Carl Thiemt


Carl Thiemt began his musical career in the Dresden children’s and boy’s choirs. Even before his vocal studies, he explored many different musical styles and vocal techniques, such as Indian music and over-and undertone singing. He then studied music at the TU Dresden and began his training as a countertenor with Steve Wächter in 2008. From 2009 he studied at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden. He made his operatic debut in September 2011 in the role of Anfinomo (Countertenor) in the opera Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria/ The Return of Ulysses in Scheidegg under the baton of Wolfgang Schmid/ production by Alexander Irmer. In 2012 he could be seen and heard at, amongst others, TONLAGEN- the Dresden Festival for Contemporary Music.

In 2012 he also continued his vocal studies under Christiane Bach-Röhr, and in March 2013 changed to the baritone register, in order to increase his repertoire. In 2013 he worked together with Sarah Maria Sun, Richard Röbel, Hans-Joachim Hespos, Gerhard Stäbler and Thomas Hanzlik (CZ). Following a master class with Thomas Thomaschke, he sang the part of Papageno (Baritone) at two concerts at Festival Mitte Europa in the summer of 2015. His exploration of contemporary music has now become one of the main pillars of his work. He collaborates on a regular basis with composers of contemporary music and is also an active composer himself.