The 52-years old performer sang in “Fidelio” and in “Samson et Dalila” at the Sofia Opera
The well-known German tenor Endrik Wottrich, known in our country most of all from his participations in the operas “Fidelio” and “Samson et Dalila” at the Sofia Opera, has died from a heart attack at 52 years in his home in Berlin on 26 April. The obituary about the unexpected and sudden death of the performer, famous on the leading stages of the world, announced the music site www.dlippedisk.com, which refers to Volksoper – Vienna.
Endrik Wottrich was born in Celle, Germany and studied violin and singing, the last one in Würzburg, after which he finished his education at Julliard School in New York.
Daniel Barenboim invited the young tenor to sing at the Berliner Staatsoper Unter den Linden in 1993. Since then, Wottrich was a frequent and very wanted guest of leading international festivals, opera stages and concert halls, among which Carnegie Hall, La Scala di Milano, where he has sung Tannhäser and other roles, Staatsoper and Volksoper in Vienna, the Royal Opera House in London, the Staatstheater in Munich, the New National Theatre – Tokyo, the Opera in Montreal and Semperoper in Dresden. He performed the roles of Parsifal in Bayreuth in 2004 and of Tannhäser in 2005 at La Scala – Milano.
Since 2005, Endrik Wottrich taught at the Academy of Music in Würzburg. He held classes at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in St. Petersburg. He gave recitals with his pianist Semyon Skigin.
A multitude of radio programmes with Abbado, Barenboim, Muti, Metha, Thielemann, Pappano and others document his artistic way. He has worked a long time with the famous Austrian Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
At the Sofia Opera Endrik Wottrich was a guest-performer with great success in the operas “Fidelio” by Beethoven and “Samson et Dalila” by Hugo de Ana, in which he was partner with our famous mezzo-soprano Nadia Krasteva.
The management of the Sofia Opera expresses deep condolences to the family and the relatives of Endrik Wottrich at the occasion of the hard loss.