The British-Indian tenor Caspar Singh is entering his second season as a member of the Bavarian State Opera ensemble after completing his studies at the State Opera’s opera studio at the end of the 2019/20 season. Caspar received a first class degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he studied with Adrian Thompson and Susan Waters.
His engagements at the Bavarian State Opera in 2021/22 include Gherardo Gianni Schicchi, Pásek Cunning Little Vixen, Normanno Lucia di Lammermoor, Third Squire Parsifal, Young Seaman Tristan and Isolde and Dominik in Haas’ Thomas.
Outside of Munich, this season Caspar makes his house and role debut as Tamino Die Zauberflote at the Komische Oper Berlin and as a male choir The Rape of Lucretia at the Potsdam Chamber Academy. On the concert stage, he sings Septimus Theodora at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow with the Musica Viva Chamber Orchestra and Alexander Rudin, sings a solo concert with the West Side Sinfonietta in Wroclaw, Poland, and embarks on a mini-recital tour of the UK Sholto Kynoch for Oxford songs.
Looking ahead, Caspar will join the ensemble of the Komische Oper Berlin for the 2022/23 season, singing Ferrando Cosi, Fenton Falstaff, Steuermann The Flying Dutchman, Laerte Hamlet and returning to the role of Tamino The Magic Flute. He will also make house and role debuts at Glyndebourne Opera, perform Messiah with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, make his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic in Il Prigioniero and make his Warsaw Philharmonic debut.
Recent engagements at the Bavarian State Opera include role debuts as Wilhelm Meister in a new production of Mignon, Edmondo Manon Lescaut, Borsa Rigoletto, Der Haushofmeister in Faninal Der Rosenkavalier, Third Squire Parsifal, Scaramuccio Ariadne auf Naxos, the Prince in Hans Abrahamsen’s Die Schneekönigin, High Priest Poseidon Idomeneo and Augustin Moser Die Meistersinger.
Caspar’s operatic performances to date have included the roles of Brabant’s Edle Lohengrin, First Prisoner Fidelio, Prince of the Snow Queen, Messenger Il Trovatore, Mainfroid Les Vêpres Siciliennes, First Prisoner Fidelio, Giuseppe La Traviata, Almeric Iolanta and Coryphaeus Alceste in the opera studio of the Bavarian State Opera.
Caspar made his professional debut as the Alvarez Young Artist for the Garsington Opera, where his engagements include the Italian tenor Capriccio and roles in The Magic Flute and Falstaff.
Other opera performances include; Ferrando Cosi fan tutte, L’Aumônier (cover) Dialogues des Carmélites, Tamino in Mozart’s Magic Flute, Young Man (cover) in Martinů Ariane and Chorus Tchaikovsky Iolanta at GSMD; Amphinomus (cover) Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria in a co-production between the Royal Opera and the Roundhouse, conducted by Christian Curnyn; Man in the chamber opera Occo’s Eternal Act by Daniel Saleeb and Oge Nwosu (as part of the Opera: Passion, Power and Politics exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum); the good robber in Judith Weir’s The Vanishing Bridegroom with British Youth Opera; and small roles in Beethoven Fidelio at the Longborough Festival Opera, and in the UK premiere of Jonathan Dove’s The Monster in the Maze at the Barbican Hall with Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra.
On the concert stage, Caspar has co-performed Handel’s Messiah at Gärtnerplatztheater, Dvořák Stabat Mater with Munich Motettenchor, Bruckner Te Deum at LSO St Luke’s, Britten Saint Nicolas with Northwood Choral Society, Haydn Nelson Mass with Hertford Choral Society, Orff Carmina Burana Ealing Symphony Orchestra , Stainer Crucifixion at All Saints’ Church Chalfont St Peter , Mozart Requiem with the City of London School, Dvořák Mass in D with Genesis Chorale and Bach Easter Oratorio with the Guildhall School Consort. An avid recitalist, he has appeared at the Munich Opera Festival and recent performances include Britten Winter Words and Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Schubert’s Die Schöne Mullerin and In the Great Dawn, Thomas Bove’s setting of Rupert Brooke’s poem Second Best.