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Composer Opera Role
L. v. Beethoven Fidelio Jacquino
R. Benatzky Im weißen Rößl Zahlkellner Leopold
A. Berg Wozzeck Andres, Narr
H. Berté/F. Schubert Das Dreimäderlhaus Baron Franz von Schober
L. Bernstein Candide

Mass

Candide

Celebrant

G. Bizet Carmen Dancairo, Remendado
B. Britten Albert Herring

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Curlew River

Death in Venice

Prodigal Son

War Requiem

Albert

Lysander

Madwoman

Aschenbach

Temptor

C. Cech Orfeo Orfeo
T. Dun Marco Polo

Tea

Rustichello, Li Po

Prince

G. von Einem Dantons Tod Robespierre
L. Fall Der fidele Bauer Stefan
H. K. Gruber Der Herr Nordwind Geppone
G. F. Haas Die schöne Wunde Pferdeknecht
G. F. Händel Rodelinda Grimoaldo
J. Haydn La Canterina

Lo Speciale

Apollonia

Mengone

H. W. Henze Der junge Lord

Phaedra

Lord Barrat

Hyppolit

P. Hindemith Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen Erster Krieger
L. Janáček Káťa Kabanová Kudriasch
E. Kálmán Die Csárdasfürstin

Die Zirkusprinzessin

Edwin

Toni Schlumberger

E. Korngold Die Tote Stadt Victorin
F. Kreisler Sissy Prinz Thurn und Taxis
E. Krenek Der Diktator

Reisebuch aus den österreichischen Alpen

Der Offizier
F. Lehár Das Land des Lächelns

Der Zarewitsch

Die lustige Witwe

Fieber

Gustav von Pottenstein

Der Zarewitsch

Danilo, Saint Brioche

Soldat

G. Ligeti Le Grand Macabre Piet the Pot
J. Massenet Manon Guillot de Morfontaine
C. Millöcker Der Bettelstudent Symon
C. Monteverdi Orfeo Orfeo
W. A. Mozart Die Zauberflöte

Le nozze di Figaro

Bastien und Bastienne

Cosí fan tutte

Don Giovanni

Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Tamino, Monostatos, 1. Geharnischter

Don Curzio, Basilio

Bastien

Ferrando

Don Ottavio

Belmonte

M. Mussorgsky Boris Godunow Gottesnarr
R. Neuwirth Jedem das Seine Lou Gandolf
J. Offenbach Die schöne Helena

Les contes d’Hoffmann

Orpheus in der Unterwelt

Ajax

Andres/Cochenille

Orpheus, Jupiter, Öffentliche Meinung

D. Pieter Zauberflöte 06 Tamino
F. Poulenc Dialogues des Carmélites L’Amonier
G. Puccini Manon Lescaut

Tosca

Turandot

Madame Butterfly

Edmondo, Mastro di ballo, Lampigniao

Spoletta

Pang

Goro

J.-P. Rameau Platée Thespis
F. Raymond Saison in Salzburg Frank Rex
A. Reimann Medea Kreon
N. Rimsky-Korsakow Mozart und Salieri Mozart
G. Schedl Pierre et Luce Pierre
A. Schönberg Moses und Aron Junger Mann, Stammesfürst, Solostimme
D. Schostakowitsch Lady Macbeth von Mzensk Schäbige, Vorarbeiter
F. Schubert Der vierjährige Posten

Die Zwillingsbrüder

Duval

Anton

J. Strauss Eine Nacht in Venedig

Die Fledermaus

Caramello, Herzog

Eisenstein, Dr. Blind

R. Strauss Salome

Arabella

Die Frau ohne Schatten

Ariadne auf Naxos

Der Rosenkavalier

Narraboth, 1. und 2. Jude

Graf Elemer

Jüngling, Einäugige

Tanzmeister, Brighella

Valzacchi, Haushofmeister

B. Strobl Sara und ihre Männer Pharao, Abimelech
F. von Suppé Boccaccio Boccaccio
M. Tippett The Knot Garden Dov
P. I. Tschaikowsky EugenE Onegin

Pique Dame

Lenski, Triquet

Tschekalinski

V. Ullmann Der Kaiser von Atlantis Harlekin
G. Verdi La forza del destino

Rigoletto

Falstaff

Maestro Trabuco

Borsa

Fenton, Bardolfo

R. Wagner Der fliegende Holländer

Tristan und Isolde

Parsifal

Das Rheingold

Siegfried

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Tannhäuser

Steuermann

Stimme des Seemannes

Parsifal, 1. Gralsritter, 3. Knappe

Loge, Mime, Froh

Mime

Kunz Vogelsang

Heinrich, Walther v. d. Vogelweide

C. M. v. Weber Der Freischütz Kilian
K. Weill Der Kuhhandel

Sieben Todsünden

Juan Santos

1. Tenor Familie

C. Zeller Der Vogelhändler Adam
Repertoire

Alexander Kaimbacher

Tenor Alexander Kaimbacher returns in December 2018 to the Cologne Opera, where he appears as Leopold Brandmeyer in a new production of Ralph Benatzky's beloved operetta Im weißen Rössl. This season he also revisits the Zürich Opera House in February 2019, when he takes on the role of Piet the Pot in a new staging of Ligeti's Le Grand Macabre directed by Tatjana Gürbaca and conducted by Fabio Luisi. Further new productions in 2018/19 include Bernhard Lang's operatic adaptation of the Schnitzler play Reigen at the Neue Oper Wien (in a co-production with the Bregenz Festival), as well as Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld at the Theater Bielefeld in June 2019.

Last season the Austrian artist received tremendous acclaim for his role debut as Loge in a new production of Das Rheingold at the Theater Bielefeld. In 2017-18, he also made his house debut at the Cologne Opera, where he appeared as the Young Count in Bernd Alois Zimmermann's Die Soldaten - a role he sang with huge success in 2014 at the Bavarian State Opera under Kirill Petrenko. In concert performances to mark Leonard Bernstein's centenary, he sang the title role in Candide at the Graz Opera in March and April 2018.

In 2016-17, he debuted the role of the Brother/Spirit in Israeli composer Ella Milch-Sheriff's Baruchs Schweigen at the Semperdepot in Vienna. He also appeared in the title role of Franz Von Suppé's Boccaccio at the Herbsttagen Blindenmarkt, and as Toni Schlumberger in Emmerich Kálmán's Die Zirkusprinzessin at the Graz Opera. He ended the season with a return to the prestigious Vienna Festwochen in the world premiere of Mondparsifal Alpha 1-8, a new work by composed by Bernhard Lang and directed by Jonathan Meese.

In the 2015/16 season, Alexander was celebrated for his outstanding and moving portrayal of Gustav von Aschenbach in Benjamin Britten's Death in Venice at the Theater Bielefeld, for which he was named ''Best Singer of the Year'' in the 2016 survey of music critics by Die Welt. He also returned to the Bayerische Staatsoper, where he sang the role of L'aumônier in Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites. Other engagements included the role of Henri in a new production of Richard Heuberger's Der Opernball at the Graz Opera.

In 2014/15, the tenor sang at the Bavarian State Opera in a new production of Manon Lescaut alongside Anna Netrebko, as well as appearing as Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte, Triquet in Eugene Onegin, Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro, Dancaire in Carmen, and Gaston in La Traviata.  He also debuted with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Tel Aviv with January 2015 performances of Mozart's Requiem under the baton of Manfred Honeck, and appeared in Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald at the Theater an der Wien in Spring 2015.  He was also seen as Leopold in Ralph Benatzsky's Im weißen Rössl at the Herbsttage Blindenmarkt in October 2014.  

Alexander returned for his second season at the Bavarian State Opera in 2013/14, appearing as GoroBrighella2. JudeDancaire and Basilio, and the Young Count in the acclaimed new production of Zimmermann's Die Soldaten, which was broadcast live. In summer 2014, he was invited to sing Monostatos at the Bregenz Festival revival of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, as well as Der Hierlinger Ferdinand in Bregenz's world premiere of Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald (Tales from the Vienna Woods) by HK Gruber.

Other highlights in recent seasons include appearances in productions at the Neue Oper Wien (in Britten’s Curlew River and Prodigal Son), and at the Linzer Brucknerfest (Schreker's Der Schatzgräber).

Alexander Kaimbacher has performed extensively in Europe and beyond, at theaters and festivals such as the Vienna Volksoper, Graz Opera, Staatstheater Meiningen, Zürich Opera, Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Teatro dell’ Opera di Roma, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, La Scala di Milano, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Salzburg FestivalGrafenegg Festival, KlangbogenWien, Wiener Festwochen, and Carinthischer Sommer.

His operatic repertoire is extensive and ranges from lyric Mozart roles to character tenor roles by Wagner (Steuermann, Vogelsang, Loge, Mime) and Richard Strauss (Tanzmeister, Jüngling, Brighella, Valzacchi). He is also a modern and new music specialist and has been heard as Robespierre in Gottfried von Einem's Dantons Tod, Andres in Berg's Wozzeck, as well as roles in Britten's Albert Herring, Henze's Der junge Lord, Tippett's The Knot Garden, Li Po in Marco Polo and the Prince in Tea, both by Tan Dun, Pierre  in Gerhard Schedl's Pierre et Luce, and Candide in Bernstein's Candide. He has sung in world premieres of works at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt (Jedem das Seine, Turrini/Hassler), the Zürich Opera (Der Herr Nordwind, HK Gruber), the Bregenz Festival (Die schöne Wunde, Haas), the Theater an der Wien (Il Postino, Catan - with Placido Domingo), and the Teatro di San Carlo (Napucalisse, Battistelli).

The tenor is also active on the concert stage. His concert engagements have included Liszt’s Faust Symphonie at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Weill’s Sieben Todsünden at the Bregenz Festival, Die Schöne Müllerin in Aflenz, Winterreise in Novosibirsk, Beethoven’s 9th symphony in Milan, Dichterliebe for the Schumann Gesellschaft in Bonn and Düsseldorf, and Carmina Burana at the Vienna Musikverein.

He has appeared in concerts at the Gasteig München, Vienna Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Brucknerhaus Linz, Aflenzer Kultursommer, Gitarrentage Aschaffenburg, Teatro Monumental Madrid, ACF New York, Washington, Kravi Center in West Palm Beach, Minneapolis Concert Hall, Vancouver Orpheum Theatre and Grant Park Music Festival Chicago, among others.

Alexander Kaimbacher works with conductors such as Marcello Viotti (Die schöne Helena – CD recording), Silvain Cambreling, Peter Keuschnig, Walter Kobéra, Martin Haselböck, Manfred Honeck, Alfred Eschwé, Andres Orozco-Estrada, Carlos Kalmar, Gustav Kuhn, Gabriel Feltz, Paolo Carignani, Claude Schnitzler, Stefan Soltesz, Asher Fisch, Adam Fischer, Ulf Schirmer, Markus Stenz, Kirill Petrenko, Franz Welser-Möst, Seiji Ozawa, Ralf Weikert, Omer Meir Wellber, Christian Thielemann, Gianandrea Noseda, Semyon Bychkov, Philippe Jordan and Zubin Mehta.

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January 25, 2019

Alexander Kaimbacher returns to Opernhaus Zürich starring as Piet in Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre

Tenor Alexander Kaimbacher makes his debut singing Piet vom Fass in Tatjana Gürbaca’s new production of Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre on February 3rd.
Conducted by Tito Ceccherini with additional performances Feb 7., 10., 13., 16. and March 2.

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December 14, 2018

Alexander Kaimbacher debuts Leopold Brandmeyer at the Oper Köln

Tenor Alexander Kaimbacher made a superb debut singing the role of Leopold Brandmeyer in Benatzky’s Im Weißen Rössl at the Oper Köln.
Conductor: Uwe Theimer, Dir. Eike Ecker
Additional Performances on December 16, 22, 27, 29, 31, as well as January 5th and 27th.

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April 20, 2018

Tenor Alexander Kaimbacher debuts at Oper Köln in Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten

Tenor Alexander Kaimbacher will make his house debut at Oper Köln  singing the role of junger Graf in a new production of Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten from 29th April 2018.
Further dates:  3./.11/13./17./20 May 2018

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March 14, 2018

Tenors Alexander Kaimbacher and Lorin Wey – Role debuts as Loge and Mime in Das Rheingold at Theater Bielefeld!

Austrian tenor Alexander Kaimbacher makes a stunning role debut as Loge and Swiss tenor Lorin Wey debuts as Mime both to rave reviews in Theater Bielefeld’s new production of Wagner’s Das Rheingold! Further performances: 22 March, 1., 11 April, 6. May, 10 July.

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December 28, 2017

Tenor Alexander Kaimbacher stars in Salute to Vienna Concerts in the United States

Tenor Alexander Kaimbacher appears in a series of “Salute to Vienna” New Year’s Concerts in in Costa Mesa (29th December 2017), San Diego (30th December 2017) and Los Angeles (1st January 2018).
He is joined by Soprano Katarzyna Kondalska. They are accompanied by the Strauss Symphony of America Orchestra under the baton of Andreas Deák.
For further information click here.

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August 23, 2017

Tenor Alexander Kaimbacher sings Krenek’s “Reisebuch aus den österreichischen Alpen” at the Grafenegg Festival

Tenor Alexander Kaimbacher will sing the Ernst Krenek’s “Reisebuch aus den österreichischen Alpen” accompanied by Jendrik Springer on Saturday, 26th August 2017 at the Grafenegg Festival

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September 7, 2016

Tenor Alexander Kaimbacher named best singer for Britten’s Death in Venice by die Welt am Sonntag

Tenor Alexander Kaimbacher was named best singer for his portrayal of Gustav von Aschenbach in Britten’s Death in Venice at the Theater Bielefeld in Die Welt am Sonntag.
You can read the full article here.

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June 9, 2016

Tenor Alexander Kaimbacher has a house and role debut in Britten’s Death in Venice at Theater Bielefeld

Tenor Alexander Kaimbacher makes his house and role debut in Benjamin Britten’s Death in Venice, singing the role of Gustav von Aschenbach at the Theater Bielefeld on Saturday, 11th June 2016.
The production is conducted by Pawel Poplawski and directed by Nadja Loschky.
Further dates: 14.,22.,30.June and 3. and 7.July 2016.

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