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Yves Saelens

Tenor

Yves Saelens
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The Belgian tenor Yves Saelens is back at Oper Frankfurt, where he has performed many times, most recently in the world premiere of Lior Navoks An unserem Fluss / By Our River, to sing Bajazet in this new production of Handel’s Tamerlano. In addition to the great Mozart roles his repertoire includes Alfredo (La traviata), Admeto (Alceste), Alwa (Lulu), Steva (Jenůfa), Gérald (Lakmé), Lelio (La capricciosa corretta), Filippo (L’infedeltà delusa), Ferdinand (The Tempest), Guido Bardi (A Florentine Tragedy) and David (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg). His roles in world premieres have included Il Matto (van Hove’s La strada), L’Avventore (Brewaey’s L’uomo dal fiore in bocca), Le Chef de la Garde (Villenave’s Affaire Étrangère), Festus (Wagemans’ Legende) and Shoko (Wagemans’ Andreas Weent). Recent engagements have taken him to the Nationaltheater in Mannheim for Faust (La damnation de Faust) and Jason (Medée), the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels for Ulysse (Fauré’s Pénélope), Oper Leipzig for Alwa (Lulu) and the Opéra National du Rhin for Le Père (Mayuzumi’s Kinkakuji). Recent concert work has included Carmina Burana in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande in the Concertgebouw in Brügge, Beethoven 9 with the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire and Mahler’s Lied von der Erde at the Festival de Saintes. Future plans include his return to Brussels for Valzacchi in Der Rosenkavalier and Mozart’s Basilio / Don Curzio in Le nozze di Figaro and performances of Beethoven’s Mass op. 86 and Choral Fantasie with the Orchester Anima Eterna.