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). in 2021, he was awarded a scholarship by the Richard Wagner Circle in Strasbourg as well as prize-winner of the Concours International de Chant de Marmande (Prix OFQJ - Théâtre Lyrichoregra 20).
Damien Gastl 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.
In 2020 he performed the title-role in a semi-stagesdversion of Don Giovanni at Styriarte in Graz where he was reinvited in 2021 for a concert performance of Orff's Carmina Burana. From 2020 through 2022 he was a member of the Opera Studio of the Opéra national du Rhin and took part at the Opéra du Rhin in the productions of Samson et Dalila (2ème philistin), Madama Butterfly (Prince Yamadori), Hänsel und Gretel (der Vater) and L'Enfant et les sortilèges (L'horloge comtoise, Le chat).
In 2022 Damien Gastl also performed Frederic (Lakmé) at the Nuits lyriques in Marmande. He subsequently appeared at the Opéra du Rhin (Der Schatzgräber by Schreker) and made his debut at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse (Melot in Tristan und Isolde).
His opera plans in 2023/24 include his debut in the role of Conte Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro) at the Nordhausen Theatre as well as the role of Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) in a touring production of the Théâtre du Capitole.
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, Elias with the Orchestra of the Elbland Philharmony Saxony, Beethoven's Symphony Nr. 9 in Stuttgart and Strasbourg as well as Mozart's Coronation Mass and Beethoven's Cantata on the death of Emperor Joseph II at Styriarte.
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