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At 21 Caspar was invited to join the Opera Studio at the Bayerische Staatsoper, making his stage debut in 2018 under Asher Fisch. 2020-21 marks his first season as a member of the Bayerische Staatsoper's ensemble, and here he recently made his role debut as Wilhelm Meister in a new production of Mignon. Outside Munich, he sings Tamino Die Zauberflöte for the Komische Oper Berlin. Elsewhere, he has performed at the Gärtnerplatztheater, Garsington Opera, Longborough Festival and at the Barbican Centre, London. Future plans include Melot Tristan und Isolde for the Musikfestspiele Königswinkel and Male Chorus The Rape of Lucretia with the Kammerakademie Potsdam.
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Dean Power and Caspar Singh: new Munich season launches
As COVID restrictions begin to tentatively lift across the arts for performers and audience alike, September brings the announcement of newly adapted seasons from many opera houses and theatres, striving to keep the arts alive under new guidelines. The Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich opens their 2020-21 season on 3 September presenting Ambroise Thomas’s Mignon, with young tenor Caspar Singh starring as Wilhelm Meister in a new production directed by Christiane Lutz. [Further performances on 8, 14 & 19 September.]
This season, Caspar embarks on his first year as a member of the ensemble of the Bayerische Staatsoper, having now completed his final year at Munich’s Opera Studio. Later this season, Caspar will go on to make role debuts as Edmondo in Manon Lescaut, Gastone in La Traviata, Scaramuccio in Ariadne auf Naxos, the Prince in The Snow Queen and High Priest of Neptune in Idomeneo.
In other news from the Bayerische Staatsoper ensemble, with 2020/21 tenor Dean Power completes his final season after 10 years as an ensemble member, as he begins to expand upon his already growing career as an international solo guest artist. In his final season, Dean’s roles will include Malcolm Macbeth, Jaquino Fidelio, Spoletta Tosca, Gherardo Gianni Schicchi, Walther von der Vogelweide Tannhauser, as well as 4th Knappe Parsifal conducted by Franz Welser-Möst, both in Munich and on tour to Théâtre des Champs Elysées.
Click here to find out more about the upcoming season at the Bayerische Staatsoper.
The Seven Sonnets Of Michelangelo
Mass In D
Mass in C
Die Schöne Müllerin
* in preparation
The Snow Queen (Prince)
Fidelio (First Prisoner)
L’elisir d’amore (Nemorino)*
Il ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria (Amphinomus)
Cosi fan tutte (Ferrando)
Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail (Belmonte)*
Die Zauberflöte (Tamino)
Don Giovanni (Ottavio)*
Idomeneo (Oberpriester Poseidons)
Dialogues des Carmélites (L'Aumônier)
Manon Lescaut (Edmondo)
Castor et Pollux (Castor)
Capriccio (Italian Tenor)
Ariadne auf Naxos (Scaramuccio)
Der Rosenkavalier (Italian tenor)*
Der Rosenkavalier (von Faninal's Major-Domo)
Eugene Onegin (Lensky)*
Eugene Onegin (Vorsänger)
Mignon (Wilhelm Meister)
La Traviata (Alfredo)*
La Traviata (Giuseppe)
La Traviata (Gastone)
Il Trovatore (Un Messo)
Les Vêpres Siciliennes (Mainfroid)
Die Meistersinger (Augustin Moser)
Tristan und Isolde (Melot)
Parsifal (Dritte Knappe)
Lohengrin (Erste Brabantische Edle)
* in preparation
thomas MIGNON / Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich
“Caspar Sing als Wilhelm Meister zeigt nicht nur hier, dass er ein schönes Timbre mit weichen Piani, aber auch durchschlagenden Höhen besitzt."
"Caspar Singh as Wilhelm Meister shows not only here that he has a beautiful timbre with soft piani, but also striking highs.”
Susanne Kittel-May, Online Merker (September 2020)
"Caspar Singh, er singt seine aberwitzige Partie ohne jede Anstrengung, ist als Wilhelm Meister ein vom Theaterleben und besonders den Künstlerinnen faszinierter Intellektueller, der genau weiß, dass er nie zum fahrenden Volk gehören wird."
"Caspar Singh, who sings his ludicrous part effortlessly, is as Wilhelm Meister an intellectual who is fascinated by theater life and especially the artists, who knows for sure that he will never belong to the travelling people."
Reinhard J. Brembeck, Süddeutsche Zeitung (September 2020)
"Caspar Singh sieht nicht nur wie ein erste Bühnenluft schnuppernder Intellektueller aus, er singt die Musik auch mit einem für französische Opern idealen schlanken, hellen und höhensicheren Tenor."
"Caspar Singh not only looks like an intellectual who sniffs the air on stage, he also sings the music with a slim, bright tenor that is ideal for French operas."
Wagner LOHENGRIN / Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich
“Lastly, the four noble Brabanters show as always the excellence of the supporting roles at the Bayerische Staatsoper, and deserve to be cited: Caspar Singh, George Virban, Oğulcan Yılmaz, Markus Suihkonen”.
Guy Cherqui, Wanderer (December 2019)
Handel MESSIAH / Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, Munich
“Worthy of highlighting is Caspar Singh. The tenor jumped in at short notice for Alexandros Tsilogiannis (who walked his part on the stage). From the orchestra pit, his smooth lyrical voice rises to every height; his words sung with conviction and clarity.”
Helmut Pitsch, Opera Online (October 2019)
“As a step-in for the indisposed Alexandros Tsilogiannis, Caspar Singh was brought from the opera studio at the Staatsoper. His astonishingly well-formed tenor, already well-developed beyond Baroque repertoire, demonstrates what a great catch the sister theater on Max-Joseph-Platz has snagged”
Markus Thiel, Münchner Merkur (October 2019)
“Tenor Alexandros Tsilogiannis has no voice so only acts his part. His voice is lent to him from the orchestra pit by Caspar Singh from the opera studio of the Bayerische Staatsoper “next door”. It’s a pity for Tsilogiannis, but as a viewer and listener I personally think the two mastered the difficult situation perfectly”
Andreas Schmidt, Klassik begeistert (October 2019)
Haydn DIE SCHÖPFUNG/ Bayerische Staatsorchester
“Archangel Uriel (Caspar Singh) let the sun gently ascend with a beautiful, velvety tenor voice, “In vollem Glanze steiget jetzt die Sonne strahlend au.”
Regina Wahl-Geiger, Münchner Merkur (July 2019)
Strauss CAPRICCIO / Garsington Opera
“The Italian singers, Nika Gorič (soprano) and Caspar Singh (tenor) relished the straight-faced parody of their bel canto divertissement, and offered a playful counterpart to the company’s philosophising”
Claire Seymour, Opera Today (June 2018)
“The Italian singers, in the persons of Nika Gorič and Caspar Singh, gave perfect examples of their director’s favourite art.”
Melanie Eskenazi, Music OMH (June 2018)