"With a plaintive interpretation of ‚Gott, welch Dunkel hier‘, which was deeply emotional, Wolfgang Schwaninger’s round, heroic tenor overwhelmed the audience with his fine differentiations as Florestan." (Das Opernglas)
After studying voice with Marty Beck (Karlsruhe), Prof. Martha Sharp (Mozarteum Salzburg), Jean Cox, Anna Reynolds and Prof. Jan Hammar (Nürnberg), Wolfgang Schwaninger was engaged to the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in München, where he sang Tamino, Belmonte, Don Jose, Duca, Hoffmann and others. Guest engagements led him to Dresden, Leipzig, Japan, USA and Canada. 2007 he made his debut at the Tyrolean Festival Erl as Loge in Rheingold, in October 2007 as Siegmund in Die Walküre at the Theater Trier and in February 2008 he sang for the first time the title part in Tristan und Isolde at the Stadttheater Münster. In October 2009 followed his debut as Walter von Stolzing (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) at the Theater in Hildesheim. In 2009 the Opernwelt magazine nominated him for the Singer of the Year Award for his portrayal of Les contes d`Hoffmann and Mahagonny .
In 2010 he sang the Korean premiere of Alban Berg`s Lulu at the National Opera in Seoul. 2011 he was Paul in Die Tote Stadt in Regensburg. In Augsburg he could already be heard as Florestan in Beethoven`s Fidelio and sang Tristan and Jim Mahoney in 2010/11. The past season he performed Florestan in Fidelio at the Theater Hof and Paul in Die tote Stadt in Hof as well as in Bayreuth. In summer 2013 he sang Siegmund in Taipeh in Die Walküre.