German bass Andreas Bauer Kanabas makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2019/20 Season as Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte).
Bauer Kanabas studied in Weimar with Professor Eugen Rabine, and went on to further studies in Italy, France and in London with Robert Lloyd. He has been a member of Frankfurt Opera since 2013, where his repertory includes the Commendatore (Don Giovanni), Sarastro, Jacopo Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra), Philip II (Don Carlo), Padre Guardiano (La forza del destino), Daland (Der fliegende Holländer), King Heinrich der Vogler (Lohengrin), King Marke (Tristan und Isolde), Don Pedro (L’Africaine), Escamillo (Carmen), Vodník (Rusalka), Ibn-Hakia (Iolanta), Duke Bluebeard (Duke Bluebeard’s Castle) and Teiresias (Oedipus Rex). He also sings regularly for Latvian National Opera, where roles have included Zaccaria (Nabucco) and Méphistophélès (Faust). Other appearances include Alfonso d’Este (Lucrezia Borgia) for Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, King Heinrich for Deutsche Oper Berlin and Vienna State Opera, Daland for Deutsche Oper Berlin and in concert in Madrid, Philip II for Opera Vlaanderen, Sarastro from Komische Oper Berlin, Semperoper Dresden and the Opéra-Comique, Paris, and in Budapest, Hermit (Der Freischütz) for Semperoper Dresden, Silva (Ernani) at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Concert Hall and Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte) for Berlin State Opera.
Bauer Kanabas also sings regularly in concert, and has performed Mozart’s Requiem at La Scala, Milan, Verdi’s Requiem at Munich’s Gasteig, Schumann’s Manfred with the Berlin Philharmonic under Abbado, Schumann’s Szenen aus Goethes Faust at the Tonhalle Düsseldorf and Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the WDR Symphony Orchestra, among other engagements.