Andreas Bauer Kanabas sings important roles in the serious bass repertoire. The large tonal range, the special timbre 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 (in Italian and French), Zaccaria, Fiesco, De Silva and Sparafucile, as well as lyrical Wagner roles such as König Marke, König Heinrich, Landgraf Hermann and Daland. With great success he has sung Mephisto in Gounod's Faust,    Escamillo/Carmen, the title role in Bluebeard's Castle, Vodnik/Rusalka, Gremin/Eugen Onegin, Ibn Hakia and King René/Iolanta, Claggart/Billy Budd, as well as Sarastro, Osmin and Komtur.

He performs on international stages including the Vienna Staatsoper, Royal Opera House London, Opéra Bastille de Paris, The Bolshoi in Moscow, Teatro Real Madrid, 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.

In recent seasons he made his debuts as Philippe II/Don Carlo (in French) in Antwerp and Ghent, Padre Guardiano/La forza del destino at the Frankfurt Opera, 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 most recently sang the role of Sarastro 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 his parent company at the Oper Frankfurt under Steven Sloane and Ted Huffman. He has also sung Daland/The Flying Dutchman at the Festival d'Opera de Québec, the Deutsche Oper Berlin and in Madrid alongside Sir Bryn Terfel. Another 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 Theater in Tokyo. He was also heard at the Latvian National Opera in Riga as Herzog De Silva/Ernani under the baton of Daniel Oren, as well as extremely successful as Mephisto in Gounod's Faust in an award-winning production, which was also broadcast on Arte.

Concert engagements have taken him to the Teatro alla Scala in Milan with the Mozart Requiem, the Verdi Requiem to the Munich Gasteig, Schumann's Manfred under Claudio Abbado and the Berliner Philharmoniker to the Berliner Philharmonie, Schumann's Faust-Szenen to the Tonhalle Düsseldorf and Haydn's Die Schöpfung to the Verbier Festival. With the WDR Symphony Orchestra he was outstanding in a live broadcast as Elias in the Kölner Philharmonie, followed by a concert version of Bártok's Duke Bluebeard's Castle. He has already sung Beethoven's 9th Symphony in many important concert halls, including the Tokyo Suntory Hall, the Osaka Festival Hall, the Leipzig Gewandhaus and the Kölner Philharmonie. Under the direction of Marek Janowski he sings the solo bass in a Pentatone-Complete recording of all Beethoven symphonies.

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

During the Covid19 shutdown in 2020, Andreas Bauer Kanabas could still be heard at the Teatro Real Madrid as Vodnik/Rusalka before he started the 2021/22 season with many premieres and important role debuts: He was in the Premiere and Arte live broadcast at the Semperoper Dresden as an impressive King/ Aida under Christian Thielemann, followed by his King Heinrich/ Lohengrin at the Leipzig Opera and his house debut as Rocco/ Fidelio at the Hamburg State Opera under Kent Nagano, he made a guest appearance as Prince Gremin/ Jewgeni Onegin at the Komische Oper Berlin and again as Rocco/ Fidelio at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival under Jaap van Zweden. At his parent house in Frankfurt, the newly elected opera house of the year 2022, 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.

Numerous recordings document his career, including the Eremit/Freischütz at the Semperoper Dresden under the direction of Christian Thielemann, the DVD was produced by Unitel Classica. In 2021 his critically acclaimed solo CD "Love and Despair" was released by OhemsClassics.

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Celebrated role debut as Baron Ochs in Rosenkavalier
Winter is over! Andreas Bauer Kanabas is celebrating two major events. First his eagerly awaited successful CD release concert with Schubert's "Schwanengesang" with the pianist Daniel Heide at Frankfurt Opera, followed shortly thereafter by  his critically acclaimed role debut as Baron Ochs von Lerchenau in Rosenkavalier at the Irish National Opera in Dublin, in a Bruno Ravella production and musically lead  by Fergus Sheil.
Andreas Bauer Kanabas in interview with the Crescendo Magazine (in German):
Meistersinger in Frankfurt 
Andreas Bauer Kanaba's last season was full of premieres and numerous roles - and house debuts, and the new season will be no less intense.
He has just sung the role of Sarastro in the premiere of Ted Huffmans' extraordinary readership of The Magic Flute and under the musical direction of Steven Sloane in Frankfurt, now the premier as Pogner in Die Meistersinger under Sebastian Weigle and Johannes Erath is in order (premier on November 6th at the Frankfurt Opera ) - a Verdi must not be missing and one can already look forward to Don Ruy Gomez de Silva in Ernani at the Opera Vlaanderen. His Baron Ochs debut in Rosenkavalier at the Irish National Opera follows immediately before he returns to Frankfurt as Pogner/Meistersinger at the Spring Festival in Tokyo and in the premiere of R. Stephan's Die Erste Menschen under Sebastian Weigle and Tobias Kratzer returns.



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

"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 / zeitung.faz.net

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

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg / Oper Frankfurt /  08.11.2022 / faz.net

"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 / nmz.de

"...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 / musik-heute.de

"ein Bayreuth-würdiges Debüt"     

Die Zauberflöte / Frankfurt /  09.10.2022 / kulturfreak.de

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

SOLO CD "LOVE AND DESPAIR" Kritiken / kanabas.de/news-presse/

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 / faz.net

"Exzellenter König Marke" 

Tristan und Isolde / Frankfurt / 20.01.2020 / fr.de

"während Bauer Kanabas sängerisch einen Weltklasseauftritt absolviert"

Tristan und Isolde / Frankfurt / 20.02.2020 / nmz.de

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