Born in Strasbourg, Damien Gastl was awarded a Bachelor-of-Arts-Diploma in his hometown before pursuing further studies at the Music University of Dresden (in the vocal-class of Christiane Junghanns and the Lied-class of Olaf Bär). He also holds a Master of Opera from the August-Everding-Theaterakademie in Munich (in the vocal-class of Christiane Iven).
He made his stage-debut in 2014 performing the role of Pierrot in Gluck’s opera Merlin’s Island, a German-French co-production for the 250th anniversary of the Academy of fine arts in Dresden. Subsequently he appeared in Don Carlo (a Flemish deputy) as well as in various staged productions of the Dresden University (Simon in Treemonisha, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte). He also joined a concert-performance of L’Ancêtre by Saint-Saëns with the Munich Radio Orchestra at the Prinzregententheater.
On concert-stage, Damien Gastl has recently sung Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (Petrus) with the Dresden Baroque-Orchestra, St. John’s Passion (Jesus) with the Batzdorf Hofkapelle and the Chamber-choir of the Dresden Vocal Academy as well as Elias with the Orchestra of the Elbland Philharmony Saxony.
During the summer 2020 he performed the title role in a Covid-19's adapted version of Don Giovanni at Styriarte in Graz where he was reinvited in 2021 to perform Orff's Carmina Burana in concert.
Since 2020/21 he has been a member of the Opera Studio of the Opéra national du Rhin. In this frame he took part, on the main stage of the Opéra du Rhin, in the productions of Samson et Dalila (2ème philistin), Madama Butterfly (Prince Yamadori) and Hänsel und Gretel (der Vater). He will be back there during 2021/22 for a production of L'Enfant et les sortilèges (L'horloge comtoise, Le chat).
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