther Festspiele as Augustin Moser
in Katharina Wagner’s production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and repeated
this role in Bayreuth the following year. Stefan returned to Bayreuth in 2010 and
as well in 2011, where he appeared as First Nobleman of Brabant in Lohengrin, directed
by Hans Neuenfels, and again as Augustin Moser. In 2012, he repeated the First Nobleman,
and was David in a Meistersinger production for children.
In 2008, Stefan made guest appearances as Tamino at the Niedersächsische Staatsoper
Hannover and as the First Nobleman in a concert production of Lohengrin at both the
Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, under the baton of Jaap
In 2009, he made his debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona as Narraboth
in Richard Strauss’ Salome.
In the 2011-12 Season, he made his role debuts as Rodolfo in La Bohème and Tebaldo
in I Capuleti e I Montecchi at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater where he in 2012-13
appears as Tamino and Rodolfo and makes his role debuts as Cassio in Verdi’s Otello
and as Tom Rakewell in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress.
As well in 2012-13, Stefan Heibach makes his debut as Loge at the Teatro Colón in
Buenos Aires in Richard Wagner’s Ring cycle, staged by Katharina Wagner, and guests
in a concert performance of Lohengrin under Sebastian Weigle at the Gran Teatre del
Liceu in Barcelona.
His return to the Bayreuther Festspiele is planned for 2013.