He made his operatic debut in Dortmund, gaining experience as Gremin Eugen Onegin, Timur Turandot, Leporello and Commendatore Don Giovanni and Pogner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Since then his career has taken him to many companies throughout Germany and the rest of Europe including Baden-Baden, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Bonn, Cologne, Munich, Vienna, Salzburg, Geneva, Bern, Strasbourg, Lyon, Paris and Toulouse.
Since 2008 he has been a regular guest at Glyndebourne Festival Opera performing Gremin, Vodnik Rusalka and Badger/Parson Cunning Little Vixen.
He has worked with conductors including Vladimir Jurowski, Jakub Hrusa, Sir Andrew Davies, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Ingo Metzmacher, Marc Albrecht and Kent Nagano and with such directors as Graham Vick, Melly Still, Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Peter Konwitschny, Harry Kupfer and Francesca Zambello.
On the concert platform he has sung at the Rheingau Musikfestival, Musikhalle Hamburg, Glocke Bremen, Philharmonie Berlin, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Tonhalle Zürich, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Philharmonie München, with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and in Stuttgart, Maastricht, Hilversum, Gothenburg, The Hague, Amsterdam and in the USA for the Oregon Bach Festival.
A wide and varied repertoire spans Monteverdi to Prokofiev and Mozart to Stravinsky.
Future engagements take him to Norway, Nantes and Metz, Frankfurt, London and Chile, as well as to Montpellier and Bordeaux.