German tenor Will Hartmann made his Royal Opera debut in 1998 in the baritone role of Da-ud (Die ägyptische Helena in concert), returning in 2000 in the title role of Gawain. Since moving to tenor repertory he has sung Macduff (Macbeth), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Froh (Das Rheingold), Mark (The Midsummer Marriage), Don José (Carmen), Painter (Lulu) and Narraboth (Salome) for The Royal Opera. In the 2015/16 Season he sings Peter (Morgen und Abend, world premiere).
Hartmann was born in Siegen and studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne. Early in his career he was a member of Cologne Opera and Hanover Opera. He now appears for opera companies and theatres including La Scala, Milan, Paris Opéra, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Liceu, Barcelona, Teatro Real, Madrid, Semperoper Dresden, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Komische Oper Berlin, Opéra national du Rhin, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Dutch National Opera and New National Theatre, Tokyo. His repertory includes Florestan (Fidelio), Max (Der Freischütz), Loge (Das Rheingold), Siegmund (Die Walküre), Laca (Jenůfa), Fritz (Der ferne Klang), Count Danilo (Die lustige Witwe), Pelléas (Pelléas et Mélisande), Matteo (Arabella), Shepherd (Król Roger) and Peter Grimes.
Hartmann’s recordings include Simplicius Simplicissimus on CD and The Royal Opera’sDie Zauberflöte and Lulu on DVD.