Thomas Gazheli

Thomas Gazheli

Bass-Baritone

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2017Ponchielli: La GiocondaBarnaba
2017Wagner: Das RheingoldWotan
2017Wagner: SiegfriedAlberich
2016Wagner: Das RheingoldAlberich
2015Wagner: SiegfriedWotan
2015Wagner: Der fliegende HolländerHolländer (dutchman)

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The germanbass-baritone Thomas Gazheli is a regular guest at the international opera andconcert stages. 2016/2017 he is invited to sing Alberich at the New NationalTheatre Tokyo, Don Pizarro at Teatro de Maestranza Sevilla , Wanderer at Teatro Massimo Palermo,  Alberich at Opera deOviedo, Barnaba and Kurwenal at NCPA Beijing, Don Estoban (Der Zwerg) at TeatroSan Carlo Napoli, Sprecher (Die Zauberflöte) at Semperoper Dresden, Il Prigioniero at Staatstheater Darmstadt, Rheingold Wotan at National Theatre Maribor, Alberich and Wanderer at Tiroler Festspiele Erl. Recent operatic highlights include: Flying Dutchman at Semperoper Dresden, at Royal Danish Opera Copenhagen, at the Nationalopera Budapest, at the Opera de Montreal, at Staatstheater Wiesbaden, at Greek National OperaAthens, at Michigan Opera Theatre, at NCPA Beijing, Jochanaan at Oper Bonn, DonPizarro at Opera Royal de Wallonie Liege (Belgium),Orest in Detroit, Alberichat Opera de Oviedo, Alberich, Amfortas, Telramund, Wanderer and Nabucco atTyrolean Festival Erl, Rigoletto at Saarlaendisches Staatstheater Saarbruecken,Gusmano (Alzira by Verdi) at South Tyrol Festival. Further invitations led him as Alberich (Das Rheingold) at Oper Leipzig and at the international Festival of Santander, as well at Aalto Theatre Essen, as Don Pizarro at Teatro Regio di Torino, as Telramund at Teatro Massimo Palermo, as Wanderer, Alberich,and Gunther at Teatro Petruzzelli Bari, as Jochanaan at Teatro Verdi Trieste,as Ebn-Chakia at Theater an der Wien, as the 4 Villians (Les Contes d'Hoffman)at Oper Essen and Volksoper Wien, as Gunther at Oper Essen, as Amfortas,Wanderer and all three Alberichs with Mo Gustav Kuhn in Erl, as Papageno atTeatro alla Scala and in Rom, as Guntram at Teatro Massimo Bellini Catania, asDon Giovanni, Guglielmo Tell, Kunrad (Feuersnot by R.Strauss) and Friedrich(Liebesverbot by R.Wagner) at Prinzregententheater Munich, as Lescaut at OperFrankfurt, as Ford at Oper Bonn, as Monterone at Bavarian State Opera Munichand Oper Frankfurt, as Gianni Schicchi, Peter Besenbinder (Father) in Hänselund Gretel, Kaspar, Michele, Don Alfonso at Gaertnerplatz Theater Munich, as Amfortas in Breslau, Jochanaan and Amfortas at Oper Wuppertal, Escamillo at GrossesFestspielhaus Salzburg, Barbiere di Siviglia, Papageno and Lescaut (BoulevardSolitude by Henze) at Oper Basel, Wozzeck at Lucerne Festival, as Orest atTeatro Politeama Palermo, as Dr.Panglos/Martin (Candide by L.Bernstein) at Philharmonie Berlin.
Thomas Gazheli was born in Karlsruhe , where he began his musical education as trumpet- and violinplayer. He studied singing at the Hochschule Frankfurt am Main with Prof. Maclane-Lanier and completed his studies with Prof.Josef Metternich in Munich. During his studies in Frankfurt Donald Runnicles engaged him as a soloist at the Städtische Bühnen Freiburg, followed by engagements at Theater Basel and Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz Munich,where he sang a wide and varied repertoire as a principal baritone.Thomas Gazheli is also known as concert singer with a broad concert repertoire - hesang at the Philharmonie Berlin, Musikvereinssaal Vienna, Philharmonie Köln,Musikhalle Hamburg, Brucknerhaus Linz, Liederhalle Stuttgart, Alte OperFrankfurt, Philharmonie Munich, Herkulessaal and was invited for severalseasons to performe with Haydn Orchestra Bolzano. In the course of his career, he has worked with such notable condactors as PaoloArrivabeni, Constantinos Carydis, Paolo Carignani, Daniel Harding, Gustav Kuhn,Riccardo Muti, Günter Neuhold, Gianandrea Noseda, Stefan Anton Reck, Donald Runnicles, Ulf Schirmer, Stefan Soltesz, Marcello Viotti,Walter Weller,Keri-Lynn Wilson, and colabourated with stage directors as Peer Boysen, Luc Bondy, Robert Carsen, Hugo de Ana, Giancarlo del Monaco, Werner Düggelin,Claus Guth, Christoph Loy ,Vera Nemirova , Graham Vick and Herbert Wernicke.
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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Ponchielli: La Gioconda Barnaba Immediately Italian 2017
Wagner: Das Rheingold Wotan Immediately Opera In Balet Sng Mariobor 2017
Wagner: Siegfried Alberich Immediately Tokyo Opera/ New National Theatre Tokyo 2017
Wagner: Das Rheingold Alberich Immediately Tiroler Festspiele Erl 2016
Wagner: Siegfried Wotan Immediately Teatro Massimo Di Palermo 2015