Andreas Jankowitsch

Andreas Jankowitsch

Bass-Baritone

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Bio







Education






Early in his life, Vienna-born Andreas Jankowitsch learned how to play




the piano. He was soprano soloist at the Vienna Boys’ Choir and studied




organ, composition and singing at the Vienna University of Music with




Walter Berry, Robert Holl and Franz Lukasovsky. It was during his




studies that he joined the ensemble of the Salzburg Regional Theatre,




working together with Harry Kupfer and Stephane Deneve. Shortly after




his engagement in Salzburg, he has been singing at renowned




international theatres in Germany (Berlin, Darmstadt), Spain (Zaragossa,




 Valencia, Gijon, Bilbao), Italy (Udine, Pordenone), France (Lyon),




Austria (Festspiele Bregenz, Festspielhaus Salzburg) and in many other




countries.












Classical opera repertoire






Appearing as "Don Giovanni" inTobias Moretti’s opera debut in Bregenz,




Andreas Jankowitsch started his career as freelance singer. Numerous




engagements brought him to famous stages all over Europe. His




comprehensive opera repertoire includes works from Haydn (Buonafede),




Mozart (Leporello, Don Giovanni, Papageno, Guglielmo, Figaro), Beethoven




 (Don Pizarro), Lortzing (Baculus), Weber (Freischütz - Kaspar), Rossini




 (Bartolo, Basilio), Gounod (Mephisto), Puccini (Sharpless, Scarpia),




Offenbach (Villains), Debussy (Golaud), Strauss (Jochanaan), Janacek




(Jenufa), Smetana (The Bartered Bride - Krushina) to contemporary music




(Hindemith, Henze, Glanert und Aribert Reimann).












Contemporary operas






For Andreas Jankowitsch it is also important to perform modern music on a




 regular basis. In this genre, he has given virtuoso performances in




mono-operas including Grigori Frid´s "Letters of van Gogh", Wolfram




Wagner´s "Endlich Schluß" and Tsippi Fleischer´s "Cain and Abel". In




particular, he was praised by the critics for his title role in Wolfgang




 Mitterer’s comic opera “Baron Munchhausen”, which had its premiere




during the “Wien Modern” festival in 2011.












Concert singer






The experienced Viennese baritone is also a sought-after concert singer.




 He has performed in Joseph Haydn´s oratorios, Bach´s passions and




Mozart´s Requiem, as well as in works by Brahms and Verdi at the Wiener




Musikverein and the Konzerthaus Vienna, at the Carnegie Hall and the




Boston Symphony Hall.







Co-opertations with world-renowned stage directors, conductors and orchestras







In his relatively short career he has already worked together with




internationally acclaimed stage directors such as Harry Kupfer, Hans




Neuenfels, Karoline Gruber, Tobias Moretti, Thorsten Fischer and Keith




Warner. Under conductors including Stephane Deneve, Bertrand de Billy,




Ulf Schirmer, Franz Welser-Möst, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Bertrand de




Billy, Dennis Russell Davies, Gerd Albrecht, Claus Peter Flor, and many




more, Andreas Jankowitsch was accompanied by the Vienna Symphony, the




Cleveland Orchestra, the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Mozarteum




Orchestra Salzburg, the Orchèstre National de Lyon, the Ensemble




Contrapunkte, the Orchèstre National de Toulouse, the Concentus Musicus,




 the Symphony Orchestra Vorarlberg and the Brandenburg Collegium N.Y.






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