Jan K ristof Schliep
Dramatic & Spieltenor
Jan Kristof Schliep studied opera singing at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media with Prof. G. Faulstich. While still a student, he was a guest at the Lübeck Theater in Shostakovich's "Die Nase” (D: J. Peters-Messer) and Offenbach's "Die Schöne Helena” (D: A. Pilavachi) and at the Hildesheim City Theater in Kálmán's "Gräfin Mariza" as Zsupán and Henze's "Der junge Lord" as Prof. v. Mucker (R: H.-P. Lehmann).
After his study time, Jan Kristof Schliep was a permanent member of the ensemble at the TfN · Theater für Niedersachsen Hildesheim for nine years. Initially primarily engaged as a game and buffotenor, he quickly proved himself in the character subject. His range of roles - in total there were over 40 productions in the nine years - includes roles such as Monostatos (Mozart: "The Magic Flute” | D: Volker Vogel), Knusperhexe (Humperdinck: "Hansel and Gretel”), Bob Boles (Britten: "Peter Grimes ”| D: F. v. Laecke) and David (Wagner: "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” | D: H.-P. Lehmann).
Roles in rarely performed works such as Ullman's "Der zerbrochene Krug” (Licht | D: W. Gropper) or Orff's “Der Mond” (Narrator | D: J. Reitmeier) and Traumfresserchen in W. Hiller's opera of the same name (D: A . Heil) can also be found in his repertoire. He is the recipient of the artist award of the "Friends of the Theater for Lower Saxony” for “outstanding artistic achievements”.
In autumn 2016 Jan Kristof Schliep ended his permanent engagement at TfN and since then has specialized even more in roles of the character and youthful heroic tenor as a freelance singer. This increasing specialization has been accompanying the opera coach Axel Heil (Hanover) for several years.
In the 2016/17 season he appeared in Busoni's "Doktor Faust” (Beeltzebuth/1st Wittenberg student | D: U. Schwarz) at his former company in Hildesheim. In the 2019/20 season he was again a guest at TfN as Elcius in the baroque opera "Croesus" by R. Keizer. The director was the Flemish baroque specialist Sigrid T’Hooft.
In 2019 Jan Kristof Schliep sang Tamino (Mozart: "The Magic Flute” | D: J. Korving) in the premiere of the Dutch translation by Jan Rot and sang several roles in Chiel Meijering's contemporary opera "St. Louis Blues ”(D: J. Kriek) with the orkest de ereprijs, one of the most renowned ensembles for contemporary music in The Netherlands.
In the 2021/22 season Jan Kristof Schliep sings at the Landestheater Schleswig-Holstein Monostatos/1st Armoured Man (Mozart: „The Magic Flute“), Volker in “Die lustigen Nibelungen” and the role of the Ringmaster in Smetana's “The Bartered Bride”.
Jan Kristof Schliep recently worked in master classes with tenor Prof. Arnold Bezuyen (Graz) and Jendrik Springer (Vienna) and regularly with the tutor Christoph Stöcker (Düsseldorf). He is a member of the artists' association ensemble artists e. V. and currently lives in Nijmegen (NL).
A curriculum vitae with repertoire list as pdf-file for download can be found here: CV and Repertoire Opera