Corby Welch


Born 1973 in the USA, Corby Welch studied at the University of Minnesota with Lawrence Weller and completed his studies with Rudolf Piernay in Germany.

Since 2003 Corby Welch is a member of the ensemble at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf where he started to sing the major roles for lyric tenor and since 2011 has established himself as one of the promising new young dramatic tenors singing Erik/Der fliegende Holländer, Lohengrin, Siegmund/Walküre, Guido Bardi/ Florentinische Tragödie, Peter Grimes, Kaiser/ Frau ohne Schatten, Bacchus/ Ariadne auf Naxos and Matteo/ Arabella as well as in different guest engagements in Weimar, Braunschweig, Liège and Geneva where he also gave his debut as Loge in Rheingold.

Concert and operatic engagements brought him in collaboration with conductors such as Kent Nagano, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Semyon Bychkov, Marek Janowski, Eije Oue, Michael Schoenwandt, John Mauceri, Zoltán Peskó, Helmuth Rilling, Thomas Hengelbrock, Frieder Bernius, Alessandro De Marchi, Daniel Reuss, Christoph Spering and orchestras and ensembles such as the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Hannover Radio Orchestra, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, Berlin Radio Orchestra (RSB), Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, International Bach Academy, RIAS Kammerchor, Balthasar- Neumann- Ensemble, Das Neue Orchester, Kammerchor Stuttgart and Tölzer Knabenchor.

Specialties of his vast concert repertoire are in the works of Beethoven (9th Symphony and Missa Solemnis), Brittens’ War Requiem, Mahler Das Lied von der Erde as well as contemporary composers such as Krzysztof Penderecki, Sofia Gubaidulina and Wolfgang Rhim.

photo Klaudia Taday