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Thomas Scheler (Tenor)

Born: 1955 - Aachen, Germany

The German tenor, Thomas Scheler, studied singing at the University of the Arts in Berlin with Professor Ingrid Figur. In addition he took interpretation courses of the 20th Century Lieder under the direction of Aribert Reinmann.

After being engaged in Hof and Osnabrück, Thomas Scheler joined in 2001 the Staatsoper Hannover Ensemble as a tenor. His most important debuts: Pedrillo (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Wenzel (Die verkaufte Braut), Franz (Hoffmanns Erzählungen), Arthur in Aribert Reimann's Das Schloß, Novice in Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd.

In Germany, Thomas Scheler has sung numerous times at the Berliner Philharmonie, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Komische Oper, the Berliner Dom, and the Leipziger Thomas-Kirche and the Kissinger Sommer. In addition, he appeared at the Warschauer Philharmonie, in Asti, Avignon, Valence and Amsterdam. He was a guest tenor at the Festivals of Eutin (in 1996 debuted as Steuermann in the Flying Dutchman), in 2000 at the Carinthischen Sommer in Villach, in 2001 and 2002 at the Schweriner Schlossfestspielen. In 2003 he debuted at the Felsenbühne Wunsiedel as Hans in the Verkauften Braut. In 2005 he participated for the first time at the Berliner Philharmonie with Loriot in Leonard Bernstein's Candide. Lieder programmes, broadcast and CD recordings supplement his concert and opera activities.

In 2004, Thomas Scheler joined the Ensemble of the Bremen Theater as a member, with whom he debuted as Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, as Pang in Turandot, as Borsa in Rigoletto, as Kudrjasch in Katja Kabanowa and Raoul in Die lustige Witwe. In the future he is scheduled to participate as Frick in Pariser Leben, Don Curzio and Basilio in Die Hochzeit des Figaro, Peter Iwanow in Zar und Zimmermann a nd theden Snout in Ein Sommernachtstraum.

Source: Bremer Theater Website; Photo 04 by Helge Zdebel-Müller.
Contributed by
Teddy Kaufman (November 2006); David Scheler, son of Thomas Scheler (February 2012)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Hans-Christoph Becker-Foss

Tenor

BWV 249

Links to other Sites

Thomas Scheler, Tenor (Official Website) [German]

Thomas Scheler - Gastsolist Tenor (Komische Oper Berlin) [German]
Thomas Scheler (Bremer Theater) [German]

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