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Erin Caves

Erin Caves


American tenor Erin Caves makes his home in Germany. He began his opera career as a baritone, singing such roles as Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro, Valentin in Gounod’s Faust, Marcello in Puccini’s Bohème, and Pelléas in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande in Germany. His first tenor roles were Grigory/Dimitri in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov and Porcus in Honegger’s Jeanne d’Arc au Boucher at Gelsenkirchen during the 2000/01 season. Since then, his repertoire has expanded to include the title role of Mozart’s Idomeneo, Florestan in Beethoven’s Fidelio, Iago in Rossini’s Otello, the title role of Massenet’s Werther, the title role of Verdi’s Don Carlos, Ismaele in Verdi’s Nabucco, Narraboth in Richard Strauss’s Salome, the Evangelist Johannes in Schmidt’s Buch mit sieben Siegeln, and Sergei in Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. At Nürnberg for the 2007/08 season, Caves appeared as Max in Weber’s Freischütz, Lenski in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, and Prince Sou-Chong in Lehár’s Land des Lächelns. In Wagner’s operas, Caves has sung such roles as Erik in Der fliegende Holländer, Loge in Das Rheingold, and Siegmund in Die Walküre. Future engagements include Alwa in Berg’s Lulu at Basel and Loge at National Reisopera Nederland.

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