From the 2020/2021 season onwards, German tenor Fabian Christen is a member of Staatstheater Braunschweig, where his repertoire includes partes by Heggie, Humperdinck, Mozart, Puccini and Wagner. At Landestheater Schleswig-Holstein, where he was engaged from 2018 until 2020, he performed Zsupán in Kálmán in Gräfin Mariza, Steuermann in Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer and Adam in Zeller’s Der Vogelhändler. In 2017, he made his debut as Camille de Rosillon in Lehar‘s The Merry Widow and returned to sing his first Max in Weber’s Der Freischütz in 2018 at Opernakademie Bad Orb.
In 2014, Fabian Christen made his debut as Podestá in Mozart‘s La finta giardiniera in a production by Peer Boysen at Hochschule für Musik Mainz, after he had performed Isacco in Rossini’s La gazza ladra at Mainfranken Theater Würzburg. Besides, the tenor performed extracts as Belmonte in a semi-staged Mozart‘s Die Entführung aus dem Serail in Nieder-Olm, Basilio and Don Curzio in Mozart‘s Le nozze di Figaro as well as Cecco in Haydn’s Il mondo della luna at Hochschule für Musik Mainz and Pluto in Offenbach‘s Orpheus in der Unterwelt at Hochschule für Musik Würzburg.
The concert solois performed Bach‘s Magnificat, Evangelist (and arias) in Bach‘s Christmas Oratorio, Handel‘s Messiah, Haydn‘s Die Jahreszeiten and Missa in temporibelli, Jenkin’s The armed Man/Mass of peace, Mendelssohn’s Eliah and Lobgesang.
The tenor performed under the dirction of producers Andreas Beuermann, Erik Biegel, Peer Boysen, Holger Klembt – and has sung under the baton of Giovanni Battista Rigon, Wolfgang Katschner and Ralf Otto.
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Three questions to Fabian Christen:
A composer: Mozart: the best music for vocal health and ensemble skills. Wagner: the best composer for showing everything that can be done in music …
What was your calling to become a singer? What could be better than turning your hobby into a job? Not much! It is a wonderful feeling to take the audience into another world for a few hours and let them forget their daily lives. You can touch the audience with your voice and also hold up a mirror to the self a little bit.
To be a singer – in three words: brave, proud, crazy.