Michael Pflumm, born in the South of Germany (Hechingen/Hohenzollern) is a graduate of Freiburg University of Music and completed his private training with Bernhard Gärtner in Stuttgart.

After his studies he became a ensemble member of the Theater Basel, Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf/Duisburg, Theater Bielefeld and the Komische Oper Berlin.
Since 2015 he is freelancing. 

In recent seasons Michael Pflumm appeared for example at the Teatro alla Scala Milan (Elektra), Opéra National de Paris / Bastille (Moses und Aron), Teatro Real in Madrid (world premiere La ciudad des las mentiras and Moses und Aron), Palau de les Arts Valencia (Elektra), State Opera Hannover (Schreker Die Gezeichneten, West Side Story), Semperoper Dresden (Toch The Princess and the Pea), Oper Köln (Die Gezeichneten), Bonn (Elektra), Oper Leipzig (Lobgesang), State Opera Braunschweig (Zandonai Giulietta e Romeo, Hubay Anna Karenina, Krenek Der Diktator), Kassel and Saarbrücken (West Side Story), Freiburg (Rise and Fall of the City Mahagonny and Pique Dame), Bremen (Idomeneo) or at festivals like the Wiener Festwochen (Mahler Das Lied von der Erde), the Enescu-Festival Bucharest (Die Frau ohne Schatten und Moses und Aron) and the Musikfest Berlin (Die Frau ohne Schatten).

An advocate for contemporary music and as a guest of the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart he has sung at the Salzburg Festival, in La Monnaie Brussels, Casa da Musical Porto, at the Festival Nous Sons Barcelona, as well as the Printemps des Arts Monaco.

The season 2022/23 includes Aribert Reimann´s Die Gespenstersonate at the Semperoper Dresden, Carmina Burana with the Münchner Symphoniker in the Isarphilharmonie München (ML: Hansjörg Albrecht), New Year"s concerts with the Staatsorchester Braunschweig, the Hauptmann in Alban Berg´s Wozzeck at the Theater Chemnitz, a new production of Engelbert Humperdincks Königskinder at De Nationale Opera Amsterdam (D: Christof Loy, C: Marc Albrecht), as well as Berio´s Sinfonia (C: David Robertson) with the Neue Vocalsolisten at the Tongyeong Festival South Korea.

Michael Pflumm sang with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Radio Symphoniy Orchestra, Deutsches-Symphonie-Orchester and Konzerthausorchester Berlin, with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR) in Kattowitz, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Glasgow, Klangforum Wien in the BOZAR in Brussels, Collegium Novum Zürich in the Tonhalle Zürich, further appearances with the Jenaer Philharmonie (Das Lied von der Erde), Sinfonieorchester Basel, Philharmonie Baden-Baden, Staatskapelle Halle or Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal and worked with conductors like Sir Simon Rattle, Vladimir Jurowski, Lothar Zagrosek, Philippe Jordan, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Iván Fischer. 

Michael Pflumm is teaching at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln.


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