Andreas Bauer Kanabas
Last season in Frankfurt Andreas Bauer Kanabas enjoyed great success singing Sarastro, Veit Pogner & Adahm in new productions of Die Zauberflöte, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg & Rudi Stephan's Die ersten Menschen / The First People (performed for the first time in 1920, at Oper Frankfurt), and in recital. During the 2023/24 season you can hear him as Ramfis & Landgraf Hermann in new productions of Aida & Wagner's Tannhäuser, Filippo II in Don Carlo, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte and Orest in Elektra. Since joining the ensemble in 2013/14 this bass has thrilled audiences with Wagner roles including Daland, Heinrich der Vogler, Landgraf Hermann von Thüringen and King Marke in a new Tristan und Isolde, Osmin (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) and the Commendatore (Don Giovanni), Jacopo Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra), Don Pedro (Meyerbeer's L’Africaine), Escamillo (Carmen), the Watersprite (Rusalka), Ibn-Hakia (Iolanta) and the title role in Bluebeard's Castle. In 2021/22 he sang Oroveso in Norma, Teiresias in Oedipus Rex, King René (role debut) in Iolanta the Marchese von Calatrava / Padre Guardiano in La forza del destino and King Alinoos in a wonderful new production of Dallapiccola's Ulisse. This former member of the ensemble at the Staatsoper Berlin, who sings Gremin in Eugene Onegin at theThéâtre du Capitole Toulouse in 2023/24, appears regularly at theatres around the world including the Vienna State Opera, Covent Garden, the Bolschoi in Moscow, La Scala Milan, the Opéra National, Opéra Comique and Opéra Bastille in Paris, the New National Theatre in Tokyo, Dresden's Semperoper, the Komische and Deutsche Oper Berlin, Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse and the Edinburgh International Festival. Other recent engagements have included Heinrich der Vogler in a new Lohengrin at the 2021 Tirol Festival in Erl, Rocco (role and house debut) in Fidelio at the Hamburg State Opera, Don Ruy Gomez de Silva in Verdi's Ernani in Antwerp and Ghent, Baron Ochs (Der Rosenkavalier) at Irish National Opera in Dublin, his debut at the 2023 Tokyo Spring Festival as Pogner, a role he jumped in to sing at short notice at the Semperoper in Dresden, and enjoyed a great success with Méphistophélés (Gounod's Faust) at the National Opera in Riga . His first solo CD - Love and Despair (OehmsClassics) - was released in September 2021.
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