The upcoming season has many exciting projects in store for David Steffens.

At the Stuttgart State Opera he is going to perform as Caspar in Carl Maria von Weber’s “The Marksman” – after his festival summer in Bregenz he will bring this role also to his home stage. Two role debuts are going to follow: In October he will sing his first Jochanaan in Richard Strauss’ “Salome”. Easter 2025 will mark his debut as Gurnemanz in Richard Wagner’s “Parsifal”, one of the pinnacles in the bass repertoire.

In January 2025 he was reinvited to the State Opera Berlin as Baron Ochs in Richard Strauss’ “Rosenkavalier”.

Lieder recitals with Josef Hader and Yvonne Gesler at the Konzerthaus Vienna and a ballad evening with the pianist Akemi Murakami at Nymphenburg Castle in Munich also bring two new recital programmes.

On the concert podium he is going to perform along the Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich with Handel’s Messiah, Mozarts Requiem und Mahler’s 8th Symphony at the Great Hall of the Vienna Musikverein and other venues in Austria. Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe’s Faust lead him back to Madrid and the Spanish National Orchestra.

All performance dates…

The upcoming season brings some exciting new roles for David Steffens.
Besides Baron Ochs (Rosenkavalier) the works of Richard Wagner form the main point of interest: debuts as Fasolt (Rheingold) and King Marke (Tristan) and a reencounter with King Heinrich (Lohengrin). Sarastro, the Commendatore in Don Giovanni and a debut as Pimen (Boris Godunov) make the season complete.

The upcoming season brings several exciting role debuts for David Steffens. He is going to begin the operatic season in September as Oroveso in Norma and Escamillo in Carmen.

He is going to sing King Heinrich in Lohengrin and the King in Prokofjev’s Love to Three Oranges.

Besides appearing again as Sarastro in Stuttgart, he is also going to perform this role in Santiago de Chile. Roles like the Hermit in Weber’s Freischütz and Monterone in Rigoletto round up this very interesting season.

In the upcoming summer 2019 David Steffens is going to return to the Salzburg Festival.

In a new production of George Enescu’s Œdipe he is going to sing the High Priest with Christopher Maltman as Œdipe and John Tomlinson as Thirésias. Ingo Metzmacher conducts the Vienna Philharmonics and Achim Freyer stages this rarity.

David Steffens is also part of Romeo Castellucci’s highly acclaimed production of Salome under the baton of Franz Welser Möst.


The schedule for the upcoming season 2018/2019 is now online. David Steffens continues to be a member of the ensemble at Stuttgart State Opera and will perform as Ein Eremit (Freischütz), 1st Nazarener (Salome), Angelotti (Tosca) and Bonzo (Madama Butterfly). He will further appear in a song recital at the Opera.

As guest he will return as Osmin to Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Dusseldorf. In spring he will give his debut as Kaspar (Freischütz) at Opéra national du Rhin in Strasbourg. Furthermore he will be the Baron Ochs (Rosenkavalier) at Chemnitz Opera.

He will be on tour with the Kammerorchester Basel under the baton of Giovanni Antonini in a concert production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Erwin Schrott, where he sings the Commendatore and Masetto at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie and the Théâtre des Champs Elysées.