Uwe Dambruch made his Pacific Opera Victoria debut as Sarastro in the April 2009 production of The Magic Flute. He returns in October 2014 as the giant Fasolt in Wagner's Das Rheingold.
German born and based in Calgary, Mr Dambruch has appeared as Papageno in The Magic Flute, the Father in Hänsel und Gretel in Düsseldorf, a Friar in Don Carlos at the Baden State Opera Karlsruhe, the First Soldier in Salome for the Frankfurt Opera and the Mandarin in the Florentine Opera production of Turandot in Milwaukee.
In the Cannes award-winning film Wahnfried, produced for German cinema theater and television, he made a cameo appearance and sang Wagnerian excerpts. He has also appeared with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan and sung arias by Mozart, Beethoven, Nicolai and Wagner.
He made his Canadian debut in the role of Jack Wallace in La Fanciulla del West for Vancouver Opera, and performed the Mandarin in Turandot and the Loudspeaker in The Emperor of Atlantis for Edmonton Opera, Melot in Tristan and Isolde for Florentine Opera, Milwaukee, the Mandarin in Turandot, the First Soldier in Salome, and Don Basilio in The Barber of Seville for the North Carolina Opera Company.
In 2007 he sang Angelotti and Sciarrone in Tosca for Opera Hamilton and made his Calgary Opera debut as Monterone and Sparafucile in Rigoletto. He appeared in the 2008-9 season as the Major-Domo in Ariadne auf Naxos at Calgary Opera. In 2009-10 he returned to Edmonton Opera as Monterone and Sparafucile in Rigoletto and was also part of the Edmonton Opera / Alberta Ballet collaboration on Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins. Other recent roles with Calgary Opera include Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor in 2010 and Lodovico in Otello in 2012. In fall 2013 he performed the First Soldier in Salome with Edmonton Opera.
Uwe Dambruch brought a serene dignity and an effortlessly resonant bass voice to the role of Sarastro
Robert Jordan, Opera Canada, Review of Pacific Opera Victoria's The Magic Flute.