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Theo Lebow

Tenor

Theo Lebow
© Barbara Aumüller

Ensemble member Theo Lebow has sung many roles at Oper Frankfurt, including a very successful Jago in Rossini's Otello, Borsa (Rigoletto), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Tom Rakewell (The Rake’s Progress), Massimo (Gluck's Ezio), The Marquis (Der Spieler / The Gambler), Scaramuccio (Ariadne auf Naxos), Chevalier (Schreker's Der ferne Klang / The Distant Sound - available on CD - OehmsClassics) and Teacher / 1st Foreman (Lady Macbeth of Mtzensk). During the 2023/24 season he sings Desiré in Giordano's Fedora, 1st Jew in Salome, Baron von Tampocasso in a new production of Offenbach's The Bandits, repeats his wonderful portrayal of Sumers in Chimarosa's L'italiana di Londra and, this time, sings the title role in Rossini's 5 tenor Otello. Last season he sang Monostatos, Lanciotto (which he also enjoyed great success with at the Tirol Festival in Erl last December) and Kaherdin in new productions of Die Zauberflöte, Mercadante's Francesca da Rimini and Frank Martin's Le vin herbé, which nearly opened during lockdown. In 2021/22 he enjoyed great success as Sumers, Snout and Contareno in new productions of Cimarosa's L'italiana in Londra, Britten's Midsummer Night's Dream and Rossini's Bianca e Falliero, which went to the 2022 Tirol Summer Festival in Erl, and Vicomte de Cascada in Die lustige Witwe / The Merry Widow). In recent seasons he also sang in Betulia liberata, Il trovatore, Billy Budd, Trojahn's Enrico, Maderna's Satyricon and the world premiere of Herrmann's Der Mieter / The Tenant (commissioned by Oper Frankfurt). This young American tenor took part in programmes for young artists run by the opera houses in Seattle, San Francisco and Santa Fe and recently sang Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola at Boston Midsummer Opera. He also appeared as Jupiter / Apollo (Semele) at Seattle Opera, Picasso / F. Scott Fitzgerald in the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's Opera 27 (CD - Albany Records) at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Jaquino (Fidelio) at Shippensburg Music Festival, Mr. Porcupine in Tobias Picker's Fantastic Mr. Fox ( Grammy Award for »Best Opera Recording 2020«) at Opera San Antonio and Odyssey Opera Boston and made his Canadian debut singing Fenton in Falstaff at Opera Hamilton. Concert work has taken him to the Carnegie Hall and the Stern Auditorium in New York.