Андреас Бауэр Канабас


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, Opéra Bastille de Paris, 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.

Andreas Bauer Kanabas has many important debuts in 2019, including PhilippeII/Don Carlo (in French) in Antwerp and Ghent, Padre Guardiano/La forza del destino in Frankfurt, Alfonso d’Este/Lucrezia Borgia in Toulouse, and Escamillo/Carmen at the Bolshoi Theatre. Sarastro, a role he has sung to great acclaim in Paris, Frankfurt, Berlin, Dresden, Budapest, and Abu Dhabi, will be the vehicle of his debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. He makes his Festival d’Opéra de Québec debut as Daland in Der fliegende Holländer, a role he has also taken to the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Frankfurt, and the Auditorio Music Madrid, where he performed alongside Sir Bryn Terfel. He returns to the Deutsche Oper Berlin in 2019 as King Heinrich in Lohengrin, the role in which he debuted at both the Vienna Staatsoper and the New National Theatre in Tokyo. Berlin sees him again in 2020, as Zaccaria in Nabucco.

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 repeated in concert at Moscow’s Tchaikowsky Concert Hall in 2019.

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, available on DVD from Unitel Classica.

Besides the Requiems of Verdi, Mozart, and Brahms, Andreas’s concert credits include Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, the Osaka Festival Hall, and with the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig; Haydn’s Die Schöpfung for the Verbier Festival; and appearances with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Düsseldorf Symphony, and in Tampere, and Toulouse. His performance of Elijah with the WDR Symphony Orchestra was broadcast live from the Cologne Philharmonic Hall and he joins the WDR 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, Gusttavo 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.