About the artist:
HGO Studio alumnus Norman Reinhardt (2003–06) has been seen at HGO as Tony in West Side Story (2018), Lensky in Eugene Onegin (2015), Ferrando in Così fan tutte and Cassio in Otello (both in 2014), Jacquino in Fidelio (2011), Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2009), Bénédict in Béatrice et Bénédict (2008), and Ernesto in Don Pasquale (2006), among others. As a member of the ensemble at Oper Leipzig, he extended his repertoire to include Alfredo in La traviata, Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Tom Rakewell in The Rake’s Progress, and Tamino in The Magic Flute, all of which he performed under Ulf Schirmer. His portrayal of Tamino has brought considerable critical acclaim, leading to a debut at the Bregenz Festival in David Pountney’s production under Patrick Summers (released on DVD by Unitel). Reinhardt made his debut at the Salzburg Whitsun Festival and at the Salzburg Festival as Tony alongside Cecilia Bartoli and conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. He sang his first Pollione in Norma with Bartoli at both the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. Recent season highlights include Adolar in Christof Loy’s new production of Euryanthe for Theater an der Wien; Lurcanio in Ariodante for Opéra de Monte-Carlo; Flamand in Capriccio for Teatro Real; and Pollione in Norma for Staatstheater Stuttgart. He also made his role debut as Števa in Katie Mitchell’s production of Jenůfa for Dutch National Opera. At the Festival Valle d’Itria he made his debut as Achille in Manfroce’s rare opera Ecuba.