In the 2012/13 season, Estonian-born Ain Anger makes debuts at Teatro alla Scala as Daland (Der fliegende Holländer) and at Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona as Fasolt (Das Rheingold) as well as returning to the Wiener Staatsoper as Pogner (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Hunding (Die Walküre) and Fiesco (Simone Boccanegra) and to Berlin’s Deutsche Oper as Hermann (Tannhäuser). In concert, he will sing Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with Hessischer Rundfunk Frankfurt under Paavo Järvi.
A member of the ensemble of the Wiener Staatsoper since his debut in 2004/2005, Ain Anger has sung over 40 roles on Vienna’s main stage and in 2009 he made his debut at the Bayreuth Festival as Fafner (Das Rheingold and Siegfried), conducted by Christian Thielemann.
Ain Anger has appeared as soloist with orchestras in New York, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Stockholm, San Francisco, Munich and Tokyo and has performed with such conductors as Charles Dutoit, Mariss Jansons, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Conlon, Franz Welser-Möst, Lorin Maazel, Seiji Ozawa, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
"The remaining cast was strong with Ain Anger as a sonorous Landgraf, complemented by Gergely Nemeti (Walter), Alexandru Moisiuc (Biterolf), Peter Jelosits (Heinrich), Marcus Pelz (Reinmar), and Alois Muehlbacher as the Hirte." (The Opera Critic, June 2010)
Estonian bass Ain Anger unleashed magnificently cavernous tones and was properly sepulchral in his Mors Stupebit solo. Still young, he has not sung very much in New York yet, but he made the Carnegie Hall audience sit up and take notice. (Opera News, August 2008)
"Estonian Ain Anger, making his United States debut, used his deep bass to give a thrilling performance in the role of Ivan." (Classical Source)
Three HarrisonParrott artists sing in Mahler's Symphony No.8
HarrisonParrott artists and touring orchestras feature in BBC Proms
Ain Anger debuts at La Scala in Der Fliegende Holländer
Five HarrisonParrott artists appear at Münchner Opernfestspiele
Bullock, Anger and Arwady appear in Der Ring des Nibelungen at Oper Frankfurt
Ain Anger sings in Die Zauberflöte at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées