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.
He performs on international stages including the Vienna Staatsoper, Royal Opera House London, Opéra Bastille de Paris, The Bolshoi in Moscow, Teatro Real Madrid, 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.
In 2020, during the worldwide Covid19 shutdown, Andreas Bauer Kanabas was very fortunate to be able to perform as Vodnik/Rusalka at the Teatro Real Madrid. Concerts as Rocco / Fidelio with Jonas Kaufmann were a great success in summer 2022.
In the 22/23 season he made his debut as Pogner in Wagner’s Meistersinger at the Frankfurt Opera and also sang this role at the Spring Festival in Tokyo and under Christian Thieleman at the Semperoper Dresden. As De Silva in Verdi’s Ernani, he guested in Antwerp and Ghent. He made his very successful debut as Baron Ochs / Rosenkavalier at the Irish National Opera in Dublin.
In September 2021, his highly acclaimed solo CD Love and Despair (OhemsClassics) was released with Romantic bass arias, conducted by Karsten Januschke. In February 2023 his first, highly praised song CD was released – Franz Schubert’s Schwanengesang with Daniel Heide as pianist.