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
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 Monostratos
D. Schostakowitsch Die Nase Iwan, Pjotr Fjodorowitsch
S. Sondheim A Little Night Music Mr. Erlanson
R. Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos Tanzmeister


J. S. Bach Weihnachtsoratorium – evangelist
R. Keiser Markuspassion – evangelist
J. Haydn Die Schöpfung – tenor
J. Haydn Die Jahreszeiten – Lukas


Lorin Wey

In the 2016/17 season, 26 year-old Swiss tenor Lorin Wey will be heard as Meletos in Ernst Krenek’s dodecaphonic opera “Pallas Athene weint” with the Neue Oper Wien under the direction of Walter Kober, and also appears as the Prince in the European Premiere of the 10-year old (!) Alma Deutscher’s Opera, “Cinderella” at the Casino Baumgarten in Vienna.  He will also make his debut in June 2017 as Tanzmeister in a David Hermann production of Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos at the Theatre National de Lorraine in Nancy, France.

In the past years, Wey has taken part in several contemporary compositions: repeatedly with the Neue Oper Wien (2014 as Lawyer in Sir H. Birtwistle’s “Punch and Judy”; 2015 as Iwan in D. Schostakowitschs “Nos”) he debuted at the Stadttheater Fürth/D (Bruder in E. Milch-Sheriff’s “Baruchs Schweigen”) and sang three World Premiers (2013 as Tenor soloist in F. Reithner’s “Critical Mass” in the Jesuitenkirche in Vienna, 2014 als 2. Künder in the Opera “In Gottes Namen” by G. Mancusi, as part of the International Opernwerkstatt Schloss Laubach/Hessen, 2016 as Evangelist in G. Mancusi’s “Saint John’s Passion” in the Kalvarienbergkirche in Vienna).

He is also a regular guest soloist at the Bühne Baden (2015 as Mr. Erlanson in S. Sondheim’s “A Little Night Music”, and as Detectiv Fox in B. Binder’s “In 80 Tagen um die Welt”; 2016 as Sancho/Philippe in F. Lehár’s “Frasquita”).

In addition to opera, he is – aside from his active concert work, which comprises works of all eras and styles, Lorin is especially at home with the repertoire of J.S. Bach and the Viennese classical repertoire – and regularly performs as the tenor soloist in the most renowned churches in Vienna (Augustinerkirche, Jesuitenkirche, 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 KS Gabriele Sima and KS 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.