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Andreas Jaeggi
Character Tenor

Vocal studies with Prof. Maria Stader and at the International Opera Studio of the Zurich Opera House (Switzerland). Subsequent yearly contracts in German Opera Houses: Osnabrueck (from Janacek's "Diary of One Who Disappeared" to Cornelius Hackl in "Hello Dolly!"), Kiel (from Andres in Berg's "Wozzeck" to The Steuermann in Wagner's "Flying Dutchman" ), Dortmund (from Freddy in "My Fair Lady" to David in Wagner's "Meistersinger von Nuernberg"), followed by a carreer as a freelance soloist.

Opera national de Paris (the Old Opera House, Palais Garnier / Opera comique, Salle Favart / Bastille – France): "Theodora" (Septimius) by G. F. Haendel, "The Master and Margarita" (Asasello) by York Hoeller after the novel by Bulgakov (World Creation), "Noces" by Igor Stravinsky, "tantz-schul" by Mauricio Kagel, "The Seven Deadly Sins" by Bertold Brecht / Kurt Weill, "The Fiery Angel" (Jakob Glock & The Doctor) by Sergej Prokofiev, "The Brigands" (Pietro & Carmagnola) and "Tales of Hoffmann" (Spalanzani) by Jacques Offenbach, "Rise and Fall of the Town Mahagonny" (Jack O'Brien) by Bertold Brecht / Kurt Weill, "Wozzeck" (The Fool) by Alban Berg, "Fledermaus" (Dr. Blind) by Johann Strauss, "Juliette or the Key of Dreams" (The Police Inspector / The Postman / The Clerk of the Office of Dreams) by Bohuslav Martinu, "Salome" (Fourth Jew) by Richard Strauss, "Madama Butterfly" (Goro) by Giaccomo Puccini, "Werther" (Monsieur Schmidt) by Jules Massenet (including TV recording for the European broadcast station Arte and the radio channel France Musique), "Billy Budd" (Red Whiskers) by Benjamin Britten ...

Opera national du Rhin / Opera d'Europe, Strasbourg / Colmar / Mulhouse (France): "The Adventures of Mister Broucek" (The Painter Mazal, Blankytny and Petrik), "From the House of the Dead" (Skuratov) and "The Makropoulos Affair" (Janek and Hauk-Sendorf) by Leos Janacek, "Salome" (Narraboth and First Jew) by Richard Strauss, "Das Liebesverbot" (Pontius Pilatus) by Richard Wagner ...

Guest contracts in Cologne, Deutsche Oper am Rhein Duesseldorf/Duisburg (Wentzel in Smetana's "Bartered Bride" ...), Wiesbaden, Hannover (Germany); Geneva, Lausanne (Tanzmeister in Strauss' "Ariadne auf Naxos"), Basel (Switzerland); Lyon, Metz (Electrician / Fake Duchess / Lounge Lizard / Waiter / Rubbernecker / Society Journalist in Thomas Adès' "Powder Her Face"), Nantes (Lenny in Floyd's "Of Mice and Men"), Vichy (France); DNO Amsterdam, Antwerpen (The Netherlands); Gent (Belgium); Lisbon (Portugal); Opera Ireland Dublin; La Fenice Venice (Hauk-Sendorf in Janacek's "The Makropoulos Affair"), Trieste (Italy) ...

International Festivals: Edinburgh, Scotland ("The Seven Deadly Sins" by Brecht / Weill), Aix-en-Provence, France (Monsieur Triquet in "Eugen Onegin" by  Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowsky), Lisbon, Portugal (Torquemada in "The Spanish Hour" by Maurice Ravel), Orange, France (The Fool in "Boris Godunow" by Modest Mussorgsky) ...

English Bach Festival (Lina Lalandi OBE): "Mitridate" by W. A. Mozart (Monte Carlo Opera House, Monaco), "Orphee" and Pylades in "Iphigenie en Tauride" by C. W. Gluck (Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London and Herodes Atticus at the Acropolis of Athens), "Pygmalion" and "Nais" by Rameau (Queen Elizabeth Hall in London).

Member of Compagnie Alain Germain / Bosmelet Ballet Theatre Musical de France since 1976. Participation in most World Creations of this contemporary Paris-based music theatre ensemble. Since 2017, concerts and recitals with works by Richard Strauss, Claude Debussy, Robert Schumann, W. A. Mozart and J. S. Bach at Chateau du Bosmelet in Auffay Val-de-Scie / Seine-Maritime / Normandy (France).

Congruent with his singing, Andreas Jaeggi has pursued a parallel career as a costume and set designer as well as a graphic and visual artist with exhibitions in Basel (Switzerland), Mannheim & Berlin (Germany), Innsbruck (Austria), Paris (France), Milan (Italy) and New York (USA). He is a member of CNFAP, the French National Counsel of Arts (IAA International Association of Art / UNESCO NGO Partner).

For the singer-performer and visual artist Andreas Jaeggi, to be able to execute two artistic activities side by side fully and professionally is only possible thanks to the collaboration with and the full support of his life partner Ron Rubey.

February 2023