Bastian Thomas Kohl Bass

© Tristan Kohl


Bastian Thomas Kohl studied singing at the University of Music and Theater in Leipzig and the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. He has received scholarships from the DAAD and the Bayreuth Festival. From the age of 19, he sang with the Leipzig Opera Choir and performed in concerts at the Leipzig Opera, KKL Lucerne, Munich Philharmonie, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Rotterdam Concertgebouw and Luxembourg Philharmonie. In 2013, he was engaged by the Opera Studio of the Zurich Opera, where he appeared in Parsifal, Lohengrin, The Maverick, Elektra, La Bohème, The Magic Flute and The Queen of Spades. During this period, he also made his international debut, appearing in concert at Vienna's Musikverein in Handel's Saul.

He also appeared on ARTE's "Stars von morgen" after winning first prize and the Audience Prize at the 25th Clermont-Ferrand International Singing Competition. Other engagements include Pulcinella at the Opéra de Genève, his debut as Sarastro (The Magic Flute) at the Teatro della Fortuna in Fano and the Teatro Ventidio Basso in Ascoli Piceno, and Schreker's Les Stigmatisés at the St. Gallen Opera, Margherita d'Anjou at the Itria Valley Festival in Martina Franca, Rubinstein's Moses at Warner with the Warsaw Philharmonic, and the roles of Allazim and Osmin (Zaide) at the Swiss Chamber Opera. He has performed in numerous concerts, including at the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Casa da Música in Porto, the Théâtre du Vellein in France, the Kurhaus in Wiesbaden, the Heyuan Arts Center and the Beijing Concert Hall.

In 2021, he sang for the first time at New York's Carnegie Hall before appearing at the Schlossfestspiele in Zwingenberg, the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest and the Berlin Philharmonic. In 2023, he made his debut at La Scala in Milan in Salome and sang Sarastro at the Bregenz Festival.

At the Opéra national de Paris: Salome (Zweiter Soldat), 2022

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