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Mika Kares

Enrico VIII (Anna Bolena)

Mika Kares studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and was a member of the Badisches Staatstheater from 2005 to 2010. He has performed works of Mozart, Verdi, Mahler, Beethoven, Brahms and Chostakovitch in concert. For opera, he has played Wotan in Das Rheingold at the Ruhrtriennale, the Grand Inquisiteur in Don Carlo at la Scala and in Bilbao, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte at the London Opera, Balthazar in La Favorite and Oroveso in Norma at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Sparafucile in Rigoletto in Savonlinna and Colline in La bohème at the Teatro Real in Madrid. He has also performed at the Vienna Opera, La Monnaie and at the Dutch National Opera.

Current projects: Balthazar in La Favorite, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor and Oroveso in Norma in Munich, Walter in Luisa Miller at the Zurich Opera, Ferrando in Il Trovatore and Fiesco in Simon Boccanegra at the Opéra de Paris.