Bass-Bariton Carsten Wittmoser started off by studying economics at the University in Essen then alongside these studies singing with Hendrikus Rootering. During 1992 and 1993 he took part in Masterclasses at the Bayerische Staatsoper and after various engagements with the Staatsoper Stuttgart, he joined their ensemble in 1997 where his roles included First Nazarene SALOME and Basilio IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA. During that time he also appeared at the Gergiev-Festival in Rotterdam, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Orff Summer Festival in Andechs and the Volksoper in Vienna.From 2000/2001 he was a member of the opera ensemble of the Theatre in Linz for two seasons, where his repertoire included Colline LA BOHEME, Landgraf TANNHÄUSER, Don Alfonso COSI FAN TUTTE, Banquo MACBETH and the Hermit DER FREISCHÜTZ. He has also made his debut at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin as Landgraf TANNHÄUSER and sung in DAPHNE with the WDR Sinfonie Orchester in Köln alongside Renee Fleming and conducted by Semyon Bychkov. A recording of this production has just been released on Decca.
In the 2004/5 season, he was a member of the ensemble of the Freiburg Opera where his roles included Ramfis and Re AIDA, Raimondo LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, Doktor WOZZECK and the four villants in Tales of Hoffmann.From September 05 until August 08 Carsten Wittmoser was a member of the Hamburgische Staatsoper. His roles have included Pommersfelden MATHIS DER MALER, Sarastro DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, Sparafucile RIGOLETTO, Bartolo LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Seneca L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA, Hermit DER Freischütz as well as many others.He appeared as Fafner RHEINGOLD under Dennis Russell Davies for the Bruckner Festival in Linz and in further concert performances of DAPHNE with the WDR.
In February 2006 he sang König Marke TRISTAN UND ISOLDE in a concert performance for Volkstheater Rostock.After taking part successfully in the Seattle Opera Wagner Competition, he has been invited back to Seattle for a production of DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER in 2007 and to sing Ramfis AIDA in 2008.
Carsten Wittmoser appears in concert and recital throughout the world with a wide repertoire that includes works by Mozart, Bach, Haydn, Puccini, Beethoven and Brahms. He worked with Martha Argerich, Helmuth Rilling and had his debut 2006 in the Wiener Musikverein under the baton of Ton Koopman.
In 2009 Carsten Wittmoser sang Pogner in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Rocco in Fidelio at the Tiroler Festspiele under the batton of Gustav Kuhn.
Since 2009 Carsten Wittmoser is adding Heldenbariton and dramatic baritone roles to his repertoire. Future engagements include Germont in Traviata, Villains in Tales of Hoffmann and Pizarro in Fidelio at the komische Oper Berlin. The Oper Bremen invited him to sing the Simone in Eine floreninische Tragödie from Zemlinsky.
In September 2010 he had his south america debut singing Germont in Traviata at the Opera of Bogotá.
He recently had a big success singing Rocco at the Opera Bellas Artes in Mexico City. Shortly after that he sang his first Escamillo, again in Mexico. In April he sang with the Bayerische Rundfunkorchester under the batton of Mariss Jansons in Onegin.
In the summer of 2011, he sang the Jupiter in Die Liebe der Danae at Bard-Summerscape in New York. In Octobre 2011 he is again sang Rocco with the Taiwan Symphonie Orchestra to celebrate the aniversary of democratic Taiwan. 2012 he will have his Debut at Teatro Real in Madrid singing in Rienzi.