Verbier Festival
Yannick Spanier
Sarastro

The young Bass Yannick Spanier was born in Vlotho (Germany). In 2017, after finishing his studies in Hannover with Prof. Jacques Schwarz and Prof. Dr. Peter Anton Ling, he became part of the ensemble of the Staatsoper Hannover where he will sing his first Masetto in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” in the upcoming season 19/20. In the last two seasons he sang important roles of his repertoire at the Staatsoper Hannover, including Dottore Grenvil in Verdi’s “Traviata”, the Eremit in Weber’s “Der Freischütz” and Peter Quince in Britten’s “A Midsummernight’s Dream”. In various productions at festivals and conservatory productions he also had the opportunity to sing major roles of his repertoire like Gremin in Tchaikovsky’s “Eugen Onegin”, Sarastro in Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte”, Don Alfonso in Mozart’s “Cosí fan tutte”, Bartolo in Rossini’s “Barbiere di Siviglia” and Arkel in Debussy’s “Pelléas et Mélisande”.

Alongside his activities in the field of opera, Yannick Spanier is a big enthusiast of German Lied and mélodies francaises. Just recently he gave a song recital in the last iteration of the International Festival of Music Marvao alongside the Mezzo-Soprano Anna-Doris Capitelli and co-conceptualized an intercultural reinterpretation of Schubert’s Winterreise with compositions of Maximilian Guth and the Asambura Ensemble. To counterbalance his job at the Staatsoper Hannover, he studies Literature and Philosophy at the Fernuniversität Hagen.