Kosma RANUER baritone


Since the season 2018/19 KOSMA RANUER has been a member of the Würzburg Theatre. Here, he is very successful as GIANNI SCHICCHI , PRUS in “Die Sache Makropulos”, RIGOLETTO JUAN PERON in “Evita”, MUSIC TEACHER in “Ariadne auf Naxos”, GUNTHER in “Götterdämmerung”, PETER BESENBINDER in “Hänsel und Gretel” or the FOUR VILLAINS in “Les Contes d’Hoffmann”.

In summer 2021 he sang a gala concert with the Opera Østfold in Norway. At the Fredriksten Fortress, the largest open-air stage in Norway, he succeeded in 2022 in the title part in “Der Fliegende Holländer”.

In the season 18/19 he impressed as SCARPIA in “Tosca” at the Kilden Opera in Norway. Further international engagements brought the Swedish baritone to the Frankfurt Opera and the Wiesbaden State Theatre as PAOLO ALBIANI in “Simon Boccanegra”, as SCHAUNARD in “La Bohème” and as MICHELE in Puccini’s “Il Tabarro'' to the Gothenburg Opera, as GIANNI SCHICCHI and GUGLIELMO WULF in Puccini’s “I Villi” to the Latvian National Opera in Riga, as MONTERONE in “Rigoletto” and SCARPIA in “Tosca” to the Malmö Opera, as MEFISTO in “Faust” and JAGO in “Otello” to the die Norrlandsoperan and as ESCAMILLO in “Carmen” to the Folksoperan Stockholm.

For his portrayal of JAGO in “Otello” in Umea, he was nominated ‘Singer of the year‘ by the German magazine Opernwelt. Kosma Ranuer performed the role of AXEL OXENSTIERNA in Foroni’s “Cristina, Regina di Svezia”, which was broadcasted all over Europe and released on CD (Sterling Label).

In 2014 the artist debuted as STANKAR in Verdi’s “Stiffelio” at the Stockholm Royal Opera, which was followed by a concert tour with the NorrlandsOperan at the occasion of their 40th anniversary.

Kosma Ranuer has studied singing at the University College of Opera in Stockholm. In 2007 he was a finalist at the Belvedere Vocal Competition in Vienna.

Guest performances brought him as KASPAR in “Der Freischütz” to the Rostock Popular Theatre and the Immling Music Festival, as BILL in “Rise and Fall of the City Mahagonny” to the Norrlandsoperan. He was PIZARRO in concert performances of “Fidelio” and was ALBERICH in “Götterdämmerung” under the musical direction of Joana Mallwitz in Riga. At the Folksoperan Stockholm and at the Opera Festival at the Amphitheatre in Plovdiv, Capital of Culture 2019, he enjoyed huge successes in the title role of Wagner’s DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER.

The Austrian magazine Der Neue Merker wrote in June 2016:
"With an exceptionally beautiful voice, depth and brightness and a respectful scenic portrayal the contradictory and versatile image of the Dutchman was perfectly realised by the Swedish baritone KOSMA RANUER.. His appearance from the upper ranges of the amphitheatre was so strong, he was able to capture the attention of the entire audience."


Mainfrankentheater Würzburg – Die Sache Makropulos – PRUS
Kosma Ranuer on the other hand was perfectly steadfast in the four roles of his counterpart Hoffmann. Though he doesn’t have the sophisticated vocal culture of a French bass baritone his voice, impeccably incorporated in his body and the dangerous nuances move his Lindorf into the twilight. As Dapertutto takes demonic features in his vocal timbre and his winding coat.
Der neue Merker, 11/2022, Werner Häußner
Mainfrankentheater Würzburg – Die Sache Makropulos – PRUS
Apart from Ilia Papandreou, Kosma Ranuer as rugged-robust Jaroslaw Prus and James Kee as vigorously demanding Albert Gregor were vocally truly convincing in this good ensemble.
Die Deutsche Bühne
Mainfrankentheater Würzburg – Gianni Schicchi - GIANNI SCHICCHI
At the center of the attention however stands Kosma Ranuer, whose interpretation of the artist’s suffering is just as captivating as Gianni Schicci’s sensual shrewdness. Superiorly, the baritone masters the continuous alternation between parlando and bravura passages. An evening with even two impeccably sung title roles – Not bad!
Main Post
In Würzburg the main character is perfectly portrayed by ensemble’s member Kosma Ranuer. Because the Swedish baritone has only a few lines to sing in „Glücklichen Hand“, his vocal and comic potential particularly become evident int the second part of the evening.
Finally, Kosma Ranuer could present his sonorous baritone voice.
Stephan Burianek - Opern.news
Kosma Ranuer can now be seen in the role of Gianni Schicchi. He sings the part with a wink, while we can sense his picaresque and cunning behaviour even in his eyes and voice.
Main Echo
Especially Kosma Ranuer as the slick Gianni Schicchi showed the brilliance of his rich baritone voice, shining with the entire enthusiastic ensemble.
Fränkische Nachrichten – Felix Röttger
Mainfrankentheater Würzburg – Der arme Matrose - MATROSE
Kosma Ranuer is brilliant as the over-sexed, murdering stalker of bride and broom. Moreover, as Pizarro from Beethoven’s „Fidelio“ he also scrupulously stirs up the criminal energy of the bride’s father.
Kultura Extra
Mainfranken Theater Würzburg - Rigoletto - RIGOLETTO
Kosma Ranuer is a restrained singer, who is particularly convincing in the intimate scenes. Although he was suffering from the consequences of illness in the performance on December 18, his tone formation was impeccable, rather lean than opulent and vividly present in the decisive moments.
Der neue Merker 1/2020, Werner Häußner
The Swedish-born Kosma Ranuer presents the title figure as a broken man, adding plenty of emotions to the character with his imposing baritone voice. Hence he touched the audience already in the third act. His outbursts are convincing, without ever getting rude, his play is impeccable and moving.
Der Opernfreund
Theater Würzburg - Götterdammerung - GUNTHER
With trembling knees and a softly rolling baritone voice Kosma Ranuer as gawky Gunther virtuously puts himself into the spotlight every time mhe meets his menacing opponent Hagen.
Das Opernglas 7/8 2019
Apart from a childish golden crown on his head, Kosma Ranuer as Gunther was not caricatured by the direction. He was rather portrayed as a insecure and disoriented figure but vocally however, he scored with his well-balanced baritone voice.
Online Merker
Mainfrankentheater Würzburg – Aradne auf Naxod - MUSIKLEHRER
Among themale actors,, Kosma Ranuer with his richly grounded presence is particularly captivating.
Online Merker
..the actors, acting with superb panache. In a dazzling Tempo the music teacher (Kosma Ranuer)…
Volkstheater Rostock - Der Freischütz- KASPAR
…Kosma Ranuer as Kaspar with his well projected, melodious bass baritone voice and his convincing play..
Opernglas 5/2018 G.Helbig
Plovdiv Amphitheatre - Der Fliegende Holländer - HOLLÄNDER
The contradictory and versatile image of the Durtchman was masterly realized by the swedish baritone KOSMA RANUER. With his exceptionally beautiful voice, with depth and brightness and his respectful scenic portrayal.
Mainfranken Theater Würzburg - Gianni Schicchi - GIANNI SCHICCHI
Mainfranken Theater Würzburg - Gianni Schicchi - GIANNI SCHICCHI
Mainfranken Theater Würzburg - Die Götterdämmerung - GUNTHER
Opernhaus Würzburg – Hänsel und Gretel – PETER BESENBINDSER
Kilden Opea Kristiansand –Tosca– SCARPIA
Kilden Opea Kristiansand –Tosca– SCARPIA