Bayreuth Festival

Tobias Kehrer

Tobias Kehrer was born in Dessau. He started his musical education with private singing lessons and studied
at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin with Professor Siegfried Lorenz, leaving the Hochschule with the diploma in February 2011.

Starting in the 2012/2013 season at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as a regular company member, Tobias Kehrer will have completed immediately before the one year's scholarship “Franz-Josef-Weisweiler” awarded by the Förderkreis of the Deutsche Oper Berlin (roles among others Osmin/Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Daland/Der fliegende Holländer, Commendatore/Don Giovanni, Sarastro/Die Zauberflöte, Jacobus von Arc/Jeanne d'Arc, Steffano Colonna/Rienzi, Basilio/Il barbiere di Siviglia, Colline/La Bohème, Sparafucile/Rigoletto, Orest/Elektra; Fafner/Das Rheingold under Sir Simon Rattle (2013/2014) and Fafner and Hunding/Ring-Cycle under the musical direction of Donald Runnicles (2016/2017).

Metropolitan Opera New York, Die Zauberflöte/Sarastro (2014/2015 and re-invitation for 2017/2018). Debut at the Munich State Opera in 2015/2016 (Die Entführung aus dem Serail/Osmin) with re-invitation for Die Zauberflöte/Sarastro (2018/2019). 2016/2017: Debuts Lyric Opera of Chicago, Das Rheingold/Fafner, new production (leading team: David Pountney/Sir Andrew Davis), Opéra National de Paris: Die Zauberflöte/Sarastro and Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Die Entführung aus dem Serail/Osmin. Debut at the Vienna State Opera, Die Walküre/Hunding (2018/2019).

Salzburg Festival 2012, new production of Ariadne auf Naxos/Truffaldin (conducted by Daniel Harding/staged by Sven-Eric Bechtolf) and in 2013 a concert performance of Walter Braunfels' Jeanne d'Arc/Jacobus von Arc (conducted by Manfred Honeck) and the new production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg/Nachtwächter (Daniele Gatti/Stefan Herheim). Salzburg Festival 2014: new production Der Rosenkavalier/Polizeikommissar (leading team: Franz Welser-Möst/Harry Kupfer) with re-invitation for 2015 and concert Bruckner: Te deum (conductor: Philippe Jordan). Glyndebourne Festival 2015: Die Entführung aus dem Serail/Osmin (new production). Bayreuth Festival 2018 (debut): Die Walküre/Hunding, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg/Nachtwächter and Parsifal/Titurel.

Orquesta de Valencia, concert performance Die Walküre/Hunding (1st act) under the musical direction of Yaron Traub (2014). Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Tel Aviv, Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 under Zubin Mehta (October 2015). Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bruckner: Te deum under Zubin Mehta, concerts in Munich and Rosenheim (November 2016).
 



Pitch of voice:
Bass

Engagements in Bayreuth

Year Opera Part
2018 Parsifal Titurel
2018 Die Walküre Hunding
2018 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Ein Nachtwächter



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