Endrik Wottrich is a wonderful singer and talented actor, who started his career with roles like Tamino, Alfredo, Andres, Jaquino and David in Amsterdam, Vienna, Dresden, Stuttgart, Milano, Madrid, Wiesbaden and Bayreuth. He had studied the violin and voice in Würzburg and finished at Juilliard in New York. After his stage debut as Cassio he was engaged by Daniel Barenboim to the State Opera Berlin.
Endrik quickly made a great career as Wagner singer. At the Bayreuth Festival he sang Junger Seemann and David (1996-2000); Froh (2001,-2004); Erik (2003, 2005, 2006); Walther von Stolzing (2001, 2002); Parsifal (2004) and Siegmund (2006-2009).
Guest performances include: Walther von Stolzing (Essen, Stuttgart); Siegmund (Semperoper Dresden, Opera Stockholm, New National Theatre Toyko); Tannhäuser (Teatro alla Scala); Erik (New National Theatre, Teatro Real, Bavarian State Opera, Vienna State Opera); Florestan (Covent Garden); Tambourmajor (Teatro alla Scala, New National Theatre, Bavarian State Opera, Covent Garden); Lohengrin (Tampere); Siegfried (excerpts from Götterdämmerung in concert in Madrid). In 2011 he made his successful debut as Samson at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and sang the role again at the Nationaltheater Mannheim. There he gave Siegmund in Walküre in 2012. In May 2012 he was Erik in Der fliegende Holländer at the Vienna States Opera follwed by Lohengrin in Wiesbaden. Then he returned to Vienna singing Florestan in Fidelio. In 2013 he will be giving his debute as Énée in Les Troyens at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. And he will be Siegmund again in Die Walküre in Mannheim. Planned are L’Africaine and Le Prophète. In May 2013 he will be heard as Rienzi in a concert of Rheingold at the Münchner Philharmonie.
Capriccio said about his Erik at Covent Garden: “Her jealous lover Erik was played by Endrik Wottrich (…) in brilliant voice, the burnished sound not showing a hint of strain or stridency, sounding always manful and heroic. Really ideal then: he`d surely be a great Siegfried - he seemed underutilised here!”
Wottrich is also a much sought after concert performer. He has appeared at the Carnegie Hall, the Berlin Festwochen, Bergen-Festival, Vienna Festwochen and the Schubertiade. Wottrich has worked with leading orchestras such as the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra London, the Deutschen Symphonieorchester, the Dresdner Philharmonie, the Gustav-Mahler-Youth Orchestra, MDR Symphony Orchestra Leipzig or the Rundfunkorchester Berlin.
He has worked with many important conductors, such as z.B. Claudio Abbado, Gerd Albrecht, Daniel Barenboim, Symon Bychkov, Rafael Frübeck de Burgos, Riccardo Chailly, Hartmut Haenchen, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Gustav Kuhn, Riccardo Muti, Daniel Nazareth, Klauspeter Seibel, Michael Tilson Thomas, Philipphe Herreweghe und Lothar Zagrosek.
The interested audience can find many recordings with Endrik, such as Die Walküre (Opus Arte); Der Ring des Polykrates (Cpo); Der Freischütz (Teldec); Wozzeck (Teldec); Die Vögel (Decca); Die Herzogin von Chicago (Decca); Beatrice Cenci (Sony); Liszt-Lieder für Tenor (Vms); Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (DGG); Choral Fantasie (EMI).
Seit 2002 ist der Künstler Professor für Gesang an der Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg.