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Alexander Kaimbacher (Tenor)

Born: December 26, 1969 - Villach, Austria

The Austrian tenor, o Alexander Kaimbacher, studied musicology, germanistics and dramatic arts at Vienna University and singing, waldorf pedagogy and acting at the Goethenistisches Konservatorium. His singing teachers were Hilde Rössel-Majdan, Bernhard Adler and Constantin Zacharia. He has also attended master-classes taught by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Nicolai Gedda.

Alexander Kaimbacher has been working in Europe and in the USA as an independent opera and concert singer since 1999. His engagements have included performances at the Volksoper in Vienna, the Graz opera house, the Vienna Klangbogen Festival, the Neue Oper Wien, Stadttheater Klagenfurt, the opera houses of Koblenz, Luzern, Meiningen and Potsdam, the Haydntage Eisenstadt, the Festival Carinthischer Sommer and the Festival Israel Tel Aviv.

Alexander Kaimbacher has worked, among others, with the conductors Marcello Viotti, Silvain Cambreling, Friedrich Haider, Manfred Honeck, Stefan Soltesz and Christaan Thieleman. He is a specialist in contemporary music. He has created parts in several world premières, such as Georg Friedrich Haas's Die Schöne Wunde at the Bregenz Festival and the part of Geppone in HK Gruber's Der Herr Nordwind at the Zürich opera house.

His most recent engagements include Kilian in Der Freischütz at the Salzburger Festspiele, Andres in Alban Berg's Wozzeck at the Teatro dellíOpera in Rome and Kunz Vogelgesang in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Wiener Staatsoper. At the Festival in Reinsberg in Austria he performed as Jacquino in Fidelio and in October 2008 he made his debut at Teatro alla Scala in Leharís Die Lustige Witwe.

The most important parts of his repertoire include Mozart's Tamino, Don Ottavio, Ferrando and Belmonte, Benjamin Britten's Lysander and Albert Herring, Tschaikovsky's Lensky, Verdi's Fenton, Leonard Bernstein's Candide and Henze's "young lord", as well as Johann Strauss's Herzog and Caramello, Lehar's Zarewitch and Camille de Rosillon and Kurt Weill's Juan Santos in Der Kuhhandel.

In addition to his operatic repertoire, Alexander Kaimbacher has acquired a large repertoire of concert music, oratorios and lieder, as well as sacred music. Among other things, he has sung all Haydn, Mozart and Schubert Masses, J.S. Bach's St. John (BWV 245) and St. Matthew (BWV 244) Passions, Haydn's The Creation and The Seasons, as well as Schubert's Die Schöne Müllerin and Die Winterreise. He has given concerts and lied recitals in concert halls all over the world, including such prestigious venues as the Vienna Musikverein, the Konzerthaus Vienna, Brucknerhaus Linz, Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg, Gasteig in Munich, ACF New York and Washington, Kravi Center in West Palm Beach, the Van Wezel Hall in Sarasota, the Minneapolis Concert Hall, the Vancouver Orpheum Theatre, and the Royal Theatre of Victoria.

In December 2007 Alexander Kaimbacher became a member of the ensemble of the Wiener Staatsoper.

Source: Alexander Kaimbacher & Interartists Amsterdam Websites
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (February 2009)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Neithard Bethke


BWV 244

Jörg-Hannes Hahn


BWV 232

Links to other Sites

Alexander Kaimbacher (Official Website)

Alexander Kaimbacher - Tenor (Interartists Amsterdam)

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