One of today’s foremost basses, Estonian-born Ain Anger is in great demand internationally for key roles of the German, Italian, and Russian repertoires. He resides in Vienna, where he has sung more than 40 roles on the Vienna State Opera stage, encompassing styles as varied as Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Massenet, Mussorgsky, and Strauss. The current season features return engagements at the Vienna State Opera as Dosifei/Khovanshchina, Munich’s Bavarian State Opera as Wagner’s Fafner and Hunding, and the Opéra National de Paris as Pimen/Boris Godunov. Especially celebrated in Wagner roles, Anger counts among his successes Hunding (Vienna, Houston Grand Opera, Oper Frankfurt, CD), Fasolt/Das Rheingold (Vienna, Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu), Hagen/Götterdämmerung (Canadian Opera Company, Tokyo Spring Festival), Daland/The Flying Dutchman (La Scala, Washington National Opera), Pogner/Die Meistersinger (Vienna, San Francisco Opera) and King Henry/Lohengrin (Vienna, Deutsche Oper Berlin). Recent highlights also include his triumphant role debut as Boris Godunov at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, in a production by Richard Jones that Anger reprised for his Covent Garden debut as Pimen. The bass has recorded Vienna Staatsoper productions of Parsifal (CD), Die Walküre (CD), and Die Meistersinger (DVD). Anger was awarded Estonia’s highly prestigious Order of the White Star in 2013.
Lyric debut: Hundig/ Die Walküre
Last updated: November 1, 2017