German baritone Günter Papendell hails from Krefeld and since the 2007/08 season has been with the Komische Oper Berlin.
He has had numerous national and international engagements as a concert singer with such distinguished artists as Sir Simon Rattle, Helmut Deutsch and Stefan Vladar and with ensembles such as the Bayerischer Rundfunk, the Kölner Rundfunk, and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. He has been a guest singer at diverse German opera houses including the Aalto-Theater in Essen, the Semperoper Dresden, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, the Staatstheater of Nuremberg and Mainz, the Nationaltheater of Weimar and Mannheim, the Staatsoper and Gärtnerplatztheater of Munich and the theatres in Dortmund, Bonn, Bremen and Gelsenkirchen.
His repertoire, along with a large collection of lieder evenings and oratorio works, includes parts such as Odysseus by Monteverdi, Don Giovanni, Figaro, Germont, Marquis Posa, Escamillo, Marcello, Pollux (Rameau), Gianni Schicchi, Förster in Das schlaue Füchslein, Demetrius, Mary (Zimmermann) and since the 2016/17 season Yevgeniy Onegin, Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Jason (in Reimann's Medea).
In the last season he gave his debuts in such opera masterpieces like Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande (in the role of Golaud) and Shostakovitch's The Nose.
In this season he will perform as Marcello in Barrie Kosky's new staging at the Komische Oper Berlin and give his debut in the role of Pelléas at the famous Semperoper in Dresden.