K ristof SchliepJan
Jan Kristof Schliep studied opera singing with Prof. Gerhard Faulstich at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, Germany, where he studied the stylistics of "Early Music" with the countertenor Ralf Popken and oratorio repertoire with Elisabeth Graf. He currently works with vocal coach Axel Heil.
After his studies, Jan Kristof Schliep has been a member of the ensemble at the TfN • Theater für Niedersachsen (Theatre for Lower Saxony) in Hildesheim, Germany for ten years. In this period, he has sung more than 40 different roles in operas and operettas. In 2013, the tenor received the artist award for “outstanding artistic achievements” at the TfN. Since 2016, he works as a freelance artist and performs in various theaters in Germany and the Netherlands. Among others, he sang the role of Tamino in the world premiere of the Dutch translation of Mozart’s “Magic Flute”.
In season 2022/23, Jan Kristof Schliep sang Wenzel (Smetana: "Die verkaufte Braut") at Landestheater Schleswig-Holstein and the role of Walter in Weinberg's "Die Passagierin" at Theater Altenburg Gera. Here he will debut as Eisenstein in "Die Fledermaus (The Bat)" in 2023/24.
In the season 2022/23, Jan Kristof Schliep has sung Wenzel (Smetana: “Die verkaufte Braut”) at Landestheater Schleswig-Holstein and the role of Walter in Weinberg's “Die Passagierin” at Theater Altenburg Gera. At the same theatre, he will have his role debut as Eisenstein in Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus” in 2023/24.
Jan Kristof Schliep has sung concert works spanning several centuries, including works by Schütz and Bach's cantatas and oratorios, via Mozart's “Requiem” and Bruckner's “Te Deum” to the extreme tenor part in Orff's “Carmina Burana”. In addition, his repertoire includes contemporary music, for instance the part of Pilate in Arvo Pärt's “Passio”.
His vocal focus increasingly shifts towards the classical and romantic repertoire. Haydn's “The Creation”, Mendelssohn's “Elias” or Beethoven's 9th symphony can currently be found on the tenor's music stand.
Jan Kristof Schliep is a member of the artists' association ensemble artists e. V. and lives in Nieuwegein/Utrecht (NL).
A short biography as a PDF file can be found in the following link (German, English, Dutch): Short biography Jan Kristof Schliep