Sascha Emanuel Kramer
Born in Zurich, since his childhood he has got singing and acting lessons. He was a soloist of the Zürcher Sängerknaben.
While studying law at the University of Zurich, he studied voice at the Zurich University of Arts where he graduated in 2015 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”.
In 2013 he made his debut at the Salzburger Festspiele, as 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.
Since 2016/2017 he is part of the International Opera Studio of the State Opera of Hamburg, where he, among others, debuted roles such as Tamino (The Magic Flute for children), Andres (Wozzeck), Malcolm (Macbeth), Borsa (Rigoletto), Flute (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Owlur (Prince Igor), Helenus (Les Troyens), Almaviva (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Lenski (Eugen Onegin). He has recently debuted at the Opera de Toulon singing Tamino in Die Zauberflöte.
Future engagements include Tamino in Die Zauberflöte at the Greek National Opera and in Shanghai, Jamil (Die Arabische Prinzessein), Jacquino (Fidelio), Frankenstein, Murzah (Miriways) at the Hamburg State Opera.
|L. v. Beethoven||Fidelio||Jacquino|
|Symphony No. 9||Tonhalle Zürich|
|Victoria Hall Geneva|
|Teatro del Giglio Lucca|
|A. Berg||Wozzeck||Andres||Hamburg State Opera|
|H. Berlioz||Les Troyens||Helenus||Hamburg State Opera|
|B. Britten||A Midsummer Nights Dream||Flute||Hamburg State Opera|
|G. Donizetti||Don Pasquale||Ernesto|
|F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy||Elias|
|W.A. Mozart||Così fan tutte||Ferrando|
|Die Entführung aus dem Serail||Belmonte|
|Die Zauberflöte||Tamino||Hamburg State Opera|
|Opera de Toulon|
|Monostatos||Teatro alla Scala Milano|
|Don Giovanni||Don Ottavio|
|Il Re Pastore||Agenore||Kurtheater Baden, Stadttheater Schaffhausen|
|G. Puccini||La Bohème||Rodolfo|
|Messa di Gloria||Bern|
|N. Rimskij Korsakov||Prince Igor||Owlur||Hamburg State Opera|
|G. Rossini||Il Barbiere di Siviglia||Almaviva||National Opera Riga|
|J. Strauss||Die Fledermaus||Alfred||National Opera Riga|
|Eine Nacht in Venedig||Duke|
|P. I. Tchaikovsky||Eugene Onegin||Lenski||Hamburg State Opera|
|I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata||Oronte|
|Rigoletto||Duca di Mantova||Teatro Principal de Palma de Mallorca|
|Macbeth||Malcolm||Hamburg State Opera|
|R. Wagner||Der fliegende Holländer||Steuermann|
|C. M. v. Weber||Der Freischütz||Max|
Tamino «Erzittre, feiger Bösewicht!» (Die Zauberflöte for children)
der Schweizer Sascha Emanuel Kramer, der mit betörendem Schmelz den Tamino sang...
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