Der Sänger zwinght mit Klängen,
was störrig, stumpf und wild;
es spiegelt in Gesängen
die Welt sich göttlich mild. Joseph von Eichendorff


Julian Orlishausen received his musical training in his early childhood at Windsbach Boys Choir. After graduation of school he began to study singing at the University of Music in Würzburg with Prof. Endrik Wottrich, where he graduated first with a diploma for concert and music theater and than with a concert class exam. Already during his studies he had remarkable successes at different competitions such as the National Singing Competition in Berlin and the International Singing Competition "Neue Stimmen" of the Bertelsmann Foundation in Gütersloh.

In 2009 he made his debut as Périchaud in "La Rondine" by Puccini at the Leipzig Opera. This was followed by numerous successful engagements at important opera houses and festivals. Among those you find the Staatstheater Kassel where he appeared in the role of „Der Narr" in the opera "Das geheime Königreich" by Ernst Krenek, the Theater Chemnitz as Marcello in "La Boheme" by Puccini, Graf von Eberbach in "Der Wildschütz" by Albert Lortzing, Sharpless in "Madama Butterfly" by Puccini and Orff´s „Carmina Burana". He appeared at the Tiroler Festspiele Erl, where he sung Angelotti in "Tosca" by Puccini and Wolfram in Wagner´s „Tannhäuser", at the International Gluck Opera Festival Nuremberg as Paroclus in Gluck's opera „Iphigenia in Aulis" and at the Vienna Volksoper, where he had great success in the recent years as Edwin in "Csárdásfürstin" of Kálmán, Dr. Falke in "Die Fledermaus" of Johann Strauss, Juan in Hans Werner Henze´s opera "Das Wundertheater", Morales in "Carmen" by Bizet and also as Graf von Eberbach.

Besides the opera the young artist works in many concerts. He appeared in numerous major concert halls, including the Liederhalle Stuttgart, the German Opera Berlin, the Pollack Hall of McGill University in Montreal / Canada, the Philharmonie Bamberg, Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Nikolaisaal Potsdam, the Philharmonie am Gasteig Munich, the Meistersingerhalle in Nuremberg,St. Gumbertus in Ansbach, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Herkulessaal in the Munich Residenz and the Berlin Philharmonie.

He worked with renowned orchestras such as the Würzburg Philharmonic, the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, the Bruckner Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, the Potsdam Chamber Academy, the Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Dresden Philharmonic, the State Opera Orchestra Stuttgart, the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphony, Deutsche Sinfonie Orchester (DSO) Berlin and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra under conductors such as Frank Beermann, Rolf Beck, Roger Epple, Roderich Kreile, Michael Sanderling, Daniel Klajner, Rudolf Bibl, Alfred Eschwé, Philippe Auguin, Lothar Koenigs and Gustav Kuhn.

The highlights of his recent performances include Orff's "Carmina Burana" with the Munich Symphony at the Philharmonie am Gasteig Munich, Bach's "Magnificat" and Mozart's "C-Minor Mass" with the Bamberg Symphony at the Philharmonie Bamberg, Bach´s "Christmas Oratorio" with the Dresdner Kreuzchor and the Dresden Philharmonic at the Berlin Philharmonie, Bach´s "St. John Passion" with the Windsbach boys Choir and the Kammervirtuosen Berlin under Martin Lehmann in the Herkulessaal Munich, the opening concert of the festival "Franconian Summer" with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra again in Nürnberg´s Meistersingerhalle, as well as the opening concert of the Händel Festspiele Halle in 2015 with the Dresdner Kreuzchor. Further he gave his highly acclaimed debut at the Musikalische Komödie Leipzig as Graf von Eberbach in "Der Wildschütz“ and at the Staatsoper Stuttgart with the "Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen" of Gustav Mahler together with the Stuttgart Ballet in a choreography by Maurice Béjart. Also he returned to the Vienna Volksoper where he sung Sid in "Albert Herring" by Benjamin Britten in a direction of Brigitte Fassbaender. Other highlights 2015/2016 were a Japantourne with the Seefestspiele Mörbisch as Falke in "Die Fledermaus" and his debut as Vater in "Hänsel and Gretel" by Humperdinck at Oper Leipzig with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra under GMD Ulf Schirmer. Just recently he gave his debut at the Opéra National de Lyon in Zemlinsky´s „Der Kreidekreis“ as Tschang Ling conducted by Lother Koenigs in a production of Richard Brunel.

The young baritone compressed his vocal and artistic work in various master classes with Prof. Cheryl Studer, Luba Orgonasova, Ruth Ziesak, Francisco Araiza, Grace Bumbry, Edda Moser and Gerold Huber, with whom he enjoyed a close artistic collaboration. So they were recently appearing together with Schubert's "Winterreise", in Tuscany Hall of the Würzburg Residence and the "Faust Scenes" by Robert Schumann in Munich.

Current and future opera engagements lead him to the Leipzig Opera in the role of the 1. Nazarener in "Salome" by Richard Strauss and again as Father in „Hänsel und Gretel“ under GDM Ulf Schirmer and the Gewandhaus Orchestra. Further he will appear as Biterolf in Tannhäuser at the Tiroler Festspiele Erl with Gustav Kuhn.

Concerts provide him to the Dresdner Kreuzchor and the Tiroler Festspiele with Bach´s "St. Matthew Passion" and with the Windsbacher Boy´s Choir to the Brandenburgische Sommerkonzerte.




Bizet: Escamillo in „Carmen“, Morales / Dancairo Britten: Sid in „Albert Herring“ Gluck: Patroclus in „Iphigenie in Aulis“ Händel: Ariodate in „Serse“ Henze: Juan Castrado in „Das Wundertheater“ Humperdinck: Vater in „Hänsel und Gretel“ Kálmán: Edwin in „Csárdásfürstin“Krenek: Narr in „Das geheime Königreich“ Lortzing: Graf von Eberbach in „Der Wildschütz“, Zar Peter der Erste in „Zar und Zimmermann“ Mozart: Don Giovanni in „Don Giovanni“, Papageno / Sprecher / 2. Geharnischter in „Die Zauberflöte“, Conte d´Almaviva / Figaro in „Le Nozze di Figaro“, Guglielmo in „Cosi fan Tutte“ O. Strauß: Hagen in „Die lustigen Nibelungen“ Puccini: Marcello in „La Boheme“, Sharpless in „Madame Butterfly“, Rabonnier/Perichaud in „La Rondine“, Angelotti in „Tosca“ J.Strauss: Eisenstein / Dr. Falke in „Die Fledermaus“ Thelemann: Sokrates in „Der geduldige Sokrates“ Verdi: Posa in „Don Carlos“, Wolf-Ferrari: Ottavio in „Le donne curiose“ Wagner: Wolfram von Eschenbach / Biterolf in „Tannhäuser“ Zemlinsky: Tschang Ling in „Der Kreidekreis“


Bach: „Matthäus-Passion“ Arien, Jesus, „Johannes-Passion“ Arien, Jesus, „Weihnachtsoratorium“, „H-Moll Messe“, „Magnificat“ Ph.E.Bach: „Magnificat“ Beethoven: „9.Sinfonie“ Brahms: „Ein deutsches Requiem“ Bruckner: „Messe in f-moll“, „Messe in d-moll“ Duruflé: „Requiem“ Fauré: „Requiem“ Haydn: „Die Jahreszeiten“, „Schöpfung“ Raphael / Adam, Händel: „Messias“, „Utrechter Te Deum“ Mahler: „Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen“, F. Martin: „In Terra Pax“ Bass und Bariton, Mendelssohn: „Elias“ Elias, „Paulus“ Paulus Mozart: Messe in c-moll, u. div. Messen, Orff: „Carmina Burana“ Rossini: „Petite messe solennelle“, Saints-Saens: „Weihnachtsoratorium“ Schubert: div. Messen, Schumann: Faust in „Faust Szenen“, „Der Rose Pilgerfahrt“


div. Liederprogramme u.a. mit dem Begleiter Gerold Huber darunter die bekannten Zyklen: Winterreise, Die schöne Müllerin, Schwanengesang, Dichterliebe, An die ferne Geliebte, sowie div. gemischte Liedprogramme


Foto: Copyright © Zoltán Vancsó

Foto: Copyright © Zoltán Vancsó

Foto: Copyright © Zoltán Vancsó