Was born in Bregenz. He completed his vocal studies at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna with Kammerängera Walter Berry. He mad his debut in 2003 at the Komische Oper Berlin. Shortly thereafter, he appeared at the Opéra Lyon, the State Theater in Prague, and at the Volksoper in Vienna. He has been a member of the ensemble in Schwerin, at the Komische Oper Berlin at the Viennese Volksoper. He has appeared as a guest at the Bregenz Festspiele, in Graz, aa Alberich (Der Ring des Nibelungen) in Rome, Brussels, Stockholm, Warsaw and Nuremburg. He has also bowed in Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, at the Metropolitan Opera New York as Waldner (Arabella) and the animal tamer (Lulu) as well as at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, at the Teatro Real in Madrid and at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London. In 2013, he appeared as Alberich in the new Ring under Petrenko/Castorf at the Bayreuth Festival. He appears at the Oper Leipzig in the 2018/19 season as Alberich in Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung.