“One role was magnificently characterized, largely because it was the best sung: Florestan by Endrik Wottrich (making his very welcome Covent Garden début). From the back of the darkened stage at the beginning of Act 2 he managed magnificently to convey his desperation and sehnsucht lifted only by his vision of the "Engel Leonora". Wottrich transformed the routine into the remarkable, and from that moment the production took on a new life.” Fidelio, Covent Garden; The Times.
Endrik Wottrich is among the important tenors of his generation and an internationally renown Wagner-Singer, who has appeared regularly at the Bayreuth Festival. Among his most important roles are Walther von Stolzing (Bayreuth Festival, Aalto Theater Essen, State Opera Stuttgart, Opera Leipzig); Parsifal (Bayreuth Festival); Siegmund (Semperoper Dresden, Bayreuth Festival, Opera Stockholm, New National Theatre Toyko); Erik (New National Theatre Tokyo, Teatro Real, Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Covent Garden) and Tannhäuser (Teatro alla Scala); Florestan (Covent Garden); Tambourmajor (Teatro alla Scala, New National Theatre Tokyo, Bavarian State Opera, Covent Garden); Lohengrin (Tampere) und Bacchus (Vienna Volksoper). In 2011 he made is successful debut as Samson at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, which he also sang at the Nationaltheater Mannheim. In Berlin 2013 he will be singing his first Énée in Les Troyens. In Mannheim he sings Siegmund in the new production of Achim Freyer of Walküre in 2012. In May 2012 he was Erik in Der fliegende Holländer at the Vienna States Opera follwed by Lohengrin in Wiesbaden. In autumn 2012 he returned to Vienna singing Florestan in Fidelio. In May 2013 he was heard as Rienzi in a concert of Rheingold at the Münchner Philharmonie.