British-Indian tenor Caspar Singh is embarking on his second season as a member of the ensemble of the Bayerische Staatsoper, having completed his studies at the Staatsoper’s Opernstudio 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 under Adrian Thompson and Susan Waters.
In 2021-22, his engagements with the Bayerische Staatsoper include Gherardo Gianni Schicchi, Pásek Cunning Little Vixen, Arturo Lucia di Lammermoor, Dritter Knappe Parsifal, Hirte Tristan und Isolde and Dominik in Haas’s Thomas.
Outside of Munich this season, Caspar makes his house and role debut as Tamino Die Zaubeflöte at the Komische Oper Berlin, and as Male Chorus The Rape of Lucretia with the Kammerakademie Potsdam. On the concert platform, he sings Septimus Theodora at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Moscow with the Musica Viva Chamber Orchestra and Alexander Rudin, sings a solo recital with the West Side Sinfonietta in Wroclaw, Poland and embarks on a mini recital tour of the UK with Sholto Kynoch.
Looking ahead, Caspar will join the ensemble of the Komische Oper Berlin for the 2022-23 season, singing Ferrando Cosi, Fenton Falstaff and Laerte Hamlet among others. He will also have a house and role debut at Glyndebourne Opera.
Recent engagements with the Bayerische Staatsoper include role debuts as Wilhelm Meister in a new production of Mignon, Edmondo Manon Lescaut, Borsa Rigoletto, Der Haushofmeister bei Faninal Der Rosenkavalier, Dritter Knappe Parsifal, Scaramuccio Ariadne auf Naxos, the Prince in Hans Abrahamsen’s The Snow Queen, Oberpriester Poseidons Idomeneo and Augustin Moser Die Meistersinger.
Caspar’s previous opera appearances have included the roles of Brabantische Edle Lohengrin, Erste Gefangener Fidelio, Prince The Snow Queen, Messenger Il Trovatore, Mainfroid Les Vêpres Siciliennes, Erster Gefangener Fidelio, Giuseppe La Traviata, Almeric Iolanta and Coryphaeus Alceste at the Bayerische Staatsoper Opera Studio.
Caspar made his professional debut as an Alvarez Young Artist for Garsington Opera, where his engagements included Italian Tenor Capriccio and roles in Die Zauberflöte and Falstaff.
Further Opera performances include; Ferrando Cosi fan tutte, L'Aumônier (cover) Dialogues des Carmélites, Tamino in Mozart The 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 Daniel Saleeb and Oge Nwosu’s chamber opera Occo's Eternal Act (as part of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Opera: Passion, Power and Politics exhibition); the Good Robber in Judith Weir’s The Vanishing Bridegroom with British Youth Opera; and small roles in Beethoven Fidelio at Longborough Festival Opera and in the UK premier of Jonathan Dove’s The Monster in the Maze at Barbican Hall with Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra.
On the concert platform Caspar has performed Handel's Messiah at the Gärtnerplatztheater, Dvořák Stabat Mater with the Münchner 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 with 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. A keen recitalist, he has appeared in recital at the Munich Opera Festival, and his recent performances include Britten Winter Words and Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Schubert Die Schöne Mullerin, and In the Great Dawn, Thomas Bove’s setting of Rupert Brooke’s poem ‘Second Best’.
He has also sung in masterclasses with Helmut Deutsch, Brigitte Fassbaender, Graham Johnson and Margreet Honig, and has worked with conductors including Douglas Boyd, Asher Fisch, Kirill Petrenko and Joana Mallwitz, and in 2017 he was a finalist in the Franz Schubert Institut Lieder prize competition.