Bastian Thomas Kohl
Bass / Bassbaritone
The German Opera Singer Bastian Thomas Kohl (Bass, 31) studied classical singing at the “Collegue f. Music & Theatre Leipzig” and at the “University f. Musik a. performing Arts” in Vienna. He was a scholarship holder of the “DAAD”, the “Bayreuth Festival” & is under contract at MAP Vienna Agency.
Kohl is also sponsored by the “SIAA Foundation” in the Principality of Liechtenstein & the Swiss watch brand “Reconvilier”, holds the medal of the “International Gottlob Frick Society” and already performed at the age of 19 with the Leipzig Opera Choir under Maestro Chailly at the “Opera Leipzig”, the “KKL Luzern”, “Munich Philharmonic”, “Gewandhaus Leipzig”, “Concertgebouw Rotterdam” and the “Philharmonic Luxemburg”.
In 2013 he was engaged at the internationally renowned Zurich Opera, where he appeared in Parsifal, Lohengrin under Maestra Young, Der Freischütz, Elektra, La Bohème, Die Zauberflöte and Pique Dame (SRF). Prior to this he made his debut at the Origenfestival Cultural Schwitzerland. During this time he also gave his international concert debut at the world-famous Vienna Musikverein under Maestro Harnoncourt in Handel’s Saul (ORF). He also appeared on ARTE in Stars von morgen after winning the first prize & audience prize at the 25th International Singing Competition in France. Kohl then sang at the Opera Geneva, leading roles at the Teatro della Fortuna, the Teatro Ventidio Basso in Italy, and in Die Gezeichneten at the Opera St. Gallen. Other engagements included the CD & DVD productions of Margherita d’Anjou under Maestro Luisi & the UNESCO WELTPREMIERE MOSES with “Warner Brother Studios USA” in the Warsaw Philharmonic under Maestro Michail Jurowski.
He also sings well-versed “Song & Oratorio” throughout Europe as well as the double role Allazim/Osmin in Zaide by W.A. Mozart at the “Chamberopera Swiss”. International concerts take him to important concert halls such as the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Casa da Música – Porto and the Heyuan Artscenter in China.