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Andreas Jäpel (Baritone)

Born: 1968 - Dresden, Germany

The German bass, Andreas Jäpel, received his early musical training in the Dresdner Kreuzchor, where he already worked as a boy soloist. He gathered his first opera experience there as a second boy in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte in a staging by Harry Kupfer at the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden. Consequently, he studied singing at the Dresden Hochschule für Musik "Carl-Maria von Weber" with Professor Christiane Junghanns, was a member of the opera class of Professor Andreas Baumann, and participated in master-classes with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Peter Schreier and Brigitte Fassbaender.

His first engagement led Andreas Jäpel in 1996 to Mitteldeutsche Landestheater in Wittenberg, the city of Luther. Since 1999-2000 season he is an ensemble member at the Staatstheater Cottbus.

Among his most important roles in which he has experience on the opera stage are: Leporello in Don Giovanni (Mozart), Sid in Albert Herring (Benjamin Britten), Nick Shadow in The Rake′s Progress (Igor Stravinsky), Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte (Mozart), Papageno in Die Zauberflöte (Mozart), Zar in Zar und Zimmermann (Lortzing), Schaunard in La Bohème (Puccini), Barbier in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini), Herr Fluth in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (Nicolai), Wilhelm Fadenkreutz in Preußisches Märchen (Blacher) and Valentin in Faust (Margarethe) (Charles Gounod).

Guest performances have taken him to the Staatstheater Braunschweig, the Nationaltheater Weimar, the Landestheater Coburg, the Stadttheater Görlitz and the Friedrichstadtpalast Berlin, among others. In the summer of 1997 he sang Leporello in the Berlin production of Katharina Thalbach's Don Giovanni im E-Werk and Papageno in 1998 the Zirkus um Zauberflöte at the Berliner Roncalli-Zirkuszelt under the direction of George Tabori.

Besides the opera Andreas Jäpel is dedicated to an extensive work as a concert and oratorio singer. He has sung with renowned orchestras and choirs, such as the Dresden Staatskapelle, the Dresdner Philharmonie, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and the Staatsorchester Frankfurt/Oder, as well as the Gürzenich-Chor Köln, the Berliner Singakademie and the Dresdner Kammerchor. He has worked together with conductors such as Peter Schreier, Karl Anton Rickenbacher, Christian Kluttig and Hans-Christoph Rademann. Concert tours have taken him to Holland, Israel, South Africa, Czech Republic and the USA. At the Staatstheater Cottbus, he appeared as Mephisto in Berlioz's concert opera La Damnation de Faust and Carmina Burana (Orff) among others.

Andreas Jäpel has participated in various radio and CD productions. The CD recording " Der Schwanengesang " by Heinrich Schütz with the Dresdner Kammerchor under the baton Hans-Christoph Rademann received in Paris the "Grand Prix du Disque 2002".

Source: Theater Cottbus Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (March 2009)
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Aryeh Oron (March 2009)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Siegfried Heinrich


BWV 248/1-3

Christian Möbius


BWV 244

Hans-Christoph Rademann


BWV 106

Links to other Sites

Andreas Jäpel (Theater Cottbus) [German]

Andreas Jäpel (Gohliser Kulturbulenzen Leipzig) [German]

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