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), Jamil (Die Arabische Prinzessein). 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, Jacquino (Fidelio), Ernst Frankenstein/Fischer/Maat/Jäger in Frankenstein, Murzah (Miriways) at the Hamburg State Opera.

Composer Opera Role Theatre
L. v. Beethoven Fidelio Jacquino Hamburg State Opera 
  Symphony No. 9   Tonhalle Zürich
      Victoria Hall Geneva
      Kulturcasino Bern
      Stadtcasino Basel
      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  
  L’Elisir d’Amore Nemorino  
C. Gounod Faust Faust Radolfzell
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
      Opera de Toulon
      Greek National Opera Athens
    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  
R. Strauss Salome Narraboth  
P. I. Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin Lenski Hamburg State Opera
G. Verdi Falstaff Fenton  
  I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata Oronte  
  Rigoletto Duca di Mantova Teatro Principal de Palma de Mallorca
  Macbeth Malcolm Hamburg State Opera
  La Traviata Alfredo  
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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