Composer Opera Role
L. v. Beethoven Fidelio Jaquino
B. Binder/P. Singer In 80 Tagen um die Welt Detective Fox
H. Birtwistle Punch and Judy Lawyer
B. Britten The Prodigal Son Younger son
J. Haydn Orlando Paladino Pasquale
F. Lehár Frasquita Sancho, Philippe
R. Leoncavallo Pagliacci Beppe, Arlecchino
G. Mancusi In Gottes Namen 2. Künder
E. Milch-Sheriff Baruchs Schweigen Bruder
C. Millöckner Der Bettelstudent Symon
W. A. Mozart Die Entführung aus dem Serail Pedrillo
Die Zauberflöte Monostatos
E. N. von Reznicek Benzin Funker
D. Shostakovich The Nose Ivan (Kovalyov’s valet), Piotr Fyodorovich
S. Sondheim A Little Night Music Mr. Erlanson
R. Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos Tanzmeister
G. Verdi Otello Roderigo
R. Wagner Das Rheingold Mime


J. S. Bach, Weihnachtsoratorium – Evangelist
R. Keiser, Markuspassion – Evangelist
J. Haydn, Die Schöpfung – Tenor
J. Haydn, Die Jahreszeiten – Lukas
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major op. 52, “Lobgesang” – Tenor


Lorin Wey

28-year-old Swiss tenor Lorin Wey joined the ensemble of the Theater Bielefeld at the beginning of the 2017/18 season. His engagements at the house this season include Mime in a new production of “Das Rheingold”, Monostatos in “The Magic Flute”, and Roderigo in Verdi's “Otello”. He also performs the roles of Pasquale in Haydn's “Orlando Palando” and Funker in Emil Nikolaus Reznicek's “Benzin”, a Weimar-era Zeitoper which only received its first performances during the last decade. In March 2018, Lorin appears with the Bielefeld Philharmonic as the tenor soloist in Mendelssohn's “Lobgesang” symphony.

In 2016/17, he sang Meletos in Ernst Krenek’s dodecaphonic opera “Pallas Athene weint” at the Neue Oper Wien, and appeared as the Prince in the European premiere of “Cinderella” at the Casino Baumgarten in Vienna. His performance in this opera by the 10-year-old British prodigy Alma Deutscher subsequently featured in the BBC documentary “Finding Cinderella”, which was broadcast in Summer 2017. In June 2017, he made his debut as the Tanzmeister in a David Hermann production of Richard Strauss's “Ariadne auf Naxos” at the Theatre National de Lorraine in Nancy, France.

In recent years, Lorin has appeared in several modern and contemporary operas. With the Neue Oper Wien, he performed the role of the Lawyer in a 2014 production of Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s “Punch and Judy”, and Kovalyov's valet Ivan in Shostakovich's “The Nose” in 2015. His debut at the Stadttheater Fürth took place with the role of Bruder in Israeli contemporary composer Ella Milch-Sheriff’s chamber opera “Baruchs Schweigen”. He has also performed three world premieres: as tenor soloist in Florian Reithner’s “Critical Mass” at the Jesuitenkirche in Vienna in 2013, as Second Announcer in Guido Mancusi's  opera “In Gottes Namen” at the International Opernwerkstatt Schloss Laubach 2014, and as Evangelist in Guido Mancusi’s “Saint John’s Passion” at the Kalvarienbergkirche in Vienna in 2016.

Lorin is a regular guest soloist at the Bühne Baden, having appeared as Mr. Erlanson in Stephen Sondheim’s “A Little Night Music” in 2015, as Detective Fox in Beppo Binder’s “In 80 Tagen um die Welt” in 2015, and as Sancho/Philippe in Lehár’s “Frasquita” in 2016.

In addition to opera, Lorin is an active and regular concert performer in music of all eras and styles, and especially the works of J.S. Bach and the Viennese classical repertoire. He has regularly been a tenor soloist in Vienna's grandest churches (Augustinerkirche, Jesuitenkirche and Imperial Chapel, among others).

The young tenor Lorin Wey was born into a Swiss-American family of musicians in Bern, Switzerland in 1990. After beginning his musical education with the Vienna Boys’ Choir and completing his Bachelor of Arts in Musicology with distinction, he studied solo singing as well as song and oratorio with Gabriele Sima and Elena Filipova at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna.

Photo Credit:  Neue Oper Wien - Armin Bardel


May 23, 2017

Soprano Beate Ritter and tenor Lorin Wey debut in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos at the Opéra National de Lorraine, Nancy.

Soprano Beate Ritter and tenor Lorin Wey make their house and role debuts in Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos at the Opéra National de Lorraine in Nancy singing the roles of Zerbinetta and Tanzmeister on June 6, 2017!
The production is conducted by Rani Calderon and directed by David Hermann.
Further performances: 8./11./13./15 June 2017.

October 25, 2016

Tenor Lorin Wey and Baritone Kristjan Johannesson star in Ernst Krenek’s Pallas Athene weint with Neue Oper Wien

Tenor Lorin Wey and Baritone Kristjan Johannesson appear in Ernst Krenek’s Pallas Athene weint with the Neue Oper Wien at the Museumsquartier, Vienna. The production, which is conducted by Walter Kobera and directed by Christoph Zauner, opens on Tuesday, 25th October 2016 and will run until Saturday, 29th October 2016.