Performance Database

Tobias Kehrer

Tobias Kehrer was born in Dessau. He started his musical education with private singing lessons and studied at the Universität der Künste in Berlin with Professor Siegfried Lorenz, leaving the Hochschule with the diploma in February 2011. 

Starting in the 2012/2013 season at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as a regular company member, Tobias Kehrer will have completed immediately before the one year's scholarship “Franz-Josef-Weisweiler” awarded by the Förder-kreis of the Deutsche Oper Berlin (roles among others Osmin/Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Daland/Der flie-gende Holländer, Commendatore/Don Giovanni, Sarastro/Die Zauberflöte, Jacobus von Arc/ Jeanne d'Arc, Steffano Colonna/Rienzi, Basilio/Il barbiere di Siviglia, Colline/La Bohème, Sparafucile/Rigoletto, Orest/ Elektra; Fafner/ Das Rheingold under Sir Simon Rattle (2013/2014) and Fafner and Hunding/Ring-Cycle under the musical direction of Sir Donald Runnicles (2016/2017 and 2020/2021). Role debut Rocco/Fidelio (2022/ 2023), Sir Donald Runnicles.

Metropolitan Opera New York, Die Zauberflöte/Sarastro (2014/2015 and re-invitation for 2017/2018). Debut at the Munich State Opera in 2015/2016 (Die Entführung aus dem Serail/Osmin) with re-invitation for Die Zauberflöte/Sarastro (2018/2019). 2016/2017: Debuts Lyric Opera of Chicago, Das Rheingold/Fafner, new production (leading team: David Pountney/Sir Andrew Davis), Opéra National de Paris, Die Zauberflöte/Sarastro. Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Die Entführung aus dem Serail/Osmin (2017) and Ariadne auf Naxos/Truffaldino (2019). Debut at the Vienna State Opera, Die Walküre/Hunding (2018/2019). 2020/2021 season: Teatro Real Madrid, Die Zauberflöte/Commendatore. 2021/2022 season: Dresden State Opera, Die Entführung aus dem Serail/Osmin, Die Zauberflöte/Sarastro. Vienna State Opera, Die Entführung aus dem Serail/Osmin, Leipzig Opera (Richard-Wagner-Festtage 2022), Die Walküre/Hunding. 2022/2023 season: Dresden State Opera, Die Zauberflöte/Sarastro (with re-invitation for 2023/2024), Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Die Entführung aus dem Serail/Osmin.

Salzburg Festival 2012, new production of Ariadne auf Naxos/Truffaldin (conducted by Daniel Harding/staged by Sven-Eric Bechtolf) and in 2013 a concert performance of Walter Braunfels' Jeanne d'Arc/Jacobus von Arc (conducted by Manfred Honeck) and the new production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg/Nachtwächter (Daniele Gatti/Stefan Herheim). Salzburg Festival 2014: new production Der Rosenkavalier/Polizeikommissar (leading team: Franz Welser-Möst/Harry Kupfer) with re-invitation for 2015 and concert Bruckner: Te deum (conductor: Philippe Jordan). Glyndebourne Festival 2015: Die Entführung aus dem Serail/Osmin (new produc-tion). Bayreuth Festival 2018 (debut): Die Walküre/Hunding, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg/Nachtwächter and Parsifal/Titurel. Bayreuth Festival 2023, 2024 and 2025: Parsifal/Titurel, Das Rheingold, Siegfried/Fafner and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg/Nachtwächter (2025).

Orquesta de Valencia, concert performance Die Walküre/Hunding (1st act) under the musical direction of Yaron Traub (2014). Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Tel Aviv, Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 under Zubin Mehta (Octo-ber 2015). Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bruckner: Te deum under Zubin Mehta, concerts in Munich and Rosenheim (November 2016). Omroep Muziek, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Siegfried/Fafner, concert version under Karina Canellakis (November 2023). Berliner Philharmoniker, Die Walküre/Hunding (1st act) under the musical direction of Kirill Petrenko, New Year‘s Eve concerts, December 2023.



Engagements in Bayreuth

Year Opera Part
2024 Parsifal Titurel
2024 Siegfried Fafner
2024 Das Rheingold Fafner
2023 Parsifal Titurel
2023 Siegfried Fafner
2023 Das Rheingold Fafner
2018 Parsifal Titurel
2018 Die Walküre Hunding
2018 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Ein Nachtwächter