Andreas Schager studied at the University for Music in Vienna and currently studies with Heidrun Franz Vetter in Berlin. Whilst still studying, he made his operatic debut as Ferrando in Così fan tutte at the Schlosstheater Schönbrunn. During the following years he sang at several important theaters and festivals including Koblenz, Frankfurt, Vienna (Festival), Bologna, Amsterdam, Gent, Antwerp, Cologne, and Toronto.

In summer 2009, Schager made a very significant step in his career, moving to a more dramatic repertoire. He made his highly regarded debut at the Tiroler Festspiele Erl as David in Richard Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.
Since then, he performed the roles of Florestan/Fidelio, Max/Der Freischütz, Rienzi/Rienzi, Tristan/Tristan und Isolde, and Siegfried in both Götterdämmerung and Siegfried. Further engagements led him to renowned houses such as Deutsche Oper and Staatsoper Berlin, Teatro Real Madrid, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Teatro dell’Opera Rome, and Teatro alla Scala Milan. As a concert singer, Schager sang the tenor parts in Mahler‘s Das Lied von der Erde (Hamburg NDR) and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in Ravenna, Bonn, Tokyo, and Berlin.

His appearances as Siegfried/Götterdämmerung at Staatsoper Berlin, at BBC Proms 2013 in London, and at the Teatro alla Scala under Daniel Barenboim were highly acclaimed by press and audience and resulted in his international breakthrough.

The most recent highlights on the opera stage include Fidelio, Parsifal, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung at Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin under Daniel Barenboim, Siegfried/Götterdämmerung at Dresden‘s Semperoper under Christian Thielemann, Tannhäuser at Deutsche Oper Berlin, at Vienna’s State Opera Apollo/Daphne under Simone Young as well as Max/Der Freischütz under Tomáš Netopil, and the title role in Parsifal at the Bayreuther Festspiele 2017-18, at Hamburgische Staatsoper and at Opéra Bastille.

In addition to his outstanding operatic success, Andreas Schager is also active as a concert singer. Highlights of the past years include performances with the Cleveland Orchestra under Franz Welser-Möst in Cleveland and at Carnegie Hall, Gurrelieder at Philharmonie de Paris and Beethoven’s 9th at Vienna’s Konzerthaus with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, both under Philippe Jordan, Mahler’s 8th under Riccardo Chailly in Lucerne, as well as Beethoven’s 9th with Marek Janowski and the Rundfunksinfonieorchester at Berlin’s Konzerthaus.

Upcoming engagements include his debut as Siegfried in the Ring at the Metropolitan Opera as well as Tristan at Opéra national de Paris, both with Philippe Jordan at the conductor’s stand, Lohengrin at Vienna State Opera with Simone Young, Siegfried/Ring at Staatsoper Hamburg under Kent Nagano, Tristan with Daniel Barenboim at Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Apollo/Daphne at Opera Frankfurt under Sebastian Weigle, and his return to the Bayreuther Festspiele as Parsifal in 2019.                                                

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Boris Orlob
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Repertoire Concert

Beethoven Symphony no. 9
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
  Symphony no. 8
Schönberg Gurre-Lieder

Repertoire Opera

Beethoven Fidelio Florestan
Mozart Die Zauberflöte Tamino
Strauss, R. Ariadne auf Naxos Bacchus
  Daphne Apollo
  Die ägyptische Helena Menelas
Wagner Der fliegende Holländer Erik
  Die Walküre Siegmund
  Götterdämmerung Siegfried
  Parsifal Parsifal
  Rienzi Rienzi
  Siegfried Siegfried
  Tannhäuser Tannhäuser
  Tristan und Isolde Tristan
Weber Der Freischütz Max


Full force in Bayreuth
Andreas Schager as Tristan and Vincent Wolfsteiner as Siegmund jumped in for the ailing Stephen Gould on August 28th and 29th at the Bayreuther Festspiele with great success. Before, as in the years 2016 and 2017, Schager sang Parsifal in all performances.
Vincent Wolfsteiner had already, on short notice, covered for Gould and sung the third act of Tristan from the side of the stage in the performance on August 24th as well as taken on the roles of Siegfried and Siegmund in the “Children’s Ring” by Katharina Wagner.
With these two performances this year’s festival season in Bayreuth came to an end. In the Walküre, Marina Prudenskaya gave a powerful Fricka!
Paris triumph, Vienna premiere, Bayreuth summer
Andreas Schager continues his Wagner triumphal procession! At his debut at the Opéra national de Paris he gave a "unique and truly impressive performance"( as Parsifal under the baton of Philippe Jordan.
From not too far away the horns already sound: On June 11th Der Freischütz celebrates its premiere at the Vienna State Opera, in which our Austrian tenor will perform the role of Max. Alongside him on stage are, among others, Camilla Nylund (Agathe), Alan Held (Caspar) and Albert Dohmen (Eremit) as well as Tomáš Netopil at the conductor’s stand. Performances: June 11/14/17/20/25 and 28.
The summer is characterized by the Bayreuth Festival, where Schager will once again be embodying Parsifal under the baton of Semyon Bychkov. Performance dates: July 26; August 01/08/14/19/25.
Fascination Wagner
is a completely innovative concert format with Andreas Schager! 

„Fascination Wagner“ presents highlights of the operas of Richard Wagner in combination with specially produced music videos in a new dimension. The story of each opera is thus comprehensively and directly accessible to the audience.

On the 25th and 26th of October 2018, Fascination Wagner will be staged for the first time in the Forum Karlín in Prague as an event of the National Theater of Prague.
As part of the Internationale Maifestspiele, this unique concert event will take place at Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden on 29th of May 2019

For further information about this exciting project please visit: 

For inquiries about the project please contact Boris Orlob under or on tel. 0049 30 20 45 08 39.
Interview with WDR1 (Audio in German) July 2018 

Interview with Opéra de Paris (Parsifal, May 2018)Andreas Schager at the Opéra National de Paris
May 2018

Tristan und Isolde at Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin
Tristan und Isolde

Interview with Musical Toronto 


Der Freischütz / Wiener Staatsoper / 12.06.18 /

"Welche Kraft, welches Timbre, welche Stimmführung!" 

Parsifal / Opéra national de Paris / 19.05.18 /

"Une prestation singulière et franchement impressionnante" 

Parsifal / Opéra national de Paris / 14.05.18 /

"Sa voix révèle une tessiture impressionnante" 

Tristan und Isolde / Staatsoper Berlin / 27.02.18 /

"the great Tristan of today" 

Tristan und Isolde / Staatsoper Berlin / 12.02.18 /

"singt sich mit phänomenaler Selbstverständlichkeit durch die monströse Tristanpartie" 

Tristan und Isolde / Staatsoper Berlin / 12.02.18 /

"vermag als Tristan alles zu singen, was ein Mensch an Gefühlen in sich trägt" 

Tristan und Isolde / Staatsoper Berlin / 12.02.18 /

"sang den Tristan vom ersten bis zum letzten Ton nach knapp sechs Stunden kraftvoll" 

Tristan und Isolde / Staatsoper Berlin / 12.02.18 /

"ein gestalterisch beeindruckender Tristan" 

Der Ring des Nibelungen / Semperoper Dresden / 22.01.18 /

"der kraftvoll-dynamischste, lyrisch-attraktivste Siegfried mit schier endlosen Kraftreserven" 

Der Ring des Nibelungen / Semperoper Dresden / 22.01.18 /

"Seinen ganzen Part singt er mit großem Strahl" 

Beethoven's 9th Symphony / Wiener Konzerthaus / 01.01.18 /

Daphne / Wiener Staatsoper / 06.12.17 /

"Lang lebe König Andreas!" 

Daphne / Wiener Staatsoper / 04.12.17 /

"der göttliche Donner, den er in höchsten Tenorhöhen erzeugt, der elektrisiert wirklich" 

Tannhäuser / Deutsche Oper Berlin / 25.11.17 /

"ist als Tannhäuser vollkommen, sowohl stimmlich als auch darstellerisch!" 

Götterdämmerung / Semperoper Dresden / 02.11.17 /

"an exuberant Siegfried" 

Götterdämmerung / Semperoper Dresden / 02.11.17 /

"sensationell gut! Weltklasse!" 

Götterdämmerung / Semperoper Dresden / 29.10.17 /

"unkonventionell in Gesang und Darstellung" 

Parsifal / Staatsoper Hamburg / 17.09.17 /

"Dieser Parsifal hatte große Strahlkraft, die den Saal erfüllte" 

Parsifal / Bayreuther Festspiele / 25.08.17 /

"Andreas Schager, my God, is sublime" 

Parsifal / Bayreuther Festspiele / 24.08.17 /

"exemplary as Parsifal" 

Parsifal / Bayreuther Festspiele / 21.08.17 /

"Andreas Schager kam, sang und siegte" 

Der Ring des Nibelungen / Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden / April/May 2017 /

"the world's greatest Heldentenor" 

Parsifal / Festtage Staatsoper Berlin / 03.05.17 /

"a shining new star" 

Götterdämmerung / Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden / 24.04.17 /

"bis in die letzte Faser durchdrungen" 

Siegfried / Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden / 16.04.17 /

"einfach phantastisch" 

Parsifal / Staatsoper Berlin / 15.04.17 /

 "a phenomenal Parsifal " 

Parsifal / Staatsoper Berlin / 11.04.17 /

 "unquestionably the Heldentenor of our age " 

Götterdämmerung / Four Seasons Centre Toronto / 02.02.17 /

"a remarkable performance" 

Götterdämmerung / Four Seasons Centre Toronto / 02.02.17 /

 "a bright, steely sound" 

Tristan und Isolde / Teatro dell' Opera di Roma / 06.12.16 / 

"Reichtum an Farben" 

Walküre / Festspiele Baden-Baden / 10.07.16 /

"Schager schlug ein wie eine Bombe" 

Siegfried / Staatsoper Berlin / 15.06.16 /

 "a rare occurence" 

Der fliegende Holländer / Staatsoper Hamburg / 28.02.16 /

 "Schager really is a phenomenon" 

Parsifal / Staatsoper Berlin / 28.03.15 /

 "the bright new hope" 

Götterdämmerung / BBC Proms / 28.07.13 /

"hugely charismatic and physical performance
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