Georg Poplutz


The lied and oratorio tenor Georg Poplutz, highly regarded for his tonal sensitivity and expressiveness, is one of the most sought-after performers in his field, especially as an “evangelist”. He grew up in Arnsberg, Westphalia, and after completing his teacher training in Münster and Dortmund, he studied voice in Frankfurt am Main and Cologne with Berthold Possemeyer and Christoph Prégardien. Since 2010, he has been advised vocally by Carol Meyer-Bruetting.

Poplutz performs at renowned festivals and in important concert halls and churches in Germany and abroad with Michael A. Willens and the Kölner Akademie, as well as with Jörg-Andreas Bötticher, Rudolf Lutz, Hermann Max, Ralf Otto, Andrzej Szadejko, Hans-Christoph Rademann and Roland Wilson, among others. Concert tours have also taken him to China, Mexico, Singapore and South Africa. Among the numerous radio and currently more than 90 CD or DVD recordings in which Poplutz has appeared as soloist are several cantatas for the J.S.Bach-Stiftung St. Gallen with Lutz, Bach’s oratorios with Otto, and numerous works for the Heinrich Schütz complete recording with Rademann, which was awarded the Opus Klassik 2020. Soon to be released is the 10th recording Poplutz has made with Willens and the Kölner Akademie.

He is also much in demand as an ensemble singer, singing in Arno Paduch’s “Johann Rosenmüller Ensemble” and Konrad Junghänel’s “Cantus Cölln,” among others. In addition, he dedicates himself with great enthusiasm to a wide repertoire of songs together with his long-time piano partner Hilko Dumno, his organ partner Jürgen Banholzer and with his guitar partners Antje Asendorf & Stefan Hladek and the Duo Morat-Fergo, some of which are also available on recordings.

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