Bio: Rainer Zaun, bass, was born in Wiesbaden, where he also received his first engagement as a play / character bass at the State Theater. Further fixed contracts followed at the Aachen Theater, Braunschweig State Theater, Nuremberg State Theater and Hagen Theater. He has had guest engagements at the Hamburg State Opera, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Oper Leipzig, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, at the Musiktheater Essen, Nationaltheater Mannheim, Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Oper Bonn and Oper Bremen.
Guest appearances have also taken him to the opera houses of Athens, Bologna, Lisbon, Vienna, Barcelona, Seville, Catania, Antwerp, Dublin, Palma de Mallorca, Klagenfurt, Innsbruck, San Francisco, Strasbourg, Beijing, Sapporo as well as the Tyrolean Festival Erl and
Wagner Festival Wels.
In 2007 he made his debut at the Bayreuth Festival where he had previously appeared in the Meistersinger as Konrad Nachtigal, in Lohengrin as 3rd edler, in Tannhäuser as Biterolf and Reinmar von Zweter and in the Ring des Nibelungen for children as Alberich.
His repertoire of well over 100 roles includes roles such as Mephistopheles, Boris Godunow, Filippo II, Kaspar, Don Pizarro (for which he received the Bad Hersfeld Opera Prize), as well as Alberich, Don Pasquale, Baculus, Van Bett, Bartolo (Rossini and Mozart), Leporello, Figaro, Don Magnifico, as well as Colonel Ollendorf, General Bumm, Jupiter, prison director Frank, Baron Weps and Feri Kerekes. For some time now he has been working on the heavy bass section with parts such as Grunemanz, Daland, Rocco, Baron Ochs, Raimondo de Bidebent and Ramphis.
He is also deepening his love for musicals in roles such as Pilatus (Jesus Christ Superstar), Pseudolus (A funny thing happend on the way to the forum / Die spinnen, die Römer) and 1.Gangster (Kiss me Kate).
Last update: 2019-12-20 09:59:20 +00:00