He studied saxophone and clarinet in Los Angeles; his voice was discovered in the
university choir, so he studied singing in Kansas City. He began as a chorister at the theater of Lucerne, where he sang
the occasional solo part. He was a comprimario in Coburg (1982–85) and Kaiserslautern (1985–87).
When he came to the theater of Hagen in 1987, he already sang main roles, and so did he in Dortmund (from 1991). He sang
minimum until 2005.
Reference: Kutsch & Riemens
Repertory excerpts: Das Rheingold (Mime, Loge), Siegfried (Mime), Hänsel und Gretel (Witch), La bohème, Pagliacci, La Juive,
Boris Godunov, Rigoletto, Parsifal, Aida, Don Giovanni, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Der ferne Klang...
Cities where he sang as a guest: Seattle, Hamburg, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Nürnberg, Saarbrücken, Essen, Geneva, Torino,
Treviso, Santiago, Dallas, Erl festival, Darmstadt.