Belgian bass Tijl Faveyts became internationally known in 2006 when he performed Sarastro (“Die Zauberflöte”) at the age of 26 under Daniel Harding’s baton at the Festival Aix-en-Provence.

Until summer 2012 he has been a member of the Theater Sankt Gallen and since 2013/2014 he joined the Ensemble of the Aalto-Theater Essen, where he is heard in roles such as König Marke (Tristan und Isolde), Daland (Der fliegende Holländer), King Treff (The love of the three oranges) and Ramfis (Aida).

Furthermore, his opera repertoire includes roles like Fasolt (Das Rheingold), Sparafucile (Rigoletto), Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Orest (Elektra), Don Pasquale (Don Pasquale), Gremin (Eugin Onegin), Oroveso (Norma), Osmin (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Doktor (Wozzeck), Hunding (Die Walküre) and Comte des Grieux (Manon)

Guest appearances led him to the Landestheater Salzburg, Theater Bonn, Vlaamse Opera, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Wiener Festwochen, Theater an der Wien, Théâtre la Monnaie Brussels , Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Oper Leipzig, Oper Köln, Tschaikowsky Concert Hall Moscow, Lincoln Center New York, Beijing Music Festival and Israeli Opera Tel Aviv.

He has worked with conductors like JJiři Kout, Kazushi Ono, Fabio Luisi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Daniel Harding, Carlo Rizzi, Antonino Fogliani, Tomáš Netopil en Marc Albrecht and directors like Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Luc Bondy, Frank Castorf, Stéphane Braunschweig, Guy Joosten,Vincent Broussard en Stefan Herheim.

Tijl Faveyts is also a well sought-after concert singer and has often performed Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion” and “St. John Passion”, Handel’s “The Messiah”, Haydn’s “Die Jahreszeiten” and Schubert’s “Winterreise”.

In the upcoming season he will give his debut at the Gärtnerplatztheater in Munich as Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), at the NCPA Beijing as Nachtwächter (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) and with the Festival van Vlaanderen as Arkel (Pélleas et Melisande). In Essen he sings for the first time Kezal (The bartered bride).