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Tim Severloh


Regine Dierse

Phone: +49 40 35719380

He made his debut as Machiavelli in the world premiere of the opera “Der Jude von Malta” at the Munich Biennale (BR recording). Numerous first and world premieres followed: at the Berlin State Opera, at the Schwetzingen SWR Festival, at the Basel Theater and at the Theater an der Wien. At the Frankfurt Opera he sang the role of the Herald in the German premiere of Aribert Reimann's “Medea”. In 2017/18 he performed at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in the world premiere of Aribert Reimann’s opera "L’Invisible". In 2018/19 Tim Severloh sang the role of Camille in the world premiere of the opera “Thérèse” in a co-production of the Hamburg State Opera and the Salzburg Easter Festival.

The countertenor Tim Severloh was born in Hamburg, where he initially studied piano and musicology. He then shifted his musical focus to singing and studied voice at the Berlin University of the Arts with Harald Stamm and Ingrid Figur. In addition, he attended master classes with Paul Esswood and René Jacobs and took part in Axel Bauni's class ‘Song of the 20th Century’.

A CD with the NDR Symphony Orchestra under Christoph Eschenbach was released on the WERGO label on the occasion of Aribert Reimann's 80th birthday, on which Tim Severloh can be heard with the Reimann cycle “Eingedunkelt”. He had previously sung this song cycle as part of the Ars Musica festival of the Société Philharmonique de Bruxelles. Especially for Tim Severloh, Aribert Reimann composed the song cycle “Zeitgehöft” based on poems by P. Celan, which was premiered in Munich

Concerts with Tim Severloh on the occasion of Aribert Reimann's 70th birthday at the BR Radio Station and on Hans-Werner Henze's 80th birthday as part of the celebrations of the Bavarian State Opera should be mentioned as further highlights. On these two occasions he sang the world premieres of the works “Lamento and Dithyrambus” and “Kafka Cycle” for countertenor and cello by H. J. v. Bose, which were composed especially for Tim Severloh.

Tim Severloh repeatedly makes side-trips into the field of early music. At the WDR Festival ‘Tage Alter Musik’ in Herne he was heard as Liscone in the concert performance of the opera “La Dirindina” by D. Scarlatti. At the Rheingau Music Festival and at the Herrenchiemsee Festival, he made his debut in the role of Vargans in concert performances of Vivaldi's opera “Juditha triumphans” under Enoch zu Guttenberg. He was hired by the NDR radio station to sing the role of young Purcell as part of the radio play production “Purcell's Dream of King Arthur”. With the Dresden Philharmonic he sang the alto solo in J.S. Bach's Magnificat under Christoph Eschenbach. At the Schwetzingen SWR Festival he could be heard not only with works by A. Reimann but also with compositions by F. Couperin.

J. Adams

El Niño

3. Countertenor

L. Auerbach

Gogol (WP)

Der Richter (The Judge)

H.J. v. Bose

Verkehr mit Gespenstern (WP)


B. Britten

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Oberon (stud.)

J. Casken



P. Eötvös



Angels in America


W. Gluck

Orfeo ed Euridice


C.H. Graun



G. F. Handel



H.-W. Henze


Artemis (stud.)

P. Hindemith

Das Nusch-Nuschi

Süsülü (stud.)

M. Kagel

Mare Nostrum

Countertenor, Instr. (stud.)

B. Lang

Impostors (WP) *

Countertenor 2

Der Alte vom Berg (WP)

Countertenor 2

Haydn bricht auf (WP)


Montezuma (WP)


Der Reigen (WP, Film)


Ph. Maintz

Thérèse (WP)


J. Mattheson




Windows and Mirrors (WP) *


C. Monteverdi

Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda


The Coronation of Poppea

Ottone (stud.)

W. A. Mozart

Apollo und Hyazinthus


O. Neuwirth

Bählamm`s Fest


M. Nikodijevic

Vivier (WP)


J. Offenbach

Schöne Helena


G. Puccini


Shepherd Boy

H. Purcell

Dido und Aeneas

Spirit, Sorceress (stud.)

A. Reimann

Medea (German premiere)


L’invisible (WP)

1. Dienerin der Königin

D. Scarlatti

La Dirindina


M. Srnka

Wall (WP)*





J. Strauß

Die Fledermaus / The Bat

Orlofsky (stud.)

R. Strauss

Die Frau ohne Schatten

Hüter der Schwelle (stud.)

A. Vivaldi

Juditha Triumphans

Vagans, Holofernes (stud.)

L. Vrhunc

Doors (WP)*


A. Werner

Der Jude von Malta (WP)


H. Zender

Chief Joseph (WP)

1st Indian

*(Seven attempted Escapes from Silence)
WP = World Premiere

Th. Adés
Liedzyklus „The Lover in Winter“ dt. EA
T. Albinoni
Selected Solo Cantatas from Op. 4
J.Chr. Bach
Lamento „Ach, daß ich Wassers genug hätt“
Selected Sacred Works
J. L. Bach
Kantate „Denn du wirst meine Seele nicht in der Hölle lassen“
J.S. Bach
St John Passion
St. Matthew Passion (stud.)
Mass in B minor BWV 232
Missa in G major BWV 236
Christmas Oratorio, Cantatas 1-6
Magnificat in D major BWV 243 (Alto, 2. Soprano)
Ascension Oratorio BWV 11
Solo Cantatas BWV 35, 54, 82, 169, 170, 200
Cantatas BWV 6, 20, 40, 42, 46, 70, 74, 76, 79, 81, 90, 119
A selection of the Schemelli-Lieder
Lutheran Masses 236, (233-235 stud.)
G.B. Bassani
Weihnachtsmotette „Nascere dive puellule“
3rd Motet from Op. 12
A. Berg
Selected early songs
L. Bernstein
Chichester Psalms
J. Blow
Poor Celadon
The self-banished
Ode on the Death of Mr. Henry Purcell
Du Boisson
Plainte sur la mort de Michel Lambert
H. J. v. Bose
Abgesang fuer Countertenor und Cello (WP)
Ausflug ins Gebirge
Kafka-Cycle for Countertenor and Cello (WP)
Lamento und Dithyrambus (WP)
Invocaziones (WP)
F. Bossinensis
Selected Lute Songs
L. Boulanger
4 Songs for Mezzo-Soprano
J. Brahms
Selected Folk Songs
G. B. Brevi
O spiritus angelici, Bella Aurora
B. Britten
Liederzyklus „Tit for Tat“
„Three Devine Hymns“ nach H.Purcell
S. de Brossard
Sonitus amorum
D. Buxtehude
Solokantate „Jubilate Domino“
Solokantate „Jesu meine Freude und Lust“
Kantate für Alt und Sopran „Jesu dulcis memoria“
M. A. Charpentier
Te Deum (H.146)
Elevation „O vere, o bone“ (H. 273)
Répons (H.113, H. 117, H. 126)
Lecons de Ténèbres (H. 138, H. 139, H. 140)
F. Couperin
Leçon de ténèbres
C. Debussy
Selected Songs
J. Dowland
Selected Songs
H. Duparc
Selected Songs
G. Fauré
Selected Songs
J. W. Franck
Musikalische Andacht „Ach Herr, straf mich nicht..“
G. F. Handel
Belshazar (Cyrus)
Brockes Passion (Judas, Gläubige Seele)
Dixit Dominus
Funeral Anthem
Langue, geme, sospira, HWV 188
La Solitudine, HWV 121b
Siete rose ruggiadose, HWV 162
Dolce pur d’amor làffanno, HWV 109
Israel in Egypt, HWV 54
J.A. Hasse
Selected Arias
„Regina caeli“ in D-Dur
Salve Regina
J. Haydn
D. Krickeberg
Sieben hochanständige Lieder (WP)
A. Lotti
Missa Sapientiae
G. Mahler
C. Monteverdi
Vespro della Beata Vergine, SV 206
W. A. Mozart
Konzertarie „Ombra felice“
Konzertarie „Io ti lascio“
Missa laurentaniae
Arien aus „Ascanio in Alba“ und „Mitridate Re di Ponto“
O. Neuwirth
Five Daily Miniatures
H. Oehring
„Live“ Version f. Countertenor und Ensemble (UA)
„Rumgammeln“ Version f. Countertenor u. Ensemble (UA)
J. Pachelbel
Ingressus „Deus in auditorium“
A. Pärt
My Heart´s in the Highlands (2000)
G.B. Pergolesi
Stabat mater
Salve Regina
H. Purcell
Elegy on the Death of Queen Mary (1695)
Selected Songs und Ayrs
A. Reimann
Liederzyklus „Eingedunkelt“
Five Early Songs on Poems by Celan (except Song No. 5)
Lied „Wir, die wir der Strandhafer Wahren“
Vocalises for Mezzo-Soprano
„Zeitgehöft“ Celan-Lieder für Countertenor (UA, für T. Severloh komponiert)
O. Respighi
Selected Songs
Il Tramonto (Piano Edition)
W. Rihm
Vier Gedichte aus „Atemwende“ von Paul Celan
G. Rossini
Selected Songs
Auftrittsarie des Tancredi „O patria ….Di tanti palpiti“
Auftrittsarie des Malcolm (La donna del lago) „Mura felici“
Auftrittsarie des Arsace (Semiramis) „Eccomi alfin“
P. Ruzicka
A. Scarlatti
Solomotette „Infirmata vulnerata“
Stabat mater (stud.)
H. Schütz
Musikalische Exequien SWV 279
Kleine geistliche Konzerte
F. Schubert
Selected Songs
B. Schultheis
Combinazione (WP)
Doyles Dilemma (WP)
Salz-Lieder (WP)
R. Schumann
Selected Songs
A. Stradella
Motette „O vos omnes“ für Alt, Violinen und Bc.
J. Tavener
Total Eclips
G. Ph. Telemann
Kantaten aus dem „harmonischen Gottesdienst“
M. Tipett
Liederzyklus „Ariel-Songs“
P. Tosti
Selected Canzones
M. Ungureanu
L’ombre plus ombre (Concert, German Première)
A. Vivaldi
Stabat mater
Selected Arias from Operas and Solo Cantatas
Salve regina
Nisi dominus
A. Werner
BlackNoise II (WP)


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