BIOGRAPHY

"...the spacefilling singing of Tijl Faveyts as Fasolt was impressive, dressed as soldier, he provided excitement with his powerfull thrilling bass voice..." S. Barnstorf, Opernglas

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), Kezal (Die Verkaufte Braut), 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, Wiener Festwochen, Theater an der Wien, Théâtre la Monnaie Brussels, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Ring in Minden, Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Oper Leipzig, Oper Köln, Gärtnerplatztheater München, Tschaikowsky Concert Hall Moscow, NCPA Beijing, Lincoln Center New York and Israeli Opera Tel Aviv.

He has worked with conductors like Kazushi Ono, Fabio Luisi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Daniel Harding, Carlo Rizzi, Antonino Fogliani, Tomáš Netopil, Frank Beermann and Marc Albrecht and directors like Mariame Clément, Kasper Holten, 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”, “Die Schöpfung”,  and Mozart’s “Requiem”.

In the upcoming season he becomes a member of the Ensemble of the Komische Oper in Berlin. Guestperformances will bring him as  Fasolt and Hunding to the Ring in Minden, in december he will give his roledebute at the Oper Köln as Colline (La Boheme) and he will make his debute in Macao, Taiwan and Santiago de Chile as Sarastro.