Today, November 17, is the Birthday of one of the world’s most acclaimed and one of the greatest Bass Singers of modern Opera, Slovak Bass Singer, Stefan Kocan!
Stefan Kocan has one of the most beautiful and most rich voices ever. He is one of the greatest Bass singers of modern day Opera and he has performed in many wonderful HD broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera House, like the two broadcasts of “Il Trovatore”, “Prince Igor”, “Rigoletto” and “Aida”. His Sparafucile, in Verdi’s “Rigoletto” is one of the best (His low f in the fabulous Rigoletto and Sparafucile duet is amazing!) his Ferrando in Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” (his Di Due Figli opening moment in Il Trovatore is one of the greatest!) his Ramfis in Aida was also magnificent, his Il Commendatore in “Don Giovanni” is one of the most extraordinary ever, his Konchak in the recent production of “Prince Igor” was also excellent, his “so many wonderful roles… Ferrando, Sparafucile, Ramfis, Gremin, Konchak, Don Basilio, Mefistofele, Vodnik, Banco, Il Commendatore, Leporello, Attila, Filippo II and many, many, more roles to come!
Right now in these moments Stefan Kocan is performing the role of Banco, in Verdi’s masterpiece “Macbeth” at the Theater an der Wien, in Vienna and recently he made his debut at the Royal Opera House as Le Veilleur in Enescu’s masterpiece “Oedipe”.