Lawrence Bakst has established himself as tenor of great vocal and musical gifts and technical mastery in a wide range of repertoire on stages in Europe and all over the world. The last decade has seen him garner rave reviews for his singing of such roles as Tannhäuser, Siegfried (Siegfried), Florestan and Meyerbeer’s Le Prophéte. He assays his first Tristan in May 2012, in Aachen, under the baton of Marcus Bosch. With a voice which has not lost beauty, extension or flexibility but has gained color, strength and size and has great endurance, Bakst looks forward to continuing singing the dramatic repertoire as well as undertaking more Strauss roles such as Aegist, Menelas and Der Kaiser..
After studying voice and opera at the Juilliard School/American Opera Center (voice teacher: Hans J. Heinz) and winning Grand Prizes in the Barcelona, Toulouse and Vercelli Singing Competitions and being a Metropolitan Opera National Winner, Bakst made his European debut at the Wexford Festival as Hagenbach in Calalani’s La Wally. He quickly got contracts in Germany both as a guest and as a member of the ensemble at the Wuppertaler Bühnen, where he began an association with Pina Bausch and her Tanztheater Wuppertal which lasts to this day and has taken him to theaters in Tokyo, London, Paris, Rome, Madrid, and Rio de Janiero among others, singing Pylades in her production of Iphigenia auf Tauris. During this time he was also honored by Opernwelt Magazine as a “high point of the year” for his exquisite pianos in Les Pecheurs du Perles and Massenets Manon. Maintaining this ability he then sang verismo roles including Enzo in La Giocondo, Canio, Guevara in Christoforo Colombo and of course Calaf in theaters such as Mannheim and the Prague State Opera (Statni Divadlo). He was in demand as well for his interpretations of Verdi roles such as Manrico, Radames and Don Carlos.
Ostatnie zmiany: 2012-01-16, 11:38 EDT (Lawrence Bakst)