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Born in Freudenstadt, Roth studied singing with Georg Jelden at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart. During his studies he won the Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin in 1990, the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in Vienna in 1992 and the International Singing Competition for Wagner Voices in Strasbourg in 1994.
His opera repertoire includes works by Richard Wagner such as Wolfram von Eschenbach in TannhÃ¤user, Der Heerufer des KÃ¶nigs in Lohengrin, Donner in Das Rheingold, Amfortas in Parsifal and Gunther in GÃ¶tterdÃ¤mmerung. Other vocal parts are Papageno in Die ZauberflÃ¶te by Mozart, Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart and roles in Hans Heiling by Heinrich Marschner, Die Bassariden by Hans Werner Henze and KÃ¶nigskinder by Engelbert Humperdinck.
His repertoire as a concert singer includes Elias by Felix Mendelssohn , A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms, among others, Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, Passions, masses and oratorios by Johann Sebastian Bach and Lieder by Franz Schubert.
Roth sang at the Milanese la Scala, the Royal Opera House in London, the Lincoln Center in New York and the Paris Opera and performed at the Bayreuth Festival, the Salzburg Festival and the Salzburg Easter Festival. Well-known orchestras with which he has sung include the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg. With the French soprano Sandrine Piau and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France he performed Mozart's love arias at the CitÃ© de la musique in Paris.