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, Escmillio/Carmen at The Bolshoi in Moscow and Alfonso d’Este/Lucrezia Borgia in Toulouse.
Photo by Roberto Kressner