Karl Huml – Bass

Australian Bass Karl Huml resides in Vienna where he was contracted for many years to the Wiener Volksoper. For this company his roles included,  Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro, Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Sparafucile in Rigoletto, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Colline in La Bohème and Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Previously Karl was the House Bass at the Bremen Theater where he sang Ramfis in Aida, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Colline in La Bohème, Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Colatinus in The Rape of Lucretia, Ferrando in Il trovatore, Frère Laurent in Roméo et Juliette, Timur in Turandot, Snug/Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hermit in Der Freischütz, Tod in Kaiser von Atlantis (a role he repeated in Biel, Switzerland) and the title role in Don Quichotte.

As the winner of the 2000 German Operatic Award, Karl Huml became a member of the Cologne Opera Young Artists’ Program.  He subsequently became a contracted artist to Cologne Opera where, during 2001/2002, he performed the roles of Moor in Faust (Louis Spohr), Second Armed Man in Die Zauberflöte, Lt Ratcliffe in Billy Budd, Herald, Farfarello and Creonte in The Love for Three Oranges, Schlemil in The Tales of Hoffmann, Count Laertes in The Players (Juraj Benes), Cadmus/Priest in Semele and Der Henker in Das Nush-nushi (Hindemith). In November, 2008, Karl Huml sang Daland in Die fliegende Höllander at the Barbican.

In 2000, he competed in the Metropolitan National Grand Finals in New York. Equally at home on the concert platform, Karl Huml’s credits include Mozart’s Requiem with the Sydney Symphony (2003), Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with the Melbourne Chorale, Haydn’s Mass in Time of War and Bruckner’s Te Deum for the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Society and Mozart’s Coronation Mass with the National Boys’ Choir.

Karl recently made his debut at the Salzburger Festspiele as Ortel in a new production of Die Meistersinger von Nuremberg as well as in the premiere of Il Trovatore at the Wiener Festwochen singing Ferrando. He made  his debut at Teatro San Carlo in Naples singing 5th Jew in Salome. Other recent engagements include 5th Jew in Salome in both Hamburg and Brisbane, Il Frate in Essen, Inigo Gomez in L’heure Espagnole and Zuniga in Carmen in Vienna, Sparafucile in Rigoletto in Perth and a return to Bremen as Don Quichotte.

2016/17/18 seasons include The Nose at Neue Oper in Vienna and in Budapest; Osmin Entführung, Alaska Wolf Joe in Mahoganny, Ermione and Candide  in Rostock; Baruch’s Schweigen” and Pallas Athene weint in Vienna. Albert Herring and Faust in Florence. Tschik in Hagen and Werther and Lady Macbeth from Mtsensk  in Klagenfurt.

 Representation in Europe, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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