Biography

Following his studies at the University for Music in Vienna, Andreas Schager started his career singing operetta and lyrical roles in the operas by Mozart before switching to the Helden roles in the works by Wagner and Strauss.  
In summer 2009, he made his highly regarded debut at the Tiroler Festspiele Erl as David in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, followed by engagements as Florestan/Fidelio, Max/Der Freischütz, Rienzi, Tristan, and Siegfried in both Götterdämmerung and Siegfried at small and middle-sized houses. His appearances as Siegfried/Götterdämmerung at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, at the BBC Proms 2013 in London and the Teatro alla Scala, each under the baton of Daniel Barenboim resulted in his international breakthrough.

Nowadays, Andreas Schager has established himself as the leading Heldentenor performing at the most renowned houses and festivals worldwide including the Metropolitan Opera New York, Opéra de Bastille Paris, Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera Munich, Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin, State Opera Hamburg, Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Real Madrid, opera houses in Frankfurt, Leipzig, and Wiesbaden, as well as the Bayreuth Festival, where he has worked with conductors, such as, Philippe Jordan, Daniel Barenboim, Christian Thielemann, Valery Gergiev, Simone Young, Daniele Gatti, Franz Welser-Möst, and Riccardo Chailly.

Past highlights include Fidelio, Tristan und Isolde, Parsifal, Siegfried, and Götterdämmerung at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, each under the baton of Daniel Barenboim, Götterdämmerung at the Dresden Semperoper with Christian Thielemann at the conductor’s stand, Tannhäuser at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Apollo/Daphne and Lohengrin under Simone Young, and Max/Der Freischütz under Tomáš Netopil at the Vienna State Opera, Parsifal and Tristan at the Opéra Bastille, Siegfried in the Ring cycle at the State Opera Hamburg under Kent Nagano, and on the occasion of his debut at the Metropolitan Opera New York under Philippe Jordan, as well as Parsifal at the Bayreuth Festival.

In addition to his outstanding operatic success, Andreas Schager is also active as a concert singer. Highlights of the past years include performances with the Cleveland Orchestra under Franz Welser-Möst in Cleveland and at the Carnegie Hall, the New Year’s concert at the Dresden Semperoper, Gurrelieder at the Philharmonie de Paris and Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 at Vienna’s Concert House with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, both under Philippe Jordan, Das Lied von der Erde under Valery Gergiev at the Philharmonie am Gasteig and the Elbphilharmonie, Mahler’s Symphony No 8 with Riccardo Chailly in Lucerne, as well as Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 with the Rundfunksinfonieorchester Berlin led by Marek Janowski at Berlin’s Konzerthaus.

Highlights of the past seasons include Bacchus/Ariadne auf Naxos, Parsifal and Siegfried at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Kaiser/ Die Frau ohne Schatten, Siegmund/ Die Walküre*, Florestan/ Fidelio* as well as Max/ Der Freischütz*, Tamino/ Die Zauberflöte, Siegmund and the title role of Tristan and Isolde at the Vienna State Opera. Furthermore he sang at the Tokyo Spring Festival and the Bayreuth Festival in 2020* and 2023. 

23/24 includes his return to Berlin and Vienna State Opera before heading to the US for a series of „Tannhäuser“ at the Metropolitan Opera New York. He´ll also give his debut as Otello at Staatstheater Wiesbaden before repeating at the Vienna State Opera. His season ends at the Bayreuth Festival 2024 in the title role of a new production of „Tristan and Isolde“.

*cancelled due to Covid 19 pandemic

Management

General Management

Artist Manager
 
 
 
 
Boris Orlob
Managing Director
boris@orlob.net 
Mobil: +49-172-8 51 55 14

Repertoire

Repertoire Concert

Beethoven Symphony no. 9
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
  Symphony no. 8
Schönberg Gurre-Lieder
 

Repertoire Opera

Beethoven Fidelio Florestan
Mozart Die Zauberflöte Tamino
Strauss, R. Ariadne auf Naxos Bacchus
  Daphne Apollo
  Die ägyptische Helena Menelas
  Die Frau ohne Schatten Kaiser
Wagner Tristan und Isolde Tristan
  Die Walküre Siegmund
  Siegfried Siegfried
  Götterdämmerung Siegfried
  Parsifal Parsifal
  Lohengrin Lohengrin
  Tannhäuser Tannhäuser
  Rienzi Rienzi
  Der fliegende Holländer Erik
Weber Der Freischütz Max

News

Bayreuth Highlights and Vienna Weeks
"The star of the Bayreuth Festival 2023" ("der Star der Bayreuther Festspiele 2023" ), Andreas Schager, is celebrated with  standing ovations for his portrayal of Siegfried in Götterdämmerung. In Siegried, too, he was convincing with “indestructible energy, such fantastic vocal performance an such playful vitality” ("unverwüstliche Energie, eine solch phantastische Stimmleistung und eine solch spielerische Vitalität" ). “Almost pure world class” ("Fast pure Weltklasse" ).  Andreas Schager also stood in for Joseph Calleja as Parsifal. Under the musical direction of Pablo Heras-Casado, he showcased “great and subtle creative power” ("großer und feinsinniger Gestaltungskraft" ) and thus proved to be a “stroke of luck” ("Glücksfall" ).
 
After his Wagner Triathlon in Bayreuth, which sometimes included three performances on consecutive days, Anderas Schager is already on course for the new season and will begin in Tulln, where he sings at the traditional Open Air "Götterklang trifft Donaugold" Vienna, where he will take on the title role in Tristan and Isolde (performances: September 17th, 20th and 24th) and the role of the Emperor in Die Frau ohne Schatten (performances: October 14th, 17th, 21st and 24th)

On September 7th, Andreas Schager will be awarded the Austrian Music Theater Prize in the Vienna City Hall for his portrayal of Tristan in the Vienna State Opera production.
 

Press

Tristan und Isolde  / Wiener Staatsoper / 24.02.2023
/ opera-online.com


"...Schager ist ein Phänomen."   
 

Siegfried  / Dresdner Semperoper / 18.02.2023
/ opernmagazin.de


"Heldentenor ohne Grenzen"   

Siegfried  / Staatsoper Unter den LInden / 12.10.22 / ioco.de


"eine mitreißende Leistung von immenser dramatischer Präsenz."   

Siegfried  / Staatsoper Unter den LInden / 7.10.22 / tagesspiegel.de
 


Götterdämmerung / Staatsoper Unter den Linden / 10.10.22 / br-klassik.de


"Andreas Schager als Siegfried kommt mit Leichtigkeit über das Orchester." 

 

Siegfried  / Bayreuther Festspiele / 17.08.22 /
ft.com


"He is the Siegfried of his generation"   

Siegfried  / Bayreuther Festspiele / 04.08.22 / spiegel.de


"Schager, der frenetisch gefeiert wird"  

Siegfried  / Bayreuther Festspiele / 04.08.22 /
Salzburger Nachrichten


"sang sich mit unvergleichlicher Kraft als Siegfried [...] in die Herzen des Bayreuther Festspielpublikums"  

Tristan und Isolde  / Wiener Staatsoper / 18.04.22 faz.net


"Eine Stimme voller Kraft und Genauigkeit"  

Tristan und Isolde  / Wiener Staatsoper / 15.04.22 / derstandard.de
 


 

Tristan und Isolde  / Wiener Staatsoper / 15.04.22 sueddeutsche.de


"Der Wundertenor Andreas Schager brilliert an der Wiener Staatsoper als Tristan"  

Samson et Daliia / Staatsoper Berlin / 12.12.2021/ ballet-journal.de


Siegfried/ Teatro Real / 13.02.2021/ shangay.com


"un superhombre llamado Andreas Schager" 

Die ägyptische Helena / Teatro alla Scala / 16.11.19 / operatraveller.com


"Menelas is a near inhuman assignment but Schager made it sound easy" 

Die ägyptische Helena / Teatro alla Scala / 07.11.19 / bachtrack.com


"a true Heldentenor who combines impressive sound power with dazzling colour" 

Die Frau ohne Schatten / Wiener Staatsoper / 19.10.19 / onlinemerker.com


"Bei Österreichs tenoralem Aushängeschild und Ausnahmekönner fließen die Registerwechsel reibungslos" 

Götterdämmerung / Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin / 30.09.19 / seenandheard-international.com


"This was a performance to keep in one's memory" 

Götterdämmerung / Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin / 27.09.19 / hundert11.net


"Schager ist nicht nur ein Naturwunder, sondern auch ein Wunder an Stimmkultur" 

Götterdämmerung / Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin / 16.09.19 / bachtrack.com


"His signature clarion tenor was on full display as required" 

Parsifal / Bayreuther Festspiele / 20.08.19 / onlinemerker.com


"Seine Gesangsphrasen gipfeln wie in marmornen Strahlen" 

Faszination Wagner / Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden / 02.06.19 / opernmagazin.de


"Welch ein phantastischer Heldentenor steht hier in Wiesbaden auf der Bühne" 

Siegfried and Götterdämmerung / Metropolitan Opera NY / 08.05.19 / classicalvoiceamerica.org


"the frisky Siegfried of the hour, took the house in storm" 

Siegfried and Götterdämmerung / Metropolitan Opera NY / 06.05.19 / parterre.com


"a miracle of heroic singing" 

Siegfried and Götterdämmerung / Metropolitan Opera NY / 05.05.19 / onlinemerker.com


"eine atemberaubend perfekte Leistung" 

Götterdämmerung / Metropolitan Opera NY / 28.04.19 / operawire.com


"A Hero above all" 

Das Lied von der Erde / Elbphilharmonie Hamburg / 29.01.19 / klassik-begeistert.de


"Das ist unfassbar wundervoll. Gänsehaut!" 

Ariadne auf Naxos / Severance Hall Cleveland / 18.01.19 / nytimes.com


"as a poperly exuberant Bacchus conquers the intense challenges" 
 
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