Stefan Kocan

Blauwbaard in Bluebeard's Castle / Winterreise

Biography

Education
University of Music in Bratislava; Conservatory in Vienna with the Russian bass Jewgenij Nesterenko.

Debut
Ensemble memeber at the Landestheater in Linz; Commendatore/Don Giovanni, Grande Inquisitore/Don Carlo (Wiener Staatsoper).

Highlights
Il Re/Aida (Metropolitan Opera New York); Banco/Macbeth (Wiener Staatsoper & Chicago Lyric Opera); Osmin/Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Zaccaria/Nabucco (Bayerische Staatsoper in München); Sarastro/Die Zauberflöte (Oper Köln); Sparafucile/Rigoletto, Commendatore/Don Giovanni (Metropolitan Opera New York); Masetto/Don Giovanni (La Scala Milan & Staatsoper Berlin); Ramfis/Aida (Lyric Opera of Chicago).

Prizes
Eberhard Waechter award for Grande Inquisitore/Don Carlo (2003/2004).

Worked with
Daniel Barenboim at La Scala (Don Giovanni) and Mariss Jansons at Concertgebouw Amsterdam (Pater Profundis/Mahler VIII).

Recent and future productions
Attila/Attila (Santiago de Chile); Sparafucile/Rigoletto, Ramfis/Aida (Metropolitan Opera New York), Ramfis/Aida (Qatar Amphitheater Doha); Banco/Macbeth (La Scala Milan); Il Commendatore/Don Giovanni (Bayerische Staatsoper München); Ramfis/Aida (Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles).
During the season 2013-2014 to see in Rigoletto, Eugen Onegin (Metropolitan Opera New York); Filippo II/Don Carlos (La Scala Milan).

Last update on 22 April 2013

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Bluebeard’s Castle/Winterreise is a unique combination of two great classical works, whose central theme is human loneliness. In Bartók’s only opera, the curiosity of the recently married young Judith leads her to discover Duke Bluebeard’s terrible secret....
Composer: Franz Schubert, Béla Bartók
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Director: Kornél Mundruczó

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