Andreas KARASIAK  Tenor
 
 
  BIOGRAPHY  

 

Successful engagements took Anfreas Karasiak in the season 2018/19 to the Erfurt Theatre in ‘Three Tales’, ‘Carmina Burana’ and Purcell’s ‘The Fairy Queen’ and as AUGUSTIN MOSER to the Wiesbaden State Theatre. In the season 2019/20 he returns to these both houses: to Wiesbaden as MELOT in ‘Tristan und Isolde’ and to Erfurt in cooperation with the Weimar National Theatre for the opera ‘Lancelot’.

Andreas Karasiak celebrated great triumphs in the title role of Monteverdi’s ‘Il Ritorno di Ulisse’ at the Darmstadt State Theatre and the Opera House Münster. He also enjoyed huge success with Schubert’s Lieder ‘Die schöne Müllerin’ in Tokyo. Especially worth mentioning is his interpretation of the evangelist in the St. Matthew Passion in a four weeks tour in Mexico, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New York, Nantes, Bilbao, Vienna, Budapest, Madrid, Baden-Baden and Munich with the Vienna Academy and Musica Angelica under the musical direction of Martin Haslböck.

From the season 1998/99 until 2000/01 Andreas Karasiak was a member of the Mannheim National Theatre ensemble. Here, he sang the most important roles from the Mozart lyrical repertoire, such as TAMINO, FERRANDO, BELMONTE, DON OTTAVIO. Further engagements brought him to the theatres of Weimar, Wiesbaden, Basel, Bilbao, Braunschweig, Oldenburg, Stuttgart, Kaiserslautern, Mainz, Melbourne, to the Music Festival Sanssouci and the Maggio Musicale in Florence. In 2006 he made his debut at the Salzburg festival as AGENORE in ‘Il Re Pastore’, that was also successfully performed later at the Bremen Music Festival and the Bonn Beethoven Festival.

The singer started his musical studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, where he first studied piano and then singing (with Claudia Eder). At the same time he studied baroque music at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (René Jacobs).

Andreas Karasiak already performed with such renowned conductors as Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Gustav Leonhardt, Frieder Bernius, Silvain Cambreling, Hanns-Martin Schneidt, Heinz Hennig, Thomas Hengelbrock, Marcus Creed, Adam Fischer, Konrad Junghänel, Helmuth Rilling, Ton Koopman, Michael Hofstetter, Philippe Herreweghe, Martin Haselböck, Hans Christoph Rademann, Andreas Spering, Christoph Spering, Michel Corboz, Bruno Weil, David Zinman, Peter Schreier, Jos van Veldhoven und arbeitete u.a.mit Regisseuren wie Katharina Thalbach, George Tabori, Götz Friedrich, David Mouchtar-Samourai and Karin Beier.

Andreas Karasiak collaborates closely with such orchestras as the Academy for Ancient Music Berlin, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, the Baroque Orchestra L’Arco , the Concerto Cologne, the SWR Broadcasting Orchestra, the Munich Bach Orchestra, the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, The Danish Radio Sinfonietta, the Cagliari Opera Orchestra, the Orchestre de Champs Elyseés Paris, the Cappella Coloniensis, the RTVE Madrid and the Balthasar Neumann- Orchestra.

The artist gives concerts in Europe’s most famous concert houses like the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, RTVE Madrid, Vienna Musikverein, Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Philharmonie Berlin, the Salle Pleyel Paris, De Singel Antwerp, the Brussels Concert House and at renowned festivals such as Klangbogen Vienna, Rheingau Music Festival, Salzburg Festival, Maggio Musicale Firenze, Melbourne Arts Festival and Folles Journées.

Numerous Radio recordings at Broadcasting Corporations in Germany, Spain, Poland, Italy, Hungary, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and CD recordings with a.o La Stagione Frankfurt, the Orchestre de Champs Elysées, the RIAS-Chamber Orchestra and the Thomaner Choir Leipzig, the Chorus Musicus/ New Orchestra Cologne and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra undet Tom Koopman

He succeeded as ORONTE in ‘Alcina’ at the Händel Festival Halle and under the musical direction of Bernhard Fock and as ARBACE in Mozart’s ‘Idomeneo’ under Michael Hofstetter “. At the Wuppertal Theatre he could be seen in Steve Reich’s ‘Three Tales’ in the season 17/18 and 18/19.

 

 
 
 
REVIEWS
 
Händelfestspiele Halle - Alcina – ORONTE
Andreas Karasiak convicingly plays the mischievous, cunning barbarian Oronto, letting his slender tenor voice bloom with artificial affectation in È un folle- an incredible feeling.
Operapoint
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The tenor Andreas Karasiak is specialized in baroque music and his portrayal of Oronte was at a high level..
Opernnetz
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Andreas Karasiak portrays a slightly diabolical Oronte, partially with a sharp tenor voice, which suited however the role very well.
OMM
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Stadttheater Giessen – Idomeneo - ARBACE
With his impeccable tenor voice Andreas Karasiak as Arbace,...
Archiv Stadttheater Giessen
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Feldkirch Festspiele – Don Giovanni – DON OTTAVIO
Don Ottavio (with a clear timbre: Andreas Karasiak)…
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Musikfespiele Potsdam – l’infedeltà delusa - FILIPPO
Andreas Karasiak (Filippo) sings with a powerful voice and great verve,...
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Luigi Cherubini Cantatas – AMPHION (CD )
The tenor Andreas Karasiak as Amphion delivers a respectable performance...
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ON STAGE
Feldkirch Festival - Don Ottavio
 
Händelfrestspiele Halle - Alcina -Oronte
 
Musikfestspiele Potsdam - l'infedeltà delusa - Filippo