Anton Keremidtchiev, baritone
After his studies in Sofia and voice lessons with Boris Christoff in Rome, Bulgarian Anton Keremidtchiev made his operatic debut at the Teatro Verdi in Triest. Guest appearances at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro and in Treviso followed. He also sang in Paris, Oviedo, Valencia and Moscow.
In 1998 he joined the company of the Staatstheater Darmstadt, where he sang in many roles for Kavalier baritone and Helden baritone. Anton Keremidtchiev left Darmstadt in 2003 to become a freelance singer and since then has debuted at many international opera houses.
Amongst others, he was invited to sing Giorgio Germont (La Traviata), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) and Pizarro (Fidelio) at the Komische Oper Berlin, Escamillo (Carmen) at the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki, Giorgio Germont (La Traviata) at the Hamburgische Staatsoper, Kurwenal (Tristan und Isolde) at the Oper Frankfurt and Telramund (Lohengrin) at the Theater Dortmund. He sang the roles of Escamillo (Carmen) and Jago (Otello) at the opera houses in Cologne, Düsseldorf, Mannheim and Bonn.
Moreover, his performances as Klingsor (Parsifal) and Heerrufer (Lohengrin) at the Richard Wagner Festival Wels and as Nabucco at the Opera Festival Gut Immling were celebrated as huge successes. In the summer of 2010 he will make his debut as Rigoletto at the Herrenchiemsee Festival.
In Saison 2011/12 he was invited to sing once again Escamillo (Carmen) at the opera house in Helsinki and the titlerole of Macbeth at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as well as Telramund (Lohengrin) at the opera house in Toulon.
Future engagements will take Anton Keremidchiev as Klingsor (Parsifal) to the Wagner Festival in Wels and Zagreb, as Rigoletto at the Volksoper Vienna and as Telramund (Lohengrin) at the Opera Graz.
Anton Keremidtchiev has worked with conductors such as James Conlon, Adam Fischer, Lothar Zagrosek, Kirill Petrenko, Marc Albrecht, Paolo Carigniani, Roman Brogli-Sacher, Jac van Steen and Carlo Franci.