Eric Ander will make his debut at Oper Frankfurt in the world premiere of Ronchetti’s Inferno in June 2021. In 2019, the Swedish bass made his debut in Christof Loy’s production of Wagner‘s Tannhäuser as Reinmar von Zweter at De Nationale Opera in Amsterdam. In 2018, he performed in Hasse’s Artaserse in Bayreuth and Munich, accompanied by Hofkapelle München, as well as at Budapest’s Spring Festival. The bass was guest for Rihm’s Jakob Lenz at Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels (2015), Staatsoper Berlin (2017) and Festival d’Aix-en-Province (2019).
From 2016 to 2018, Eric Ander performed in new productions of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades and Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera at Theater Chemnitz, from 2014 until 2016 he was a member of the Oper Stuttgart’s studio where he performed in new productions and revivals. At Theaterakademie August Everding in Munich, he earlier performed Handel’s Imeneo, in Mariotte’s Salomé and Obst’s Solaris.
His concert repertoire includes several cantatas and masses by Bach as well as his St. John Passion, Magnificat, St. Matthew’s Passion and Christmas Oratorio, Haydn’s The Creation, Mendelssohn’s Paulus, Mozart’s Requiem, Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle as well as works by Biber, Buxtehude, Larsson, Rosenberg and Schelle. The concert soloist introduced himself to Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in 2014 and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in 2015.
Eric Ander performed with orchestras including Collegium Musicum, Britten Pears Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble Modern, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Staatsorchester Stuttgart, Stockholms Bachsällskap, The English Voices and under the baton of conductors including Marc Albrecht, Florian Benfer, Gregor Bühl, Sylvain Cambreling, Giuliano Carella, Christian Curnyn, Georg Fritzsch, Simon Hewitt, Michael Hofstetter, James Holmes, Roland Kluttig, Ingo Metzmacher, Mats Nilsson, Emmanuel Olivier, Franck Ollu, Christoph Rousset, Ulf Schirmer.
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Three questions to Eric Ander:
A composer: not a very original answer, but if you can only choose one – J.S. Bach! More witty answers: Berwald, Janáček, Zemlinsky …
What was your calling to become a singer? I’ve always enjoyed singing and I realised early on that I was good at it (I don’t like doing things that I’m not so good at). When I noticed “People are listening to me!” during my first appearances as a singer, I increasingly felt obliged to tell or convey something on stage. This work – dealing with text, history, my own experiences and, above all, my imagination – was luckily a lot of fun for me. I could also call this “fun-duty mix” a calling.
To be a singer – in three words: Difficult not to sound esoteric now… Hear. Breathe. Give.