Yosemeh Adjei

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Born in Nuremberg with Ghanaian roots, Yosemeh Adjei grew up as a Windsbach Choir Boy. By the age of ten he had already been involved in numerous record and television productions as well as concert tours. He later was trained as an instrumentalist on the trumpet and then became a member of the WDR Radio Orchestra. During this time, he also completed a degree in vocal studies at the Cologne University of Music. Since then, the Altus has made guest appearances at renowned venues including KKL Lucerne Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Auditorio Nacional de Musica in Madrid, Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf, Saxon State Opera Dresden, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in Lisbon, Early Music Festival of Bruges, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Schwetzingen SWR Festival, Bach Festival Leipzig and at the Handel Festivals of Göttingen, Halle and Karlsruhe, to name but a few.

Born in Nuremberg with Ghanaian roots, Yosemeh Adjei grew up as a Windsbach Choir Boy. By the age of ten he had already been involved in numerous record and television productions as well as concert tours. He later was trained as an instrumentalist on the trumpet and then became a member of the WDR Radio Orchestra. During this time, he also completed a degree in vocal studies at the Cologne University of Music with Kai Wessel, which he passed with distinction. Consequently, Yosemeh shifted his musical focus back to singing. His vocal development was further influenced by Andreas Scholl, Charles Brett and Thomas Quasthoff.

Yosemeh Adjei was a finalist of the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb and a prize winner of the international Early Music Competition in Bruges. Subsequently Detlev Glanert composed for Yosemeh Adjei the music for the WDR radio play "Orlando furioso". This composition was later published by Random House, New York. In the following year, he made his debut in Handel's "Athalia" with La Statione Frankfurt at the Halle Handel Festival and has since been a sought-after soloist in his field.

Since then, the Altus has made guest appearances at renowned venues including KKL Lucerne Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, De Singel Antwerp, Auditorio Nacional de Musica in Madrid, Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf, Oper Bonn, Saxon State Opera Dresden, National Theater Mannheim, Theater am Gärtnerplatz Munich , Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in Lisbon, Early Music Festival of Bruges, Music Festival La folle journée de Nantes, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Rheingau Music Festival, Schwetzingen SWR Festival, Ludwigsburg Castle Festival, Ruhr Triennale Bochum, Bach Festival Leipzig and at the Handel Festivals of Göttingen, Halle and Karlsruhe, to name but a few. He has sung under numerous renowned conductors including Helmuth Rilling, Andrea Marcon, Denis Comtet, Laurence Cummings, Nicholas McGegan, Reinhard Goebel, Konrad Junghänel, Michael Hofstetter, Wolfgang Katschner and Alessandro De Marchi.

In 2018, he appeared in the title role of Gluck's "Orfeo" at the International Gluck Festival in Nuremberg. In 2019 Yosemeh Adjei sang the leading role of Valmont in the opera pasticcio "Vivaldi - Dangerous Liasons" with arias by Antonio Vivaldi and Vanni Moretto with the Nederlandse Bachvereniging in a production of the Stichting OPERA2DAY, which took him to various theatres in the Netherlands, including the Royal Theater Den Hague, the Rotterdam Theater and the Royal Theater Carré in Amsterdam. With this production he was also meant to go on a tour through Switzerland in 2020 (cancelled). In 2019, the Altus could be heard with the Batzdorfer Hofkapelle in concert performances of the rarely performed sacred opera "Rappresentatione di Anima, et di Corpo" by Emilio de 'Cavalieri in the role of Piacere. He returned to the Leipzig Bach Festival, and appeared at the 2019 International Gluck Festival in the narrative concert "Im Reich der Schatten". A CD production with this program will follow in September 2020.

Yosemeh Adjei took part in various CD / DVD productions, including for the Sony BMG and ARTHAUS labels.

He is a lecturer in baroque singing at the "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" University of Music and Theater in Leipzig, at the University of Music in Nuremberg and at the State University for Music and Theater in Munich.

B. Britten
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Oberon (de.+en.)
Death in Venice
Voice of Apollo
J. Cage
Europeras 1+2
Countertenor
E. de‘ Cavallieri
Rappresentatione di Anima, et di Corpo
Piacere
P. Eötvös
Angels in America
Belize
Ch. W. Gluck
Orfeo ed Euridice
Orfeo
G. F. Handel
Admeto
Admeto (stud.)
Agrippina
Ottone (de.+it.)
Ariodante
Polinesso
Ezio
Ezio
Giulio Cesare
Nireno, Giulio Cesare (stud.)
Orlando
Orlando (stud.)
Riccardo Primo
Riccardo Primo
Rinaldo
Eustazio, Goffredo
Saul
Saul
Siroe
Siroe, Medarse
Serse
Arsamene (stud.)
J. A. Hasse
Cleofide
Alexander the Great
H. W. Henze
Phaedra
Artemis
A. Hölszky
HYBRIS/Niobe (WP)
Anfione
W. A. Mozart
Apollo und Hyazinth
Apollo (stud.)
Ascanio in Alba
Ascanio (stud.)
Mitridate, Re di Ponto
Mitridate (stud.)
B. Nikitin
Sänger ohne Schatten
Countertenor
A. Nowitz
Bestmannoper
Jalal
Die Traumnovelle (WP)
Countertenor
N. Piccinni
Catone in Uttica
Melus
G. Porsile
Spartacus
Licinus
H. Purcell
King Arthur
Priest
A. Reimann
Lear
Edgar (stud.)
L. Ronchetti
Mise en abyme (WP)
Nibbio
G. Rossini
Tancredi
Tancredi (stud.)
La donna del lago
Malcolm (stud.)
A. Scarlatti
Penelope la Casta
Gismondo
Didone Delirante
Creuso
J. Strauß
Die Fledermaus/The Bat
Orlofksy (stud.)
G. Ph. Telemann
Der geduldige Sokrates
Antippo
A. Vivaldi
Tito Manlio
Decio
Bajazet
Tamerlano
Farnace
Pompeo
A. Vivaldi/V. Moretto
Dangerous Liasons
Valmont
J.S. Bach
St John Passion
St. Matthew Passion
St. Mark Passion
Christmas Oratorio
Mass in B minor
Lutheran Masses
Magnificat
Various Cantatas
D. Buxtehude
Jubilate Dominus
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied
D. Glanert
Orlando furioso (WP)
G. F. Handel
Alexander´s Feast
Athalia
Brockes-Passion
Dixit Dominus
Dolce pur d´amor laffanno
Israel in Egyp
Messiah
Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne
Samson
Saul (Saul)
Splenda l´alba in oriente
Theodora
H. Hasse
Salve Regina
M. Kagel
Der Turmbau zu Babel
G. Pergolesi
Stabat Mater
Salve Regina
G. Ph. Telemann
Erquicktes Herz, sei voller Freude
Halt ein mit deinem Wetterstrahle
A. Vivaldi
Gloria
Salve Regina
Stabat Mater
Cantatas: Cessate! Omai cessate!; Amor hai vinto

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