Wilhelm Schwinghammer is one of the most recognized basses of his young generation. His broad repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary music, and it includes the most important roles of his tessitura as Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), Leporello (Don Giovanni), Sarastro (The Magic Flute), Osmin (The abduction from the Seraglio), König Heinrich (Lohengrin), King Marke (Tristan and Isolde), Landgraf Hermann (Tannhäuser), Daland (The Flying Dutchman), wood Solt (the Rheingold), Rocco (Fidelio), Sparafucile (Rigoletto) and Orest (Elektra). In May 2018 debuted as Baron Ochs (Der Rosenkavalier) at the Stockholm Opera.
She has sung in most of the major opera houses such as Munich, Berlin, Dresden, Lyon, Milan, Vienna, Barcelona, The Angels, Washington, Chicago and Hong Kong Arts Festival. Wilhelm Schwinghammer has also gained a solid reputation as soloists and usually performs with renowned orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Bamberg Symphony, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orquesta y Concerto Köln. In opera and concerts it has been directed by Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Kirill Petrenko, Andris Nelsons, Sir Simon Rattle, Marek Janowski, Sebastian Weigle, Philippe Herreweghe, among other prestigious directors.
In 2005 She debuted at the Salzburg Festival as Dr. Grenvil in La Traviata with Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón. In 2011 he returned to the Salzburg Easter Festival with Salome, directed by Sir Simon Rattle. Sings regularly at the Bayreuth Festival, where debut triumphally 2012 como en König Heinrich Lohengrin, role he repeated in subsequent years, and in 2014 Y 2015 singing, Besides, Fasolt s Das Rheingold, with stage direction by Frank Castorf.
His recent successes include a new production of the Ring in Chicago (stage direction by David Poutney), the title role in the new production of Le Nozze di Figaro in Hamburg Stefan Herheim, Y, in the same theater, Osmin s The Abduction from the Seraglio.
Wilhelm Schwinghammer was born in Bavaria and began his musical studies with the famous Regensburger Domspatzen. He studied at the University of Berlin (University of the Arts) Harald Stamm and attended master-classes with Kurt Moll and Marjana Lipovšek. In 2003 He was admitted to the Youth Program of the Hamburg Opera and 2006 it joined the stable set of said theater. Since 2017 acts as a freelance artist. He has been awarded several times and 2009 He won the prestigious ARD Music Competition, which also he won the Audience Award.