Jan K ristof Schliep
Dramatic Comic Tenor
After his vocal studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover, Germany, Jan Kristof Schliep has been a member of the ensemble of the TfN · Theater für Niedersachsen (Theatre for Lower Saxony) for nine years. During this period, he has sung about 40 roles in just as many operas and operettas. He started as a Spieltenor, but also has proven himself in roles of the Charakterfach at several occasions.
His repertoire includes roles such as Monostatos (Mozart: "Die Zauberflöte"), Knusperhexe (Humperdinck: "Hänsel und Gretel"), Sellem (Stravinski: "The Rake's Progress"), Steuermann (Wagner: "Der fliegende Holländer"), Bob Boles (Britten: "Peter Grimes") and David (Wagner: "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg"). Jan Kristof Schliep has worked with directors such as Prof. Hans-Peter Lehmann, Volker Vogel and Frank van Laecke and is a recipient of the Theater für Niedersachsen’s Artist Award for "outstanding artistic achievements".
Now that his voice has further developed into the specialisations as a Character Tenor, he currently is self-employed and focuses on roles in this direction, including Loge (Wagner: "Der Ring des Nibelungen") or Herodes in Strauss' "Salome". He is currently working with vocal and opera coach Axel Heil. Recently he visited masterclasses with Prof. Arnold Bezuyen (Graz) and Jendrik Springer (Vienna).
Jan Kristof Schliep continued singing at the TfN · Theater für Niedersachsen in the season 2016/17 as Wenzel ("The Bartered Bride") and Monostatos ("The Magic Flute") as well as Lieutenant, Beelzebuth and 1st Wittenberg Student in the new production of Busonis "Doctor Faust" as a guest artist. In season 2017/18 he continued to sing the role of Wenzel in Hildesheim and will come back for a new production to Hildesheim for the 2019/20 season.
In 2019 he will sing two productions in The Netherlands: Tamino in a reduction of Mozart's "Die Zauberflöte" and in the contemporary opera "St. Louis Blues" with Orkest de Ereprijs – both in Dutch language.
Jan Kristof Schliep is member of the artists association ensemble artists e. V. in Hannover. Since 2017, he lives in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
A curriculum vitae with repertoire list as pdf-file for download can be found here: CV and Repertoire Opera