Tobias Kehrer
Bass
Tobias Kehrer was born in Dessau. He started his musical educa- tion with private singing lessons and studied at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin with Professor Siegfried Lorenz, leaving the Hochschule with the diploma in February 2011. In 2008 participation at the Kyoto International Music Students Festival. Whilst Tobias Kehrer was still a student he appeared in the production of Karl Amadeus Hartmann's opera Das Wachsfi- gurenkabinett at the Kurt-Weill-Festival Dessau (2009) and had several engagements at the opera houses in Neustrelitz (Der Frei- schütz / Eremit) and Chemnitz (La Traviata / Marquis d'Obigny). Concert engagements with smaller orchestras and with the Telemann-Festival Magdeburg. Starting in the 2012 / 2013 season at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as a regular company member, Tobias Kehrer will have completed immediately before the one year's scholarship ”Franz-Josef- Weisweiler” awarded by the  Förderkreis of the Deutsche Oper Berlin (roles among others Zuniga / Carmen, Mandarin / Turandot, Masetto, Commendatore / Don Giovanni, Sarastro / Die Zauber- flöte, Steffano Colonna / Rienzi, Fafner / Das Rheingold under the musical direction of Sir Simon Rattle in September 2013). 2014 / 2015: debut Metropolitan Opera New York, Die Zauberflöte / Sarastro with re-engagement for the 2017 / 2018 season. 2017: Lyric Opera of Chicago (Das Rheingold / Fafner, leading team: David Pountney / Sir Andrew Davis), Opéra National de Paris (Die  Zauberflöte / Sarastro), Teatro alla Scala di Milano (Die Entführung  aus dem Serail / Osmin, musical direction: Zubin Mehta).  Salzburg Festival 2012, new production Ariadne auf Naxos / Truffal- din (conductor: Daniel Harding, stage director: Sven-Eric Bechtolf) and Festival 2013: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg / Nachtwächter  (Stefan Herheim / Daniele Gatti) and concert performance of Walter Braunfels' Jeanne d'Arc / Jacobus von Arc. Glyndebourne Festival 2015, Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Osmin. Bayreuth Festival 2018 (debut): Die Walküre / Hunding, Die Meistersinger von Nürn- berg / Nachtwächter, Parsifal / Titurel. Representation: General Management