Terry Wey

Terry Wey (c) Theresa Wey

Terry Wey, for the magazine Fono Forum one of the best in his field, is a regular guest of the most important Baroque Festivals and works regularly with leading conductors of this repertoire. In 2018/19 he gives his debut at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin in Monteverdi’s Orfeo. He will return to the Deutsche Oper am Rhein with the highly successful production of Xerxes (director: Stefan Herheim) and he will be heard at the Beaux Arts Bruxelles with Cantatatanz and Nico and the Navigators. During the International Gluck Festival he will sing in Antigono in the marvelous Markgräfliches Opernhaus in Bayreuth. Together with the Akademie für Alte Musik and the Windsbacher Knabenchor he will sing concerts in Ansbach, Nürnberg and München; he will appear in Händel’s Messiah in Villars-sur-Glane as well as at the Barocktage Melk in Austria. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra Toronto engaged the singer for performances of Bach’s Matthäus-Passion.

In 2017/18 his concert engagements included concerts at Bachakademie Stuttgart, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Wiener Konzerthaus and at Schleswig Holstein Festival. In the opera field Terry Wey appeared in the new production of Jephtha at Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, in the new production of Incoronazione di Poppea at Nationaltheater Mannheim and he returned to the Händelfestspiele Karlsruhe with Semele.

In spring 2017 Deutsche Harmonia Mundi released his first Solo-CD Pace e Guerra with Bach Consort Wien and Ruben Dubrovsky conducting, achieving enthusiastic critical acclaim.

The most important recent engagements include Handel/Vinci‘s Didone abbandonata in Schwetzingen, Rinaldo in Brüssel and Paris under Riccardo Minasi, Teseo at Händel Festival Karlsruhe, Israel in Egypt under Thomas Hengelbrock at Salzburg Festival and Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Oberon in Britten‘s Midsummer Night’s Dream at Komische Oper Berlin, Stefan Herheim‘s fantastic Xerxes at Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf, Bach‘s Johannes-Passion in Cleveland, Written on Skin and Giulio Cesare at Oper Bonn, Niobe with Boston Early Music Festival at Radio Bremen and on CD, US-debut in both Bach Passions in Seattle, Bach‘s Mass b-minor with Marc Minkowski conducting at Wiener Musikverein, Bernstein‘s Chichester Psalms at Berliner Musikfest, Porpora‘s Polifemo in Schwetzingen, Ruggiero in Alcina at Händel Festival Halle, Partenope at Händel Festival Karlsruhe and at Theater an der Wien under Christophe Rousset, Cavalli‘s La Didone with Les Arts Florissants and William Christie, Scarlatti‘s Marco Attilio Regolo in Schwetzingen, Jommellis Betulia Liberata with Riccardo Muti at Salzburger Pfingstfestspiele, Recital at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and Gala of the Four Countertenors in Versailles.

Terry Wey was born in 1985 into a Swiss-American family of musicians and received his vocal training as a soloist with the Wiener Sängerknaben with Silvija V. Purchar as later with Kurt Equiluz and Christine Schwarz in Vienna. Through first appearances with the Clemencic Consort and as a young winner of several competitions he quickly connected to the international opera and concert scene. Under conductors such as William Christie, Thomas Hengelbrock, Marc Minkowski, Riccardo Muti, Christophe Rousset, Vaclav Luks, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Ruben Dubrovsky and Michael Hofstetter and orchestras with historic instrument as the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, Les Arts Florissants, Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble or the Bach Consort Wien he was a guest in major concert halls and opera houses, including the Musikverein in Vienna, Barbican Centre London, Lincoln Center New York, Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Teatro Real Madrid, Teatro Real in Madrid, Theater an der Wien, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Théâtre des Champs Elysées Paris, Schubertiade Hohenems, Stuttgart State Opera, Wigmore Hall London.

Besides the Solo-CD Pace e Guerra current CD recordings include Steffani’s Niobe with Philippe Jaroussky, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with Valer Barna-Sabadus and Bach’s Mass in B minor under Marc Minkowski.


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