“Die Fledermaus” @ New National Theatre Tokyo


Press reviews “Orest”

On October 28th, 2014, Klemens Sander sang the title-roleAustrian Premiere of Manfred Trojahns opera “Orest”, which was a huge success for the whole ensemble and the composer. Read some excerpts from press reviews here:

Radio Stephansdom
„Klemens Sander brought an impressive interpretation into the title role.”
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Kronen Zeitung
“In the center is Klemens Sander, who makes Orest’s suffering so detailed and enthralling, that is becomes tangible: He developed an impressive multi-dimensional figure and was both vocally and dramatically highly expressive. While always perfectly balancing emotions and being vocally very wise, his great operatic gestures produced captivating vocal power.”

Wiener Zeitung
„In the leading role, Klemens Sander embodied an anti-hero at war with himself and his diverse baritone voice brilliantly covered the entire spectrum.”
» full review

Kleine Zeitung
„…splendid singer/actors.(…)… Terrific: Klemens Sander as Orest.”
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Photo gallery “Orest”

© Armin Bardel, Neue Oper Wien


(Deutsch) Österreichische Erstaufführung: OREST

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(Deutsch) Zurück zu den Wurzeln

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(Deutsch) “Die Kathrin” in Marseille

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(Deutsch) Liederabend in der Schubertkirche

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(Deutsch) Paulus in Rotenburg

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Mosaique: L’invitation au voyage

Spring has sprung! And with it Wanderlust. Mosaïque invites you to join us on the 8th of April for a concert and art exhibition we are calling “L’invitation au voyage”.

Let baritone Klemens Sander, mezzo-soprano Jolene McCleland, cellist ………. , flautist Ulrike Anton and pianists Deirdre Brenner and Chanda VanderHart whisk you on a magical musical journey with gorgeous works by Duparc, Vaughan Williams, Ravel, Debussy and more. We’ll be accompanied by colorful expressions in art by Joey Davis, who will be exhibiting thanks to the support of Art Moments gallery. There will be wine, there will be snacks; there will be color and light and music and beauty.

Get your tickets soon! www.mosaique.eu.com.


Schwanengesang @ Salvatorsaal

On November 24th, 2013 I will  have the rare pleasure to perform a recital together with my wife, Uta Sander. A pianist and arts manager, she is now mainly working for the Vienna State Opera and performing rarely. I am happy that she will play for me at this concert!




“… and then the second highlight of the evening appeared in the person of Klemens Sander, with large gesture and impressive baritone.
No matter, where and how, in the role of torero Escamilllo Klemens Sander was an ideal cast
. ” (Der neue Merker)

Klemens Sander was born in Austria. A former member of St. Florian Boy’s Choir, Klemens studied at the University of Music Vienna with Helena Lazarska, Robert Holl and David Lutz. Additionally, he has taken part in masterclasses with Thomas Hampson, Gundula Janowitz, Dagmar Pecková and Hartmut Höll.

While still a student, Klemens made his operatic début in 2001 at the Volksoper Wien („The Pirates of Penzance“). As a resident soloist for both the Staatstheater Karlsruhe and Volksoper Wien, Klemens has performed e.g. Papageno („Magic Flute“), Conte Almaviva („Le nozze di Figaro“), Belcore („L‘elisir d‘amore“), Donner („Rheingold“), the title-role in Eugene Onegin, Marcello and Schaunard („La Bohème“), Falke („Die Fledermaus“), Marco („Gianni Schicchi“), Silvio („Pagliacci“), Ping („Turandot“) and Harlekin („Ariadne auf Naxos“).

Guest engagements led him e.g. to the Salzburg Festival (Schreker: „Die Gezeichneten“), Theater an der Wien („Giulio Cesare“, „Dialogues des Carmélites“, „Intermezzo“, „Death in Venice“, „The Telephone“), Grand Theatre Luxembourg (Papageno in „The Magic Flute“), Leipzig Opera (Papageno in „The Magic Flute“), Opera festival Klosterneuburg (title role in „Don Giovanni“; Escamillo in „Carmen“), to the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genua and to the Neue Oper Wien (leading role in Tan Dun‘s „Tea“) as well as to the National Opera Vilnius (Conte Almaviva in „Le nozze di Figaro“) and to the Festival Musiques Interdites Marseille (Malignac in „Die Kathrin“). In 2014, he celebrated a great success singing the the title-role in Manfred Trojahn´s Austrian Premiere of „Orest“ with Neue Oper Wien.

Klemens made his Wigmore Hall recital début in 2005 with Charles Spencer after winning the “Richard Tauber Prize for singers”. Furthermore, after being awarded the Lied Prize at the International Competition in S’Hertogenbosch, Klemens has established himself an acclaimed recitalist performing for Salzburg Easter Festival, Oxford Lieder Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, BBC Cardiff, Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival, at venues including Schubertsaal (Wiener Konzerthaus), Gläserner Saal (Wiener Musikverein), at the Ocean Sun Festival and with pianist Justus Zeyen at both Mozarteum (Salzburg) and Centre des Arts Pluriel (Luxembourg).

Recent concert highlights include a tour with Beethoven‘s „Missa Solemnis“ and the Orquestra Sinfónica do Estado de São Paolo in Brazil, Beethovens‘ „IX. Symphony“ at the Beethoven Festival Warsaw, Brahms‘ „A German Requiem“ with RTVE Orchestra, Weill‘s „The Seven Deadly Sins“ and Bach‘s „Christmas Oratorio“ with Tonkünstler Orchester Niederösterreich at the Grafenegg Festival, a Spain tour with Schubert‘s „A flat-major Mass“ and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi, lecture recitals with Cornelius Obonya at the Vienna Musikverein, recitals in South America, Orff‘s „Carmina burana“ and Mendelssohn‘s „Die erste Walpurgisnacht“ at the Vienna Musikverein as well as Beethoven´s „Missa Solemnis“ with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra / Stefan Vladar.

Klemens has performed under Bertrand de Billy, Kirill Petrenko, Kent Nagano, H.K. Gruber, Jérémie Rhorer, René Jacobs, Carlos Kalmar, Helmuth Rilling, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Stefan Vladar, Thomas Dausgaard and Georges Prêtre.

Klemens has published various CDs (Mahler: „Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen“, Beethoven: „IX. Symphony“, Fauré: „Requiem“, Handel: „Judas Maccabaeus“, Verdi: „Requiem“, Bach: Cantata „Ich habe genug“, Mendelssohn: „Paulus“). In 2013 he has published his first solo album „Schwanengesang“ together with Justus Zeyen (piano) which has been highly acclaimed by audience and critics. In 2015 a DVD with Mozart arias and duets will be released.

Upcoming commitments include Falke in „Die Fledermaus“ at the New National Theatre Tokyo, a lecture recital „Die Schöne Magelone“ with Norman Shetler and Burgtheater actor Andrea Jonasson, recitals with Schubert´s „Die schöne Müllerin“  in Germany and a recital tour to the United States. In fall 2014, Klemens will return to the Volksoper Vienna with Schaunard in „La Bohème“ and Ping in „Turandot“.

Jan 2015




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Daniel F. E. Auber Lord Cookburn Fra Diavolo
Georges Bizet Escamillo Carmen
Benjamin Britten Sid Albert Herring
English Clerk Death in Venice
Theseus Ein Sommernachtstraum
Gaetano Donizetti Belcore L´elisir d´Amore
Tan Dun Seikyo Tea
Gilbert & Sullivan Samuel The Pirates of Penzance
Charles Gounod Valentin* Margarethe (Faust)
G.F. Händel Curio Giulio Cesare in Egitto
Reinhard Keiser Tiridates Die römische Unruhe oder die edelmütige Octavia
Ruggero Leoncavallo Silvio Der Bajazzo (dt.)
Gian Carlo Menotti Toni Help, help, the Globolinks!
Hans Werner Henze Juan Castrado Das Wundertheater
W.A. Mozart Don Giovanni Don Giovanni
W.A.Mozart Papageno Die Zauberflöte
W.A.Mozart Sprecher Die Zauberflöte
W.A.Mozart Graf Almaviva Le Nozze di Figaro
W.A.Mozart Guglielmo* Cosí fan tutte
Max Nagl Felix Jazzmärchen
Otto Nicolai Reich Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor
Jaques Offenbach Bösewichte Hoffmanns Erzählungen
Jaques Offenbach Hermann
Hoffmanns Erzählungen
Jaques Offenbach Urbain Pariser Leben
Francis Poulenc Geôlier Les Dialogues des Carmélites
Giacomo Puccini Schaunard La Bohème
Giacomo Puccini Marcello La Bohème
Giacomo Puccini Sonora La Fanciulla del West
Giacomo Puccini Marco Gianni Schicchi
Giacomo Puccini Fürst Yamadori Madama Butterfly
Giacomo Puccini Ping Turandot
Nikolaus Schapfl Eitler Der Kleine Prinz
Bedrich Smetana Budivoj Dalibor
Franz Schreker Riesiger Bürger Die Gezeichneten
Johann Strauß Falke Die Fledermaus
Richard Strauss Harlekin Ariadne auf Naxos
Richard Strauss Justizrat Intermezzo
Peter Tschaikowsky Onegin Eugene Onegin
Richard Wagner Donner Das Rheingold
Richard Wagner Wolfram* Tannhäuser
Kurt Weill Junger Herr Der Protagonist

*= in preparation

Oratorio [selection]

J.S. Bach Johannespassion
verschiedene Kantaten
C. Ph. E. Bach Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu
Johannes Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem
Anton Bruckner d-moll-Messe
Gabriel Fauré Requiem
G.F. Händel Messias
Judas Maccabaeus
Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline
Joseph Haydn Die Schöpfung
Die Jahreszeiten
Die sieben Worte Christi am Kreuz
Stabat Mater
verschiedene Messen
Felix Mendelssohn Elias
Claudio Monteverdi Marienvesper
W.A. Mozart Requiem
c-moll Messe
verschiedene Messen
C. Saint-Saens Weihnachtsoratorium
Robert Schumann Requiem
Giuseppe Verdi Messa da Requiem


Klemens Sander is working with:

Machreich Artists Management
(Concert – excl. Scandinavia)
Mag. Sabine Láng
Beatrixgasse 26/5/42, A-1030 Wien
office@machreich-artists.com | www.machreich-artists.com
(Oper div. Länder)
Mag. Kurt-Walther Schober
Hermanngasse 3, 1070 Wien
agency@opera4u.com www.opera4u.com
Opera Vladarski
(Oper div. Länder)
Walter Vladarski
Döblinger Hauptstraße 57/18, 1190 Wien
opera@vladarski.com www.operavladarski.com

Personal contact: