Bastian Thomas Kohl

Der großgewachsene junge deutsche Bass, Bastian Thomas Kohl, orgelte bei seinem Debüt, im „Großen Saal des Wiener Musikvereins“, mit mächtiger Stimme vor ausverkauftem Publikum die Partie des Samuel ohne Fehl und Tadel. Begleitet wird er hierbei vom „Concentus Musicus“ unter der Leitung von Stardirigent Maestro Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Stehende Ovationen der 2000 Zuschauer!”

[“The tall young German bass , Bastian Thomas Kohl , roared out his debut at the “Great Hall of the Vienna Musikverein,” with a mighty voice he flawlessly performed the role of Samuel . Before a packed audience, the ” Concentus Musicus ” led by star conductor Maestro Nikolaus Harnoncourt, earned a standing ovation of 2,000 people !”]

Wiener Zeitung, Rainer Elster

Nicht weniger eindrucksvol in ihren stimmlichen Qualitäten zeigen sich BastianThomas Kohl als Papst Leo III.

[No less impressive in vocal quality was Bastian Thomas Kohl as Pope Leo III.]

Bündner Tagblatt, Christian Albrecht


The young German bass, Bastian Thomas Kohl, began his musical career at the age of four and received his formal training at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in Leipzig and in Vienna at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst.

His international career commenced at the age of nineteen as a member of the Opernchor Leipzig appearing frequently with Gewandhausorchester under the direction of Riccardo Chailly. With Maestro Chailly, he has given performances in Lucerne, Vienna, Leipzig, Dresden, Rotterdam, Luxembourg, and Munich

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Appearances of the present season include Meyerbeer’s Margherita d’Anjou conducted by Fabio Luisi at the Festival Della Valle Itria, performances as Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte at the Teatro della Fortuna and at the Teatro Ventidio Basso, and the role of Aaron in concert presentations of Anton Rubinstein’s oratorio, Moses, with Mikhail Jurowski conducting the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra.

Mr. Kohl joined the Opernhaus Zürich in the 2014-15 season as a member of the International Opera Studio and has been heard in productions of Lohengrin, Robin Hood, Die Gänsemagd, Fidelio, Fälle, Elektra, Die Zauberflöte, and Pikovaya Dama. A highlight of the artist’s concert schedule has been his debut at the Wiener Musikverein in performances of Handel’s Saul with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus Musicus Wien.

In addition to his diverse range of operatic roles, the young bass is establishing a vibrant concert and recital profile in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. On the concert stage, Mr. Kohl has been heard at the International Meistersinger Akademie in Neumarkt and in collaborations with the Bayrischer Rundfunk and Nürnberger Symphoniker.


Mögst du mein Kind, Opernhaus Zürich


Fälle, Opernhaus Zürich


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