Andreas Bauer Kanabas sings important roles of the serious bass repertoire. The large range and the legato culture of his voluminous voice make him a basso cantante with great versatility. He studied singing with Prof. Eugen Rabine in Weimar, later with Paolo Barbacini in Italy, Robert Lloyd in London and Robert Gonnella in Toulouse. His repertoire includes Verdi roles such as Filippo II, Zaccaria, Fiesco, De Silva and Sparafucile, as well as lyrical Wagner roles such as King Marke, King Heinrich, Landgrave Hermann and Daland. With great success he sings Mephisto in Gounod's Faust, Escamillo/Carmen, the title role in Duke Bluebeard's Castle, Vodnik/Rusalka, Gremin/Eugen Onegin, Ibn Hakia and King René/Iolanta, Claggart/Billy Budd, as well as Sarastro, Osmin and Komtur.

Andreas Bauer Kanabas sings at international stages such as the Vienna State Opera, Royal Opera in Covent Garden London, Opéra Bastille de Paris, Bolshoi in Moscow, Teatro Real Madrid, Seattle Opera, New National Theatre in Tokyo, Teatro Municipal Santiago de Chile, Opéra de Lyon, at the National Opera Riga, at the Semperoper Dresden and the Berlin State Opera. He has been a member of the Frankfurt Opera ensemble since 2013.

In the past seasons he debuted as Philippe II/Don Carlos (in French) in Antwerp and Gent, Padre Guardiano/La forza del destino at Oper Frankfurt, Escamillio/Carmen at the Bolshoi in Moscow, Alfonso D'Este/Lucrezia Borgia in Toulouse, and Sarastro/The Magic Flute at the Royal Opera in Covent Garden London. Andreas Bauer Kanabas sang the role of Sarastro most recently at the Festival de Perelada, as well as in Paris, Berlin, Dresden, Budapest, Abu Dhabi, Malmö and most recently in the new production of the 22/23 season at the opera house in Frankfurt under Steven Sloane and Ted Huffman. He has also appeared as Daland/Der fliegende Holländer at the Festival d'Opera de Québec and at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and in Madrid alongside Sir Bryn Terfel. Another his brilliant role is King Heinrich in Lohengrin, with which he has already made guest appearances at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Vienna State Opera and the New National Theatre in Tokyo. He has also appeared at the Latvian National Opera in Riga as Duke De Silva/Ernani under the baton of Daniel Oren and was very successful as Mephisto in Gounod's Faust in an award-winning production which was also broadcast on Television Arte.  

Concert engagements have taken him to La Scala in Milan with Mozart's Requiem, to Munich's Gasteig with Verdi's Requiem, to the Berlin Philharmonie with Schumann's Manfred under Claudio Abbado with the Berliner Philharmoniker, to the Tonhalle Düsseldorf with Schumann's Faust Scenes and to the Verbier Festival with Haydn's Creation.
With the WDR Symphony Orchestra he was impressively heard in a live broadcast as Elijah at the Cologne Philharmonie, followed by a concert version of Bártok's Duke Bluebeard's Castle. He has sung Beethoven's 9th Symphony in many major concert halls, including Tokyo Suntory Hall, Osaka Festival Hall, Leipzig Gewandhaus as well as the Cologne Philharmonie. Under the direction of Marek Janowski he sings the solo bass in a Pentatone recording of all Beethoven symphonies.

Andreas Bauer Kanabas has worked with many renowned conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Simon Rattle, Daniel Barenboim, Sebastian Weigle, Ivan Fischer, Ádám Fischer, Andris Nelsons, Philippe Jordan, Pier Giorgio Morandi, Ingo Metzmacher, Gustavo Dudamel and Christian Thielemann.

During the 2020 Covid19 shutdown, Andreas Bauer Kanabas was heard at Teatro Real Madrid as Vodnik/Rusalka, before starting the 2021/22 season with many premieres and important role debuts. He appeared in the premiere at the Semperoper Dresden and Arte live broadcast as König/ Aida under Christian Thielemann, followed by his König Heinrich/ Lohengrin at Oper Leipzig and his house debut as Rocco/ Fidelio at the Staatsoper Hamburg under Kent Nagano. He made a guest appearance as Prince Gremin/ Yevgeny Onegin at the Komische Oper Berlin and again as Rocco/ Fidelio at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival under Jaap van Zweden. At the Opera House in Frankfurt he was King René/ Iolanta, Tirésias/ Oedipus Rex, Escamillo/ Carmen, Oroveso/ Norma, Il Marchese di Calatrava and Padre Guardiano/ La Forza del Destino and Alcinoo/ L. Dallapiccolas' Ulisse.

Engagements in 22/23 included appearances as Don Ruy Gomez de Silva in Verdi's Ernani in Antwerp and Ghent, his role debut as Baron Ochs/ Der Rosenkavalier at the Irish National Opera in Dublin and his debut at the Spring Festival in Tokyo 2023 as Pogner/ Meistersinger. He stepped in as Pogner at the Semperoper Dresden under Christian Thielemann and also in the new production of Meistersinger in Frankfurt as Veit Pogner under the musical direction of Sebastian Weigle and directed by Johannes Erath. Further highlights in Frankfurt were his Adahm in the rediscovery of Rudi Stephans' The First Men directed by Tobias Kratzer and the presentation of his latest song CD album with Schubert's Swan Song.

At the beginning of the 23/24 season, Andreas Bauer Kanabas will once again sing Philip II in the revival of Don Carlo in Frankfurt under the new GMD Thomas Guggeis, as well as Ramfis in Aida, Sarastro/Magic Flute and Landgrave Hermann/Tannhäuser and Orest/Elektra. He will be a guest again at the Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse as Prince Gremin/Eugene Onegin and in the summer of 24' he will be heard for the first time at the most renowned Schubert festival, the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg-Hohenems, as part of a song recital.

Numerous recordings document his career, including the Hermit/Freischütz at the Semperoper Dresden under the direction of Christian Thielemann; the DVD was produced by Unitel Classica. In 2021 his solo CD “Love and Despair”, which was acclaimed by the press and critics, was released by OehmsClassics, and in 2022 Schubert’s Swan Song with Daniel Heide was released by the CAvi-music label.

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Le Prince Grémine dans Eugène Onéguine 
From the 20th of June, audiences at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse can look forward to performances of a unique and moving masterpiece: Tchaikovsky's Eugen Onegin.
In a new production by Florent Siaud and under the baton of Patrick Lange, Andreas Bauer Kanabas will perform alongside Stéphane Degout and Valentina Fedenva in the role of Gremine.
This opera, which is regarded as the "Pinnacle of Slavic lyricism", will be performed in five further performances on the 23rd, 25th, 28th, 30th of June and 2nd of July.
Viva Verdi, in Frankfurt as Ramfis!
After a celebrated revival of "Don Carlo" at the Oper Frankfurt, Andreas Bauer Kanabas faces yet another important Verdi role. 
In a new production by Lydia Steier, he will appear as Ramfis in "Aida" alongside Guanqun Yu, Stefano La Colla, Claudia Mahnke, Nicholas Brownlee Kihwan Sim, Kudaibergen Abildin and Monika Buczkowska at his home theatre.

Under the direction of Erik Nielsen, performances with him as Ramfis will take place on 6, 8, 10, 17, 21, 26 and 29 December 2023.

Further information can be found via this link:


Tannhäuser /  Oper Frankfurt / 29.04.2024 / Opernglas, L.-E. Gerth, 6/2024

"Bauer Kanabas' wohlig strömender Gesang erinnert durchaus an die großen Zeiten des Wagnergesanges in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts."

Die Frau ohne Schatten / Semperoper Dresden / 25.03.2024 /

"Der imposant wie bedrohlich klingende Andreas Bauer Kanabas[...]"

Die Frau ohne Schatten / Semperoper Dresden / 24.03.2024 /

"[...]Andreas Bauer Kanabas, mit seinem kernigen, profunden Bass ein Geisterbote par excellence[...]"

Aida / Oper Frankfurt / 05.12.2023 /

"[...]am überzeugendsten sang und spielte Andreas Bauer Kanabas[...]"

Lohengrin / Staatstheater Wiesbaden / 17.09.2023 /

"[...]Andreas Bauer Kanabas überzeugte als König Heinrich mit üppiger Stimme. Derart souverän sang er seine schwere Rolle[...]"

In the shadow of the Escurial: Don Carlo / Oper Frankfurt / 09.11.2023 /

Die ersten Menschen / Oper Frankfurt / 03.07.2023 /

"Andreas Bauer Kanabas ist der kongeniale Bass-Fels in der instrumentalen Dauer-Brandung."

CD-Album / Franz Schubert: Schwanengesang & Ausgewählte Lieder / Andreas Bauer Kanabas - Bass, Daniel Heide - Klavier/ Veröffentlichung 17.02.2023 /  CD Avi 8553516 /

"Sein Liedvortrag entwickelt sich aus dem Wort und der jeweilgen dramatischen Situation. Das muss kein Nachteil sein, zumal er sehr gut zu verstehen ist. Er vermag, regelrecht plastisch zu singen"

Ernani / Opera Ballet Vlaanderen Gent /  13.01.2023 /

" ...Don Silva (mit ausschwingendem Bass der beste Sänger des Abends:  Andreas Bauer Kanabas)... "   

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg / Oper Frankfurt /  08.11.2022 /

"Nur Andreas Bauer Kanabas ist mit seinem wohligen Prachtbass ein väterlicher Viet Pogner, wie man ihn sich vorstellt."  

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg / Oper Frankfurt /  07.11.2022 /

"...sondern mit Andreas Bauer Kanabas als Pogner eine der schönsten Bass-Stimmen der derzeitigen Szene beeindruckte."  

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg / Oper Frankfurt /  06.11.2022 /

"ein Bayreuth-würdiges Debüt"     

Die Zauberflöte / Frankfurt /  09.10.2022 /

" Kanbas' Sarastro nimmt mit seiner balsamisch wirkenden Stimme sehr für sich ein."     


Kritiken für das Solo CD Album "LOVE AND DESPAIR"  

Iolanta / Frankfurt / 05.10.2021 / opernfreund

"der seinen starken, dunklen Baßbariton flexibel abtönen kann"

Tristan und Isolde / Frankfurt / 22.01.2020 /

"Exzellenter König Marke" 

Tristan und Isolde / Frankfurt / 20.01.2020 /

"während Bauer Kanabas sängerisch einen Weltklasseauftritt absolviert"

Tristan und Isolde / Frankfurt / 20.02.2020 /

"Ensemble-Wunder: Andreas Bauer Kanabas..." 
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