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Theo Lebow

Tenor

Theo Lebow
© Barbara Aumüller

Theo Lebow's roles, many of them new, during his very busy first season as a member of the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt included Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Tom Rakewell (The Rake’s Progress), Remendado (Carmen), Massimo (Gluck's Ezio), The Marquis (Der Spieler/The Gambler) and the very demanding tenor role in a new production of Mozart's Betulia liberata. This season he sings Ruiz in Il trovatore, Krell in the world premiere of Arnulf Herrmann's Der Mieter/The Tenant, Carlo di Nolli in the first ever performances in Frankfurt of Manfred Trojahn's Enrico, an old prisoner in Aus einem Totenhaus/From the House of the Dead, Vicomte de Cascada in Die lustige Witwe/The Merry Widow - all new productions - and Squeak in Billy Budd. This young American tenor was invited to take part in special programmes for young artists run by the opera houses in Seattle, San Francisco and Santa Fe. Recent engagements have included Jupiter / Apollo (Semele) at Seattle Opera, Picasso & F. Scott Fitzgerald in the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's opera 27 (available on CD - Albany Records) at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Jaquino (Fidelio) at the Shippensburg Music Festival, Mr. Porcupine in Tobias Picker's Fantastic Mr. Fox at Opera San Antonio and Odyssey Opera Boston and Fenton (Falstaff) at Opera Hamilton – his Canadian debut. Concert work has included appearances at the Carnegie Hall and Stern Auditorium in New York.