German tenor Heiko Börner is making his debut at the National Theatre in the 2020/21 season, as Tristan (Tristan und Isolde). After university studies of economics at Geißen and Hagen, he received private voice training, and subsequently entered the world of opera as a chorus singer at the Theater Lübeck and the Frankfurt Opera. He obtained his first engagement as a soloist at the Nordharzer Städtebundtheater in Halberstadt. From 2004–2008 he was a member of the Mainfranken Theater in Würzburg, and since 2008 he has been active as a freelance artist. His current repertoire includes the parts of Tristan (Tristan und Isolde), the title roles in Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, Peter Grimes and Otello, Walther von Stolzing (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Erik (Der fliegende Holländer), Max (Der Freischütz), Florestan (Fidelio), the Emperor (Die Frau ohne Schatten), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Laca (Jenůfa), Albert Gregor (The Makropulos Case), and others. He has guest appeared at opera houses in Bremen, Bremerhaven, Erfurt, Freiburg, Hof, Krefeld-Mönchengladbach, Lübeck, Nuremberg, Oldenburg, Schwerin, Cologne, Hannover and Darmstadt, as well as at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich and the Landestheater Linz.