Prosper-Christian Otto



PROSPER-CHRISTIAN OTTO was born in Herford in Westphalia and studied physics after graduation. Following this training, He began his singing studies in Hamburg and he participated in master classes with Herbert von Karajan in Salzburg.

He made his debut as Siegfried under the musical direction of Zubin Mehta. In numerous music centres, u. a. in Stockholm, London, Rome, Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Berlin, Florence, Hamburg and Naples PROSPER-CHRISTIAN OTTO was not only heard in opera roles, but also as a concert singer in song recitals with works by Mahler, Mendelssohn, Strauss and Beethoven. He was further present through radio and television appearances, e.g. at ZDF, ORF, NDR, BBC, Radio Nacional de España etc.

His CD recording of the most beautiful German ballads was awarded a „golden clef“, and in autumn 2005 he was the first singer to present a recording of Schubert's "Winterreise" in the authentic original version.

In Salzburg PROSPER-CHRISTIAN OTTO was an acclaimed Rinaldo in the cantata of the same name by Johannes Brahms. He was appointed professor, as moderator he led the television program "Classissimo" and as initiator he founded a cultural forum in Hamburg in which prominent artists develop future perspectives of modern art.

With the „Music Festival at Gut Bötersheim", he created a small, extraordinarily stylish and top-class classical music festival on a centuries-old manor near Hamburg.

The singer caused a sensation with his book publication "Derailed as the rule of law in Germany has come under the wheels" - a documentary about scandalous events in the judiciary and administration.

Characteristic of PROSPER-CHRISTIAN OTTO is his artistic versatility, which is reflected not only in his repertoire, which ranges from Baroque church music to 20th century opera, but also sees the vocal profession as part of intellectual cultural life - with a connection to literature, poetry and painting on the one hand and socio-political development on the other.

Special attention he is directing on the promotion of young musical talent. As Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the
Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra, he is responsible for outstanding concert events of this ensemble.

Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of conductor Volker Hartung

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