Bastian Thomas Kohl Bass

© Tristan Kohl

Biography

Bastian Thomas Kohl studied singing at the University of Music and Theatre in Leipzig and the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. He was a scholarship holder of the DAAD and the Bayreuth Festival. Since the age of 19 he has sung with the Leipzig Opera Choir and performed in concerts at the Leipzig Opera House, the KKL Lucerne, the Munich Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Rotterdam Concertgebouw and the Luxembourg Philharmonic. 

In 2013, he joined the Zurich Opera House's Opera Studio where he appeared in Parsifal, Lohengrin, Der Freischütz, Elektra, La Bohème, The Magic Flute and The Queen of Spade. He also made his international debut with a concert performance at the Musikverein in Vienna in Handel's Saul

He also appeared on ARTE in 'Stars von morgen' after winning First Prize and the Audience Prize at the 25th International Singing Competition in Clermont-Ferrand. 

Other projects include Pulcinella in Geneva, his role debut as Sarastro (The Magic Flute) at the Teatro della Fortuna in Fano and the Teatro Ventidio Basso in Ascoli Piceno, Schreker's Die Gezeichneten at the Saint-Gall Opera, Margherita d’Anjou at the Festival della Valle d'Itria in Martina Franca, Rubinstein's Moise with Warner and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, and Allazim and Osmin (Zaide) at the Opéra de Chambre de Suisse. 

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 Centre and the Beijing Concert Hall. 

In 2021, he sang for the first time at Carnegie Hall in New York before appearing at the Schlossfestspiele in Zwingenberg, the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest and the Berlin Philharmonic. This season will see his La Scala debut in Salome.

Paris Opera debut

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  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 09 to 28 May 2024
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