One of the leading lyric tenors of his generation, Norman Reinhardt graduated from Houston Grand Opera’s Young Artist Studio. He has enjoyed a continued relationship with the company, appearing in numerous productions, including Fidelio, Béatrice et Bénédict, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Idomeneo, Don Pasquale, Così fan tutte and Otello.
Norman Reinhardt made his Salzburg Festival debut at Whitsun 2016 as Tony in West Side Story. Engagements in 2016/17 included Pollione (Norma) at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris and at the Baden-Baden Autumn Festival and Leicester in Rossini’s Elisabetta, regina d’Inghilterra at the Theater an der Wien and in a concert performance in Versailles. At the 2017 Salzburg Whitsun Festival he may be heard as Lurcanio (Ariodante) and as Rodrigo in a concert performance of La donna del lago.
During the 2015/16 season Norman Reinhardt appeared as Lensky in Houston, as Tamino in Madrid, as Nemorino in Kansas City and Hamburg, as Arturo (La straniera) at the Theater an der Wien and as Tom Rakewell (The Rake’s Progress) with Utah Opera in Salt Lake City and at the Berlin State Opera. He finished the season with performances of Verdi’s Requiem with the Chorus and Orchestra of the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon.
From 2009 to 2012 Norman Reinhardt was a member of the Leipzig Opera, where he sang all the major lyric tenor roles under Ulf Schirmer, including Tamino, Ferrando, Count Almaviva, Alfredo and Don Ottavio. In 2013 he stepped in at the last minute to sing Tamino on the opening night of the Bregenz Festival. Other important engagements have included Des Grieux (Manon) and Fritz (La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein) at the Basel Theatre, Jack O’Brien (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny) at the Berlin State Opera and Alfredo (La traviata) in Lille. He has also appeared in major roles in San Francisco, Santa Fe, Central City, Boston, Denver, Madrid, Tel Aviv, Düsseldorf and Palermo as well as for Garsington Opera.
Among the conductors with whom Norman Reinhardt has worked are Diego Fasolis, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Gustavo Dudamel, Patrick Summers, Paolo Arrivabeni, James Conlon, Michael Hofstetter, Harry Bicket, Stephen Lord, Ulf Schirmer, Jesús López-Cobos, Axel Kober, William Lacey, Anthony Bramall and Matthias Foremny. He has also worked with many of the world’s leading opera directors.
Current as of May 2017