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From the outset of his career, Andreas Conrad received invitations from prestigious international opera companies and festivals, including the Salzburg and Aix-en-Provence festivals and the opera houses of Buenos Aires, Madrid, Amsterdam, Nizza, Dresden, Barcelona, Catania, Vienna and London (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden).
He has worked with such leading conductors as Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Masur, Claudio Abbado and Sir Collin Davis, as well as major directors including Harry Kupfer. Together with Placido Domingo, he performed at the Wiener Klangbogen in 2004 in Menotti’s Goya. At Domingo’s invitation, he appears as a guest at the Washington National Opera in 2008/09 in the role of Mime (Siegfried), having already sung Steuermann (Der fliegende Holländer) there in 2007/08.
Today, Andreas Conrad’s repertoire comprises around 50 diverse roles, including: Mozart (Pedrillo, Monostatos, Basilio); Mussorgsky (Grigory/’False Dimitry’); Janáček (Mr Brouček, Stewa); Richard Strauss (Brighella, Tanzmeister); Berg (Hauptmann); Britten (Albert Herring, Quint) and Wagner (David, Heinrich der Schreiber, Mime). At the Komische Oper Berlin, Andreas Conrad gave his début as Hoffmann (Les contes d’Hoffmann) and Max (Der Freischütz).
Andreas Conrad was born in Magdeburg. He studied singing at the Carl Maria von Weber Conservatory in Dresden with Marianne Fischer-Kupfer. After a three-year engagement at the Opera Studio of the Staatsoper Dresden he joined the Komische Oper Berlin, where he remained as a member until the 2006/07 season, interpreting many important roles. In 1998 Andreas Conrad was awarded the title Berliner Kammersänger.