Franz Mayer


Bass-baritone

Franz Mayer - Photo: Barbara Aumüller
This season Franz Mayer, a member of the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt since 1977, sings Benoît (La Bohème), Der Einäugige/One Eyed Man (Die Frau ohne Schatten), Montano (Otello), Ein Lakai (Ariadne auf Naxos), Fürst Leopold Maria in concert performances of Die Csárdásfürstin, a Notary in the new production of Der Rosenkavalier and the town's oldest advisor (Humperdinck's Königskinder; available on CD/OehmsClassics). This Austrian bass-baritone has sung many roles here over the years, including the Sacristan (Tosca), Le Bailli (Werther), Jake Wallace (La fanciulla del West), Mozart's Figaro, Leporello / Masetto (Don Giovanni), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte and Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte), Wagner's Fritz Kothner / Night Watchman (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) and Angelo (Das Liebesverbot/The Ban on Love; available on CD/OehmsClassics), Uncle Bonzo (Madame Butterfly), the Music Teacher (Ariadne auf Naxos), Broom-Maker (Hänsel und Gretel), the Speaker (Die Zauberflöte), Don Fernando (Fidelio), the Archbishop of Prague (Pfitzner's Palestrina) and Unto (Sallinen's Kullervo). Franz Mayer is passionate about concert work and has sung works by Bach, Handel, Mahler, Mozart and Mendelssohn in Vienna, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Munich, twice in South America and in Japan. He was named Kammersänger by Oper Frankfurt in 1993.

Saison 2014/2015


ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
Richard Strauss
DER ROSENKAVALIER
(The Knight of the Rose)

Richard Strauss
DIE CSARDASFÜRSTIN in concert
Emmerich Kálmán
DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN
Richard Strauss
KÖNIGSKINDER (Royal Children)
Engelbert Humperdinck
LA BOHÈME
Giacomo Puccini
OTELLO
Giuseppe Verdi
April
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Opera for children
Wednesday 17.04.2013 13:00 h
Holzfoyer

next new production:


LA SONNAMBULA
Vincenzo Bellini
Sunday 30.11.2014 18:00 h
Opera House

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