After completing his vocal studies, the tenor Karl-Heinz Brandt received his first permanent engagements at the Stadttheater Aachen and the Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen, before moving to the Theater Basel as an ensemble member in 1998. Guest engagements have taken him to the Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Wiesbaden, Darmstadt, Nuremberg and Hanover, as well as to the Semperoper Dresden, the Komische Oper Berlin and the Opéra Bastille Paris. With Christoph Marthaler's successful production of 'Meine faire Dame' he gave guest performances at the Théâtre national de l'Odéon as well as at the festivals in Avignon and Edinburgh. As a sought-after concert and oratorio singer, he has performed at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Tonhallen in Zurich and Düsseldorf, the Philharmonies in Cologne and Berlin and the Palais de la Musique et des Congrès Strasbourg. In recent seasons Karl-Heinz Brandt has appeared in Strauss productions by Herbert Fritsch ('Intermezzo', 'Salome') and as the servant Ivan in 'Die Nase' by Shostakovich. After 25 years as a busy member of the soloist ensemble at Theater Basel, Karl-Heinz Brandt will appear as a guest in the revivals of 'Freischütz', 'Abteilung Leben' and the new production of Monteverdi's 'L'incoronazione di Poppea' (director: Christoph Marthaler) as well as Mime in Wagner's 'Ring' (director: Benedikt von Peter) in the coming seasons.