Manfred Pohlenz


Since graduating first from the Elder Conservatorium, Adelaide and then Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Brisbane, Manfred has been active as a performer, teacher, and conductor and is currently the Director of Music (Performance) at Kardinia International College, Geelong. Manfred has performed a number of principal roles since further studying in the USA with Daniel Ferro of the prestigious Julliard School of Music, New York City: Valentin, Fiorello, Dr Bartolo and Schiarrone (Opera Queensland), Papageno, Leporello, Silvio and Schaunard (Princeton Opera, USA), Zuniga (State Opera South Australia) and Miles Banter QC (Spring Festival Pt Fairy),Alfio (Melbourne City Opera). In addition, he has performed an extensive repertoire of Oratorio including: Messiah, Mozart C minor Mass, Mozart Requiem, Bach Weinachts Oratorium (Qld Choral Society), Faure Requiem, Bach Cantata No 82: Ich Habe Genug (Queensland State and Municipal Choir), Deutsches Requiem (University of Qld Choral Society) and Elijah (Princeton Choral Society), Haydn Stabat Mater (St Pauls, Geelong). Most recently, Manfred has performed with Melbourne Opera and Melbourne City Opera in productions including the highly acclaimed Barber of Seville (Dr Bartolo), Il Corsaro (Seid) (La Traviata (Germont Senior), Rigoletto (Title role) Madame Butterfly (General Bonz), Pearl Fishers (Zurga) and Le Nozze di Figaro (Count Almaviva).