Xabier Anduaga

Xabier Anduaga

Der junge Tenor Xabier Anduaga stammt aus dem spanischen San Sebastian. Schon als Kind sang er in Chören und wirkte bei musikalischen Auftritten mit. Er studierte am baskischen Musikene, Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco, danach bei Maciej Pikulski und Elena Barbé und besuchte Meisterklassen bei Ernesto Palacio, Alberto Zedda, Ana Luisa Chova und Juan Diego Flórez.

2016 wurde er in die Accademia Rossiniana unter der Leitung von Alberto Zedda aufgenommen, wo er sein internationales Operndebüt als Cavaliere Belfiore (IL VIAGGIO A REIMS) gab. Wenig später debütierte er als Ramiro (LA CENERENTOLA) in Bilbao und am Teatro Rossini in Pesaro. Er trat bei einer Rossini-Gala am Opernhaus von Limoges auf, sang Belfiore am Teatro Filarmonico di Verona und Adraste (LE SIEGE DE CORINTHE) beim Rossini-Festival in Pesaro.

Der Gewinn von gleich fünf Preisen beim renommierten Francisco Viñas Gesangswettbewerb machte ihn sowohl in der Fachwelt als auch beim Publikum schlagartig bekannt und brachte ihm zahlreiche neue Engagements. So trat er in der Spielzeit 2017/18 am Théâtre des Champs Elysées unter Roberto Abbado als Lord Arturo (LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR) auf, debütierte als Graf Almaviva (DER BARBIER VON SEVILLA) in Ancona und am Mikhailovsky-Theater St. Petersburg, sang Ramiro an der Asociación Gayarre Amigos de la Ópera in Navarra (AGAO), er interpretierte in Madrid Rossinis „Petite Messe Solennelle“, sang Fenton (FALSTAFF) unter Ivan Fischer in Budapest sowie Lindoro (DIE ITALIENERIN IN ALGIER) am Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.


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Advents-Verlosung: Das 2. Fensterchen

In today's Advent calendar window, we are giving away 3 DVDs of "Der Schatzgräber" - an opera in a prelude, four acts and a postlude by Franz Schreker. If you would like to win one of the three DVDs, please send an e-mail today with the subject "The 2nd window" to advent@deutscheoperberlin.de.

DER SCHATZGRÄBER (THE TREASURE HUNTER) by Franz Schreker was a triumph at its world premiere in Frankfurt in 1920 and went on to play 44 times at assorted venues over the next five years. It then fell victim to a shifting zeitgeist and slipped from opera-house programmes, with a National Socialist ban on performances sealing its demise. Even after 1945 the Schreker revival was a long time coming – and THE TREASURE HUNTER has not featured prominently in the renaissance.

As with the vast majority of Schreker’s libretti, the story of Els and Elis explores the relationship between fantasy and reality, between art and life. Soulmates in the sense that they are both at the mercy of the king’s disposition, Els and Elis set off in search of different treasures. Elis, the minstrel, uses his magic lute to locate a stash of jewels and do humanity a good turn. Els, an innkeeper’s daughter who has grown up motherless in a tough, male-chauvinist world, becomes a liar, cheat and murderess in pursuit of her goal, tasking her suitors to steal the queen’s jewels and then having them killed once they have returned with the haul of treasure. Yet even with the gold in their possession, the pair are not content, and so, true to form, Schreker turns his attention to the theme of yearning per se, which is the actual “treasure” that the composer is interested in, “a dream of happiness and redemption”. Elis and Els are caught up in a swirl of dreams, memories, premonitions, songs and music. Their stories take on a dreamlike quality in a world beset by greed, murder and emotional inconstancy. For Franz Schreker the path to redemption could only be via art. Composed during the turmoil of the First World War, the TREASURE HUNTER score amounts to Schreker’s personal confession of artistic faith, executed in florid strokes of late-Romantic musical colour.

Conductor Marc Albrecht; Staging Christof Loy; Set design Johannes Leiacker; Costume design Barbara Drosihn; With Tuomas Pursio, Doke Pauwels, Clemens Bieber, Michael Adams, Joel Allison, Michael Laurenz, Thomas Johannes Mayer, Seth Carico, Daniel Johansson, Gideon Poppe, Stephen Bronk, Elisabet Strid, Patrick Cook, Tyler Zimmerman a. o.; Chorus and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin

Closing date: 2 December 2023, the winners will be informed by email on 4 December 2023. The DVDs will then be sent by post. Legal recourse is excluded.