Mariinsky Theatre Guest Soloist
Following his studies at the University for Music in Vienna, Andreas Schager started his career singing operetta and lyrical roles in the operas by Mozart before switching to the Helden roles in the works by Wagner and Strauss.
In summer 2009, he made his highly regarded debut at the Tiroler Festspiele Erl as David in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, followed by engagements as Florestan/Fidelio, Max/Der Freischütz, Rienzi, Tristan, and Siegfried in both Götterdämmerung and Siegfried. His appearances as Siegfried/Götterdämmerung at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, at the BBC Proms 2013 in London and the Teatro alla Scala, each under the baton of Daniel Barenboim resulted in his international breakthrough.
Nowadays, Andreas Schager has established himself as the leading Heldentenor performing at the most renowned houses and festivals worldwide including the Metropolitan Opera New York, Opéra de Bastille Paris, Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera Munich, Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin, State Opera Hamburg, Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Real Madrid, opera houses in Frankfurt, Leipzig, and Wiesbaden, as well as the Bayreuth Festival, where he has worked with conductors, such as, Philippe Jordan, Daniel Barenboim, Christian Thielemann, Valery Gergiev, Daniele Gatti, Hartmut Haenchen, Marek Janowski, Franz Welser-Möst, and Riccardo Chailly.
Past highlights include Fidelio, Tristan und Isolde, Parsifal, Siegfried, and Götterdämmerung at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, each under the baton of Daniel Barenboim, Götterdämmerung at the Dresden Semperoper with Christian Thielemann at the conductor’s stand, Tannhäuser at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Apollo/Daphne and Lohengrin under Simone Young, and Max/Der Freischütz under Tomáš Netopil at the Vienna State Opera, Parsifal and Tristan at the Opéra Bastille, Siegfried in the Ring cycle at the State Opera Hamburg under Kent Nagano, and on the occasion of his debut at the Metropolitan Opera New York under Philippe Jordan, as well as Parsifal at the Bayreuth Festival.
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 the Carnegie Hall, the New Year’s concert at the Dresden Semperoper, Gurrelieder at the Philharmonie de Paris and Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 at Vienna’s Concert House with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, both under Philippe Jordan, Das Lied von der Erde under Valery Gergiev at the Philharmonie am Gasteig and the Elbphilharmonie, Mahler’s Symphony No 8 with Riccardo Chailly in Lucerne, as well as Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 with the Rundfunksinfonieorchester Berlin led by Marek Janowski at Berlin’s Konzerthaus.
In the 2019/20 season he was cast in the following roles: Siegfried/Ring at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin with Daniel Barenboim, Kaiser/Die Frau ohne Schatten under Christian Thielemann and Tamino/Die Zauberflöte at the Vienna State Opera, Menelas in the new production Die Ägyptische Helena under Franz Welser-Möst at the Teatro alla Scala, Fidelio at the Operahouse Zurich along with Tristan in Wiesbaden and at the Tokyo Spring Festival. At the Bayreuth Festival 2020 he would have appeared for the first time as Siegfried after having already performed successfully there as Erik, Tristan and Parsifal in the previous years.
The 2020/21 season started with the revival of Ariadne von Naxos at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, thereafter he sang Siegfried in multiple concertante performances of Wagners Ring at the Opéra de Bastille under the baton of Philippe Jordan and a production of Siegfried at the Teatro Real Madrid followed by a virtual gala "Met Stars in concert" streamed live throughout the planet, he finished the season with appearances in Frankfurt as Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos as well as in Wiesbaden as Siegfried and in the farewell concert for Philippe Jordan at the Opéra de Paris.
Projects of 21/22 season include a.o. Tristan in a new production at the Vienna State Opera, Siegfried in a new production at the Bayreuth Festival, Florestan/Lohengrin and his debut as Samson at the Berlin State Opera.
Information for September 2021