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The Austrian baritone has been honored in October 2016 for his artistic achievements by »opera+«- in particular for his outstanding performances as Hamlet (Nationaltheatre Ostrava). His Hamlet was the reason why he won - as the first Austrian opera-singer - the Czech Thalia Award. This prize had been given on March 25, 2017 - as the committee called it - to the »best opera singer of the year«. 
Only recently the jury of critics’ of the Prague festival OPERA 2017 selected Weinhappel among all the artists of 18 productions of the festival and awarded him the »Libuska for the extraordinary interpretation of the role« of Hamlet. The »Libuska« is the second most important Czech opera award after the Thalia Award.

He is not only engaged in his favourite subject opera, but also in the genres operetta, musical and song. His musical talent was discovered rather early. When he was eight years old, he had his first singing lessons with the Wiener Sängerknaben (Vienna Boys' Choir) and went on tour as their alto soloist in the USA, South America, Canada, Germany, England and Sweden.

Weinhappel attended the university of music and performing arts Vienna and graduated with honors, he obtained the degree Master of Arts. Among his master's classes professors and singing lessons instructors were personalities such as Eva Blahova, Barbara Bonney, Walter Berry or Gundula Janowitz. Thomas Weinhappel won several international singing contests.

In Michael Haneke's award-winning film »The Piano Teacher« Thomas Weinhappel sang songs from Schubert's »Winterreise«; the film was awarded in Cannes with three golden palm trees. Since that time his special interest applies to lied. His wide repertoire includes the great cycles of Schubert and contemporary composers songs.

His concert work includes, inter alia, following performances: Wiener Konzerthaus, Walt Disney Hall (Los Angeles), Esplanade Concert Hall (Singapore), Symphony Center (Chicago), National Arts Centre (Ottawa), Carinthian Summer Moscow (Kremlin) and St. Petersburg as well as Japan, USA, Australia, Venezuela, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland and Turkey. Furthermore, recitals took him to London, accompanied by Roger Vignoles. 

After his debut at the »Bregenzer Festspiele 2016« and in »Madame Pompadour« (21.1.2017) he performed Tarquinius in Britten's  »The rape of Lucretia« (16.2.2017) in the National Opera House of Ostrava (CZ). In 2018 he'll sing Hamlet at the National Opera House of Pilsen.


 

  E N G A G E M E N T S


Directors
Otto Schenk, Christoph Schlingensief, Josef E. Köpplinger, uvm.

  AustriaWiener StaatsoperMusikverein WienOpernfestspiele St.Margarethen und BregenzOper Klosterneuburg, Schlossspiele Laxenburg, Lockenhaus, KirchstettenOpern Air Gars am KampStadttheater BregenzKlagenfurtBadenNeue Oper Wien

  SwitzerlandLuzern KKL, Theater St. Gallen, Stadttheater Bern

  Germany: Bayerische Staatsoper, Thalia Theater Hamburg, Renaissance Theater BerlinFestival Luisenburg

  SpainTeatro Mira Madrid, Zaragoza, Toledo, Alicante

  FranceOpéra de Massy - ParisThéâtre Montansier de Versailles

  Czech RepublicAnton Dvorak Nationaltheater Ostrau, Estates Theatre Prague

  SingapureEsplanade Concert Hall Singapore

  CanadaNational Arts Centre Ottawa, Ontario, Toronto

  USA: Los Angeles Walt Disney Hall, Chicago Symphony Center


 

  R E P E R T O I R E


The following list offers  links to video-samples


 
Hamlet 
Hamlet / A. Thomas

 Conte Almaviva  Le nozze di Figaro / W.A. Mozart

 Don Giovanni – Don Giovanni / W.A. Mozart

 Guglielmo – Così fan tutte / W.A. Mozart

 Papageno – Die Zauberflöte / W.A. Mozart

  
Figaro 
– Il Barbiere di Siviglia / G. Rossini

 
Escamillo 
Carmen / G. Bizet

 Dr. Falke – Die Fledermaus / J. Strauss Sohn

 
Graf Danilo 
  Merry widow / F. Léhar

 
Herr Fluth
 – Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor / O. Nicolai

 Graf Homonay 
– Der Zigeunerbaron / J. Strauss Sohn

 Tarquinius – The Rape of Lucretia / B. Britten

  Rodrigo, Marchese di Posa – Don Carlo / G. Verdi

 



    
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CONGRATULATIONS
 

November 15th, 2017 

The governor of Lower-Austria,
Mrs. Mikl-Leitner,
compliments on winning the Libuska-Award

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Critics' choice award
»Libuska«

Prague - Festival OPERA
November 2017

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TV Interview
Prague - Festival OPERA
November 2017

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VIDEO - PORTRAIT 

»  . . . breathing life into a role «
on behalf of OKTO-TV 

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Winterreise
by Franz Schubert
December 22nd, 2017
Vienna, Wipplingerstraße 8
Altes Rathaus
Auner Quartett

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Hamlet
 

by Ambroise Thomas

New Stage Theatre Pilsen (CZ)
January 20th, 2018 

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The Rape of Lucretia
by Benjamin Britten

Staatsoper Prag (CZ)
May 19th, 2018 

Nationaltheater Ostrau (CZ) 
May 17th, 2018

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CONGRATULATIONS
 

September 4th, 2017 

The governor of Lower-Austria,
Mrs. Mikl-Leitner,
compliments Thomas Weinhappel
on winning the Thalia-Award

Interview May 2017

Interview April 2017

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First Austrian winner of the
Thalia Award

March 25th, 2017

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Interview


March 23rd, 2017

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