Porträt Wolfgang Koch - 8´15", colour, Germany, 2013

Bariton Wolfgang Koch slips from one opera-role* into the next, seven times in all, without once divulging his real face. His stare remains consistent, transfixing the viewer.
The viewer is confronted with seven masks, each hiding the true identity of the bearer. And under each mask, a role is waiting to be played on life’s stage.


*List of roles in order of appearance:

Wotan (Richard Wagner), Don Pizarro (Ludwig von Beethoven), Sir John Falstaff (Guiseppe Verdi), Alberich (Richard Wagner), Jochanaan (Richard Strauss), Carlo Borromeo (Hans Pfitzner), Don Giovanni (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart).