Ain Anger


Ain Anger graduated from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in 1996. In 1993–2001, Anger sang at the Estonian National Opera. In 2001–2004, he was the soloist of the Leipzig Opera. Ain Anger joined the ensemble of Vienna State Opera in 2004. He has an extensive opera and concert repertoire and performs regularly Europe, Australia and USA. He made his US debut in 2002 with the title part in Shchedrin’s The Enchanted Wanderer with the New York PO. In the season 2012/2013 he made his debut at Milano La Scala as Daland in Der fliegende Holländer and Barcelona Gran Teatre del Liceu. He has sung at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Oper Frankfurt, Nederlandse Opera, Paris Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Tokyo Opera Nomori. At the Vienna State Opera he has sung more than 40 roles, including Philippe II and Grand Inquisitor (Verdi’s Don Carlos), Sarastro (Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte), Gremin (Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin), Pimen (Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov) and Fiesco (Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra), Wagner’s Pogner (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Daland (Der fliegende Holländer), King Heinrich (Lohengrin), Hermann (Tannhäuser), Hunding (Die Walküre), Titurel (Parsifal). Anger’s concert repertoire includes Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis (conductor Michael Tilson Thomas) and Verdi’s Requiem (conductor James Conlon) with San Francisco SO, Strauss’ Elektra with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the Bavarian Radio SO and the Frankfurt Radio SO. He has also performed with other symphony orchestras of Europe, Asia and USA and worked with many renowned conductors, such as Lorin Maazel, Christian Thielemann, Seiji Ozawa, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Franz Welser-Möst. In 2013, Ain Anger won the Annual Estonian Theatre Award and was awarded with the 3rd Class Order of the White Star.

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