Andreas Bauer Kanabas

The gleaming power and dark, burnished timbre of Andreas Bauer Kanabas’ commanding bass voice, along with his extraordinary dramatic expressiveness, thrill audiences and critics alike, on opera and concert stages around the world.

An exceptionally versatile artist, he has starred in such varied repertoire as King Philip II/Don Carlo (in both Italian and the original French), the title role in Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle, Méphisto/Faust, Vodnik/Rusalka, Gremin/Yevgény Onégin, Claggart/Billy Budd, Da Silva/Ernani, Fiesco/Simon Boccanegra, Zaccaria/Nabucco, King Mark/Tristan und Isolde, Landgraf Hermann/Tannhäuser, Commendatore/Don Giovanni, Osmin/Die Entführung aus dem Serail, and Escamillo/Carmen, on international stages including the Vienna Staatsoper, Royal Opera House London, Opéra Bastille de Paris, The Bolshoi in Moscow, Seattle Opera, Teatro Municipal Santiago de Chile, the New National Opera Tokyo, Opéra de Lyon, Riga National Opera, Semperoper Dresden, and the Berlin Staatsoper.

In addition, he has been a member of the solo ensemble of the Frankfurt Opera since 2013.

Future highlights are Zaccaria/Nabucco at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, De Silva/Ernani in Antwerp and Ghent, Rocco/Fidelio with Jonas Kaufmann as Florestan and a wonderful debut at the Hamburg Staatsoper with Caspar/Freischütz, furthermore Pogner/Die Meistersinger in Tokio 2023.

Andreas Bauer Kanabas sang many important debuts in 2019, including PhilippeII/Don Carlo (in French) in Antwerp and Ghent, Padre Guardiano/La forza del destino in Frankfurt, Escmillio/Carmen at The Bolshoi in Moscow and Alfonso d’Este/Lucrezia Borgia in Toulouse.

Sarastro, a role he has sung to great acclaim in Paris, Frankfurt, Berlin, Dresden, Budapest, and Abu Dhabi, was the vehicle of his debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. He made a great Festival d’Opéra de Québec debut as Daland in Der fliegende Holländer, a role he has also taken to the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Frankfurt Opera, and the Auditorio Music Madrid, where he performed alongside Sir Bryn Terfel.

He returned successfully to the Deutsche Oper Berlin in 2019 as King Heinrich in Lohengrin, the role of his debuts at both the Vienna Staatsoper and the New National Theatre in Tokyo.

Andreas debuted as Méphistophélès in Faust at the Latvian National Opera in Riga in 2016. He was immediately reengaged for the 2018 season, as Zaccaria/Nabucco and as De Silva/Ernani, a role he will repeat in concert at Moscow’s Tchaikowsky Concert Hall in 2019 under the baton of Daniel Oren again.

2016 also saw important debuts at Teatro alla Scala, in Mozart’s Requiem, and at Munich’s Gasteig, in the Verdi Requiem. His performance as the Hermit/Der Freischütz  from the Semperoper Dresden, under the direction of Christian Thielemann, is available on DVD from Unitel Classica.

In addition to the Requiems of Verdi, Mozart and Brahms, Andreas’s concert credits include Schumann’s Manfred with the Berlin Philharmonic under the baton of Claudio Abbado, Schumann’s Scenes from Faust in the Tonhalle Düsseldorf, and Haydn’s Die Schöpfung for Switzerland’s Verbier Festival. He has performed Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, the Osaka Festival Hall, and with the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig. His performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the WDR Symphony was broadcast live from the Cologne Philharmonic hall. He joins the WDR Symphony  again this season, as Bluebeard in Bluebeard’s Castle.

Andreas has had the honor of collaborating with many of the world’s greatest conductors, including Claudio Abbado, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Simon Rattle, Daniel Barenboim, Daniel Oren, Ivan Fischer, Ádám Fischer, Andris Nelsons, Philppe Jordan, Pier Giorgio Morandi, Ingo Metzmacher, Gustavo Dudamel, Sebastian Weigle, and Christian Thielemann.

Andreas Bauer Kanabas studied voice with Prof. Eugen Rabine in Weimar and later with Paolo Barbacini in Italy, Robert Lloyd in London, Massimiliano Bullo in Milan, and Robert Gonnella in Toulouse.