Björn christian Kuhn

Björn christian Kuhn

Tenore Buffo (Spieltenor)

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«Der Tenor Björn Christian Kuhn ist eine nahezu perfekte Mischung aus Spielwitz und locker sitzender höhensicherer Stimme»
Deutschlandfunk Kultur (2017)
2017Bernstein: West Side StoryTony
2017Bizet: CarmenLe Remendado
2016Abraham: Ball im SavoyMustapha Bey
2016Mozart: Die ZauberflöteMonostatos
2016Bach J.S.: Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248 (Christmas Oratorio)Evangelist & Arien
2016Mozart: RequiemTenor
2016Verdi: FalstaffBardolfo
2015Strauss J.: Die FledermausAlfred
2000Bach J.S.: Mass, BWV 232, B minorTenor
2000Bach J.S.: Matthäuspassion, BWV 244 (St. Matthew Passion)Evangelist
2000Bach J.S.: Johannespassion, BWV 245 (St John Passion)Evangelist
2000Kálmán: Die CsárdásfürstinBoni
2000Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginMonsieur Triquet
2000Monteverdi: L'OrfeoPastore
2000Bock: Fiddler on the RoofMottel
2000Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem SerailPedrillo
2000Puccini: TurandotPong
2000Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosEin Tanzmeister
2000Smetana: The Bartered Bride (Prodaná Nevesta)Wenzel / Vašek
2000Stravinsky: The Rake's ProgressSellem
2000Lehár: Der ZarewitschIwan
2000Lehár: Das Land des Lächelns (The land of smiles)Count Gustav von Pottenstein
2000Benatzky: Im weißen Rößl (The White Horse Inn)Dr. Siedler

Bio


German tenor Björn Christian Kuhn, graduated from the “Folkwang Universität der Künste“, Essen, in Musical Theater (singing, acting, dancing) with Prof. James McLean and studied Voice-Performance and Opera at McGill-University in Montréal, Canada with William Neill and Dixie Ross-Neill. He was an Apprentice Artist with the Des Moines Metro Opera, USA. He has performed in several theaters and concert halls in Germany (eg. Berlin, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Leipzig, Frankfurt) as well as in other European Countries, Canada and the US, and has recently been a member of the solo ensemble as opera and musical theater singer in the Oper Halle, Germany. His performing experiences as a soloist encompass many genres, including opera and operetta (The Bartered Bride, The Magic Flute, Tosca, Turandot, The cunning little vixen, Madame Butterfly, Die Fledermaus, Cosi fan tutte, Ariadne auf Naxos, Orphée aux enfers and others), concert (Oratorio, Evangelist in the Passions by Bach, Recitals) and musical theater (The Title Roles in the German Premieres of Georg Stiles Peter Pan and Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein and the World Premiere of Eric Woolfsons Edgar Allan Poe, and leads in West Side Story, The Three Musketeers, Cabaret, The Wizard of Oz, Fiddler on the Roof, My fair Lady, Comedian Harmonists, Dracula a.o.) in Europe and North-America. With Musical Comedy he performs regularly throughout Germany (theaters, radio and TV). He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including 1st prize in the ‘Landeswettbewerb Gesang NRW‘ (Germany), 3rd prize in the ‘Bundeswettbewerb Gesang‘ (national voice-competition),‘Folkwang-Preis‘ (performance award) and 1st prize in the NATS – Competition (Eastern region). He also was awarded the ‘Ambassadorial Scholarship‘ of the Rotary-Foundation. http://www.bjoernkuhn.com
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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Bernstein: West Side Story Tony Immediately Schleswig-holsteinische Landestheater Und Sinfonieorchester 2017
Bizet: Carmen Le Remendado No Opernhaus Halle und Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Halle 2017
Abraham: Ball im Savoy Mustapha Bey 24 hours Opernhaus Halle und Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Halle 2016
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Monostatos Immediately Opernhaus Halle und Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Halle 2016
Bach J.S.: Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248 (Christmas Oratorio) Evangelist & Arien Immediately Deutsche Staatsoper unter der Linden und Staatskapelle Berlin 2016