Andreas Hörl was born in Munich in 1973. He played the trombone and the piano, before he began his studies at the University of Music in Cologne with famed German bass Prof. Kurt Moll. After his graduation he joined the Opera Studio of the Hamburg State Opera.
Claudio Abbado invited him in 1998, after a performance of Tristan of the Salzburg Easter Festival in the Philharmonie Berlin, to join the tour to Tokyo in 2011. Ensemble contracts at various Opera houses followed: 2001 to 2005 Hamburg State Opera; 2005-2007 Cologne Opera, 2007-2012 Zurich Opera. In 2012/13 he joined the ensemble oft he Vienna State Opera. In the beginning of 2012 he gave his debut as at the Berlin State Opera singing Osmin.
Over the years, Andreas Hörl has been able to build an extensive repertoire, including almost all important Wagner roles for Bass. Among his most important roles are: Fasolt/Fafner (Cologne Opera, Zurich Opera), König Marke (Hamm, Theater Chemnitz), Landgraf (Cologne Opera, Frankfurt Opera, Theater Minden), Daland (Theater Chemnitz); Osmin (Volksoper Wien, Zurich Opera, Frankfurt Opera, Komische Oper Berlin, Berlin State Opera); Colline (Zurich Opera, Bavarian State Opera); Sarastro (Zurich Opera, Vienna State Opera, Lake-Festival Berlin); Baron Ochs (Theater Bremerhaven); Commendatore (Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos Lisboa, Zurich Opera), Titurel (Zurich Opera), Ramfis (Cologne Opera, Zurich Opera). Andreas Hörl has also performed rare works such as Rusticone in Salieri`s La Cifra (Cologne Opera) or Tschelio in The Love for Three Oranges (Komische Oper Berlin).
Andreas is also very interested in 20th century contemporary works. He has performed operas by Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Peter Eötvös, Thomas Ades, Luciano Berio and Hans Werner Henze.
He is also a sought after concert singer and has performed many important Sacred works by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Rossini or Verdi as well as an extensive Song repertoire, which he has performed in Hamburg, Baden-Baden, Berlin, Bonn among other cities.
Andreas Hörl has worked with conductors such as: Claudio Abbado, Gerd Albrecht, Philippe Augin, Frieder Bernius, Bernhard Haitink, Daniel Harding, Philippe Jordan, Mikhail Jurowski, Ingo Metzmacher, Kirill Petrenko, Stefan Soltesz, Christian Thielemann, Bruno Weil, Simone Young. Among the directors are Calixto Bieito, Werner Herzog, Andreas Homoki, Peter Konwitschny, Peter Stein, Katharina Thalbach, Keith Warner.
The interested audience will be able to buy recordings with Andreas Hörl, such as: WDR, NDR: Der Freischütz, Eutin Festival 2005; DVD: Parsifal, Zurich Opera; Der Rosenkavalier and Elektra, Baden Baden with Christian Thielemann; Tannhäuser, Baden-Baden with Philippe Jordan; CD-recordings: Der Freischütz with Bruno Weil; Lehar: Zigeunerliebe, H. Pfitzner: Das Cristelflein; F. Schubert, Mass Es-Major, with Daniel Harding