About Bass Mika:
Mika Kares is a young bass who comes from Finland and has studied at the Sibelius-Academy with professor Roland Hermann. He was a member of the ensemble of Baden State Opera from 2005 until the end of the season 2010. In particular, Mr. Kares has made a name for himself as a Verdi, Wagner and Händel singer. Guest appearences have taken him to Seattle, Hong Kong, Salzburg, Rome and Valencia where he has worked with such great conductors as Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta and Marc Minkowski, among others. Engagements for the future include Aida / Ramfis at the Bavarian State Opera, Don Carlo / Filippo II at the Finnish National Opera, Rigoletto / Sparafucile (cover) and Das Rheingold / Fasolt (cover) at the Metropolitan Opera and Lohengrin / König Heinrich at the Savonlinna Opera Festival.
The roles in his repertoire include Attila (Verdi: Attila), Filippo II (Verdi: Don Carlo(, Ramfis (Verdi: Aida), Fasolt, Hunding and Fafner (Wagner: Des Ring der Nibelungen). Landgraf (Wagner: Tannhäuser, Figaro (Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro), Raimondo (Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor) among many others. Mika Kares holds a Wagner scholarship 2010, was awarded "Der Goldene Fächer" as the best singer of the Baden State Opera 2009 and Savonlinna opera festival´s Artist of the Year 2008.