Sascha Emanuel Kramer

Tenor

Born in Zurich, since his childhood he has got singing and acting lessons. He was a soloist of the Zürcher Sängerknaben with which he sang in several countries around the world (China, Russia, Germany, France).

While studying law at the University of Zurich, he studied voice with Prof. Jakob Stämpfli and Prof. Jane Thorner-Mengedoht. In 2015 he finished his studies at the Zurich University of Arts with distinction.

He is the 2015/2016 laureate of the “Prof. Armin Weltner Stiftung” as well as awardee of the “sic itur ad astra foundation”.

 

He has already made his debut at the Salzburger Festspiele in 2013, when he was part of the Young Singers Project (“Akademie Meistersinger”), singing the role of a Lehrbube in Meistersinger von Nürnberg. In 2014 he performed in several Swiss theatres, singing the tenor part in Mozart’s Il Re Pastore. He is also a keen recitalist, who has already performed in the Tonhalle of Zurich (UA 2014: “Corona”, Matthew Aucoin).

In 2015 he sang Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the ensemble Spira Mirabilis in different theatres in Italy as well at the Tonhalle in Zurich, the Victoria Hall in Geneva, the Kulturkasino in Bern and in the Stadtcasino in Basel. His engagement as a singer of the German Lied is also very important for him.

 

In 2015/2016 he was part of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala, where he got many valuable musical suggestions by famous maestros, such as Renato Bruson, Luciana Serra, Luciana D’Intino and Vincenzo Scalera. He also made his debut at the Teatro alla Scala singing the role of a Soldier in Wozzeck, Tierhändler in Der Rosenkavalier and Monostatos in a new production of The Magic Flute, put on stage by Peter Stein.

 

Despite his young career, Sascha Emanuel Kramer has already sung under the baton of Adam Fischer, Daniele Gatti, Zubin Mehta and Ingo Metzmacher, working with stage directors such as Stefan Herheim, Harry Kupfer and Peter Stein.

 

Since 2016/2017 he is part of the International Opera Studio of the illustrious State Opera of Hamburg. Among others, he debuted roles such as Tamino (The Magic Flute for children), Malcolm (Macbeth), Borsa (Rigoletto), Flute (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Owlur (Prince Igor), Helenus (Les Troyens), Almaviva (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Lenski (Eugen Onegin).

 

Future engagements include Andres (Wozzeck), Jacquino (Fidelio), Kilian (Der Freischütz) at the Hamburg State Opera, Ernst Frankenstein in a new production staged by Philipp Stölzl on Kampnagel, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte at the Opera de Toulon.

 

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Composer Opera Role Theatre
L. v. Beethoven Fidelio Jacquino  
  Symphony No. 9   Tonhalle Zürich
      Victoria Hall Geneva
      Kulturcasino Bern
      Stadtcasino Basel
      Teatro del Giglio Lucca
A. Berg Wozzeck Andres  
H. Berlioz Les Troyens Helenus Hamburg State Opera
G. Donizetti Don Pasquale Ernesto  
  L’Elisir d’Amore Nemorino  
F. Lehar Giuditta Octavio  
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy Elias    
W.A. Mozart Così fan tutte Ferrando  
  Die Entführung aus dem Serail Belmonte  
  Die Zauberflöte Tamino Hamburg State Opera
    Monostatos La Scala Milan
  Don Giovanni Don Ottavio  
  Il Re Pastore Agenore Kurtheater Baden, Stadttheater Schaffhausen
G. Puccini La Bohème Rodolfo  
N. Rimskij Korsakov Prince Igor Owlur Hamburg State Opera
G. Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia Almaviva  
J. Strauss Die Fledermaus Alfred  
  Eine Nacht in Venedig Duke  
R. Strauss Salome Narraboth  
P. I. Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin Lenski Staatsoper Amburgo
G. Verdi I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata Oronte  
  Rigoletto Duca di Mantova  
  La Traviata Alfredo  
  Macbeth Malcolm  Staatsoper Amburgo
C. M. v. Weber Der Freischütz  Kilian  

Tamino «Erzittre, feiger Bösewicht!» (Die Zauberflöte for children)

 

der Schweizer Sascha Emanuel Kramer, der mit betörendem Schmelz den Tamino sang...

 

Jens Jessen, Aus der Zeit