After completing his vocal studies, tenor Karl-Heinz Brandt received his first permanent appointments at Stadttheater Aachen and Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen before joining Theater Basel as an ensemble member in 1998. He has also made guest appearances at Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Wiesbaden, Darmstadt, Nuremberg and Hanover, as well as at Semperoper in Dresden, Komische Oper in Berlin and Opéra Bastille in Paris. Christoph Marthaler's successful production ‹Meine faire Dame› has seen Karl-Heinz perform at Théâtre national de l'Odéon and at festivals in Avignon and Edinburgh. As a sought-after concert and oratorio singer, he has enthralled audiences at an array of venues, including Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Tonhallen in Zurich and Düsseldorf, the philharmonics in Cologne and Berlin and Palais de la Musique et des Congrès in Strasbourg. His most recent roles at Theater Basel include Jacob (‹Ein Käfig voller Narren›), Monostatos (‹Die Zauberflöte›), King Herod (‹Jesus Christ Superstar›), the title role in ‹Fauvel›, Mastro Trabuco (‹La forza del destino›) and Sellem in ‹The Rake's Progress›, as well as the versatile butler James in the operetta ‹Spuk in der Villa Stern›. The format of the ‹Operettencouch› has allowed Karl-Heinz to discover his talent and love for operetta and the film melodies of the 1920s.