Spieltenor James Kryshak was a member of the Ensemble at the Wiener Staatsoper between 2013-15, and a member of the Ensemble at the Deutsche Oper, Berlin between 2015-2018
James' current and future engagements include: the Lottery Agent in a new production of Der Silbersee for his debut at the Vlaamse Oper; he makes his debut as The Police Inspector The Nose, returning as Bardolpho Falstaff at the Komische Oper; he makes his debut at Theater Basel as The Police Inspector The Nose and at the Staatsoper Hamburg as Guillot de Morfontaine in Massenet's Manon. In future seasons, James looks forward to his debuts for the Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; Opéra national de Lorraine; Opera North; Dutch National Opera and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and he will return to the Vlaamse Oper; Komische Oper, Berlin and the Wiener Staatsoper.
James' recent engagements include the role of Hitler in the World Premiere of GerMANIA for Opéra de Lyon; Junger Diener Elektra and The Fool Boris Godunov at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Spoletta Tosca for Opera Leipzig; the Shabby Peasant Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk for Birmingham Opera Company directed by Graham Vick and he returned to the Deutsche Oper as Rodriguez in a new production of Don Quichotte.
As a guest artist, James has recently appeared as Little Bat in Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah for the San Francisco Opera; Bob Boles Peter Grimes for the Teatro Sao Carlos, Lisbon; 1st Jew Salome for the Theatre de la Ville de Luxembourg and he made his debut at the Glyndebourne Festival as Scaramuccio Ariadne auf Naxos, and returned for Pedrillo Die Entführung aus dem Serail.
At the Deutsche Oper, James has appeared as: Pedrillo Die Entführung aus dem Serail; Junger Diener Elektra; Drunken Peasant Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk; Borsa Rigoletto; 1st Jew Salome; Monostatos Die Zauberflöte and Remendado Carmen.
At the Wiener Statsoper his roles included: The Schoolmaster The Cunning Little Vixen; Don Curzio Le nozze di Figaro; 1st Jew Salome; Remendado Carmen; Spoletta Tosca; Der Hirt Tristan und Isolde; Nick/Joe in La fanciulla del West and Goro Madama Butterfly.
James Kryshak was a member of the Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago appearing as: Scaramuccio Ariadne auf Naxos; 1st Jew Salome; Monostatos Die Zauberflöte, Snout A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Joe La fanciulla del West and the Second Nobleman Lohengrin.
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