Anton KEREMIDTCHIEV  Bariton
 
  BIOGRAPHY  

 

Guest performances have brought Anton Keremidtchiev already to the German OperaBerlin as MACBETH and ESCAMILLO, to the Comic Opera Berlin as GIORGIO GERMONT, SHARPLESS and PIZARRO, ), to the Finish National Opera Helsinki as ESCAMILLO, to the Hamburg State Opera as GIORGIO GERMONTand as KURWENAL to the Frankfurt Opera , the Opera House Halle, the Mannheim National Theatre, the Opera House Leipzig and on a 2011 Hong Kong tour. Besides, he had guestperformances in the operas of Cologne, Bonn, Düsseldorf… just to name a few.

After his huge successes as TELRAMUND at the Dortmund Theatre, the Opera of Toulon and in Bejing, he also portrayed this very role at the Vilnius National Opera, the Bratislava National Opera, at the Budapest Wagner Days with Maestro Adam Fischer, at the Graz Opera, in Rouen and in Rennes. He sang RIGOLETTO at the Popular Opera Berlin and in the season 15/16 at the Braunschweig State Theatre. He was the MUSIKLEHRER in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Herrenchemsee Festival . And he debuted as FRITZ at the Tokyo National Opera.

He made his debut as HERAULT and KLINGSOR at the Richard Wagner Festival in Wels. The ladder he also sang in 2012 in Zagreb. In 2011 he portrayed for the first time AMFORTAS (Parsifal) at the Budapest State Opera. Lately, he could also be seen in this role at the Wiesbade State Theatre.

Anton Keremidtchiev obtained his diploma with distinction at the Bulgarian State Conser-vatory in Sofia and perfected his vocal training with Boris Christoff in Rome and with Professor Alberto Zedda at the Accademia Rossiniana in Pesaro.

The native Bulgarian with Italian nationality began his professional singing career as a bass singer. At first, he was a soloist at the Sofia State Opera. Soon afterwards, he was invited to sing guest performances at the Teatro Verdi Trieste, the Teatro Massimo Palermo, the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro and in Treviso, where he twice was one of the finalists of the ‚Toti dal Monte’ Contest. Moreover, he sang in Paris, Valencia, Oviedo and Moscow.

Under the direction of Claude Thiolas, Anton Keremidtchiev changed 1997 to the baritone-fach and made his successful debut in the role of JAGO, as a result of which he sang this part in numerous guest performances.

Meanwhile, Anton Keremidtchiev’ s repertoire includes such roles as Monforte (I Vespri Siciliani), Renato, Ezio (Attila), Miller, Nabusso, Golaud, Peter (Hänsel and Gretel), the villains in ‚The Tales of Hoffmann’, Alfio and many more. Since 2013 he regularly performs at the National Operas of Prague and Bratislava. Here he sings a.o. JOCHANAAN, RIGOLETTO, MACBETH an SIMONE BOCCANEGRA.

Anton Keremidtchiev performs with such distinguished conductors as James Conlon, Lothar Zagrosek, Kirill Petrenko, Marc Albrecht, Paolo Carigniani, Roman Brogli-Sacher, Ivan Anguélov, Stefan Blunier, Jac van Steen, Carlo Franci and many more.

In the season 16/17 Anton Keremidtchiev sings a.o. GIORGIO GERMONT at the Wiesbaden State Theatre. He returns as PIZARRO t the Opera Rennes and as MACBETH to the Prague National Opera.

 

 
 
 
REPERTOIRE
Beethoven, Ludwig van Fidelio Pizarro
Bizet, Georges Carmen Escamillo
Bizet, Georges Les Pecheurs de Perles Zurga
Debussy, Claude Pelléas et Mélisande Golaud
Donizetti, Gaetano L'Elisir d'amore Belcore
Donizetti, Gaetano Lucia di Lammermoor Enrico Ashton
Henze, Hans Werner Elegie für junge Liebende Gregor Mittenhofer
Humperdinck, Engelbert Hänsel und Gretel Peter
Händel, Georg Friedrich Alcina Melisso
Lortzing, Albert Der Wildschütz oder Die Stimme der Natur Graf von Eberbach
Mascagni, Pietro Cavalleria rusticana Alfio
Massenet, Jules Werther Albert
Meyerbeer, Giacomo Le Prophète Le Comte Oberthal
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus La Finta giardiniera Roberto / Nardo
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Le Nozze di Figaro Conte d'Almaviva
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Le Nozze di Figaro Figaro
Offenbach, Jacques Les Contes d'Hoffmann Lindorf, Coppélius, Miracle, Dapertutto
Puccini, Giacomo La Bohème Marcello
Puccini, Giacomo Madama Butterfly Sharpless
Puccini, Giacomo Turandot Ping
Schreker, Franz Das Spielwerk und die Prinzessin Meister Florian
Schönberg, Arnold Moses und Aron Ephraimit
Strauss, Richard Die Frau ohne Schatten Barak
Strauss, Richard Salome Jochanaan
Tschaikowski, Peter Iljitsch Pikovaja Dama Tomski
Verdi, Giuseppe Attila Ezio
Verdi, Giuseppe I Vespri Siciliani Monforte
Verdi, Giuseppe La Traviata Germont
Verdi, Giuseppe Luisa Miller Miller
Verdi, Giuseppe Nabucco Nabucco
Verdi, Giuseppe Otello Jago
Wagner, Richard Lohengrin Friedrich von Telramund, Heerrufer
Wagner, Richard Tristan und Isolde Kurwenal
     
 
 
REVIEWS
 
Opera House Graz - Lohengrin - TELRAMUND - October 2013
'Anton Keremidtcihev is an almost ideal Telramund.'
Der Opernfreund
'Anton Keremidtchiev, a robust count Telramund with a powerful voice, has an incredible stage presence full of wildness and pride.'
Kurier
'With his robust heroic baritone voice Anton Keremidtchiev sang a strong, but never rude Telramund'
Kleine Zeitung
'... intense Anton Keremidtchiev (as Friedrich von Telramund)'
Der Standard
Freibourg Theatre - Lohengrin - TELRAMUND - January 2013
his evening Telramund was sung by Anton Keremidtchiev. The guest from the ensemble of the German Opera Berlin perfectly familiarised in the staging and mastered the role both in its acting and its singing with bravura.'
Der neue Merker
Lohegrin - TELRAMUND - Opera de Toulon - February 2012
„Anton Keremidtchiev as Telramund is a worthy and convincing opponent...“
Concertonet
„The baritone Anton Keremidtchiev performs Telramund with a smooth, direct bass voice. Almost impossible to find a voice with more brilliance.“
Anaclase
„With his beautiful, clear timbre Anton Keremidtchiev sings a sensible and touching Telramund.”
Concertclassic
Parsifal - AMFORTAS - Budapest State Opera – April 2011
“ Most impressive, however, was Bulgarian-born Anton Keremidtchiev as Amfortas. His repertoire also includes the role of Klingsor. With his mighty baritone voice, which clearly shows that he once started his bass carreer as a pupil of the legendary Boris Christoff, his stirringly lamentation thrilled every nerve of the audience. One can't but deeply recommend this likeable singer with his huge, excellently carried voice for Bayreuth.”
Der Neue Merker
Lohengrin – TELRAMUND - Dortmund Opera House
„The sinister couple's diabolical be canto was just brilliant. Anton Keremidtchiev sang the precarious part of Telramund with dramatic aplomb, without disregarding the vocal line. Seldom the revenge duet was sung with such a sinister beauty…Anton Keremidtchiev’s splendid interpretation of Friedrich is ripe for Bayreuth.”
Der neue Merker
Parsifal - KLINGSOR - Richard Wagner Festival Wels - May 2008
„The Bulgarian-Italian baritone Anton Keremidtchiev was the Wagner-Grands' equal in every aspect.„
Nachrichten.at
„Also very solid Anton Keremidtchiev as Klingsor.“
Der Standard
„In his short performance, Anton Keremidtchiev was very convincing as the self-castrated meanie Klingsor."
Tageszeitung Österreich
 
 
 
INTERVIEWS - PORTRAITS
 
Orpheus, September/October 2006 (deutsch)
 
 
 
SZENENFOTOS
Nationaloper Bratislava - Lohengrin - TELRAMUND - 2013
 
Opera House Graz - Lohengrin - TELRAMUND - October 2013
 
Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern - Wilhelm Tell - TELL