Tijl FAVEYTS  Bass


Belgian bass TIJL FAVEYTS became internationally known in 2006 when he performed SARASTRO (“Die Zauberflöte”) at the age of 26 under Daniel Harding’s baton at the Festival Aix-en-Provence.

Until summer 2012 Tijl Faveyts was a member of the Sankt Gallen Theatre and since the season 2013/14 he is a member of the Aalto Essen Theatre, where he plays such roles as SARASTRO, DALAND in “Der fliegende Holländer”, HUNDING in “Die Walküre”, the COMMENDATORE “Don Giovanni” a.m.o.

Guest appearances led him to the Salzburg Municipal Thetare , the Flemish Opera Antwerp, the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, the Festival of Aix-en-Provence, the Vienna Festival Weeks, the Theater an der Wien, La Monnaie in Brussels, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Dutch Opera Amsterdam, the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Stuttgart State Opera , the Leipzig Opera , the Tschaikowsky Concert Hall Moscow, the Lincoln Center New York,the Beijing Music Festival and the Israeli Opera Tel Aviv.

His repertoire include such roles as DON ALFONSO in “Cosi fan tutte”, SPARAFUCILE in “Rigoletto”, DON BASILIO in “Il barbiere di Siviglia”, ZUNIGA in “Carmen”, DON PASQUALE in “Don Pasquale”, GREMIN in “Eugen Onegin”, OROVESO in “Norma”, OSMIN in “Die Entführung aus dem Serail”, DOKTOR in “Wozzeck”, BARTOLO in “Le nozze di Figaro” und COMTE DES GRIEUX in “Manon”.

Tijl Faveyts works with such renowned conductors as Jiři Kout, Kazushi Ono, Fabio Luisi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Daniel Harding, Carlo Rizzi, Antonino Fogliani, Tomáš Netopil and Marc Albrecht and directors like Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Luc Bondy, Frank Castorf, Stéphane Braunschweig, Guy Joosten, Vincent Broussard and Stefan Herheim.

The artist is also a well sought-after concert singer and has often performed Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion” and “St. John Passion”, Handel’s “The Messiah”, Haydn’s “Die Jahreszeiten” and Schubert’s “Winterreise”.

In the season 15/16 the tall, good-looking bass singer made his debut as FASOLT in "Das Rheingold" of the Ring in Minden. He also was re-invited to the Flemish Opera as PHILEBOS in "Der König Kandaules". In Essen he debuted as RAMFIS in "Aida" and OREST in "Elektra".

In the season 16/17 he made his debut as KING MARKE in “Tristan und Isolde” at the Aalto Theatre Essen, he sang the MINISTER in “Fidelio” at the Stuttgart State Opera, made his debut as the PRIEST/BADGER in “The Cunning Little Vixen” at the Cologne Opera, the NIGHT WATCH in “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” at the Bejing National Opera and sang HUNDING in “Die Walküre” in the Minden Ring.

In 2018 /2019 Tijl Faveyts is ROCCO at the Opera House Bilbao in Spain, SARASTRO at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, at the Opéra de Lille, at the Aalto Theatre in Essen and at the Comic Opera Berlin. He sings FERRANDO in “Il Trovatore” at the St. Gallen Festival. In Essen he also is the COMMENDATORE in “DonGiovanni”, EREMIT in “Der Freischütz” and RAMPHIS in “Aida”.

Future engagements also take him once more as FASOLT and HUNDING to the Minden Ring, as SARASTRO GREMIN, SPARAFUCILE, COMMENDATORE to the Comic Opera Berlin, , as COLLINE in “La Bohème” to the Opera Cologne and as SARASTRO to the State Theatre Gärtnerplatz in Munich.


Opera Bilbao - Fidelio – ROCCO
Excellent Tijl Faveyts’ Rocco, a categorical, rotund voice and well-modulated, with unequivocal technique, good projection and attractive colour.
Platea Magazine
The most captivating role in the opera is the old prison guard Rocco, who here, with the voice of the bass Tijl Faveyts, was designed using the whole subtle colour palette of his voice, developing form the initial coldness to the humanist feeling of pity in the very end.
El Diario Vasco
Aalto Theater Essen - Il Barbiere di Siviglia - DON BASILIO
"Great voice: Tijl Faveyts, who plays the hardrocker..."
WAZ - Lars von Gönna - June 2016
"... Basilio (Tijl Faveyts) appears as a wild, satanic black rocker with shoulder keyboard, but with a brilliant and clear bass voice. ..."
Ruhr Nachrichten - Klaus Stübler - May 2016
"...Or Don Basilio (fantastic: Tijl Faveyts) as a copy of Ozzy Osbourne whose "Pace, pace..." was to the audence's great delight - translated into "love and Peace" ...
...was just as convincing as the rockstar Don Basilio Tijl Faveyts reminding of young Ozzy Osbourne..."
Der Opernfreund - Peter Bilsing - May 2016
"...the audience took great pleasure in Tijl Faveyts, who whth his huge, impressive and untiring bass voice gave a perfect copy of a ferocious heavy metal guitar player. ..."
Opernnetz - Ralf Siepmann - June 2016
Minden Theatre - Die Walküre - HUNDING
"Tijl Faveyts in the role of Hunding convinced with his rich, deep bass voice...
Das Opernglas - S. Barnstorf - October 2016
"Tijl Faveyts presents a Hunding of aristocratic caliber- both as actor and singer...Already his Fasolt in last year's "Rheingold" was a real highlight. His Hunding is another huge exclamation mark."
Mindener Tagblatt -Christian Helming - September 2016
"The Hunding of Tijl Faveyts is a pride, butch, true figure who, due to his subtle acting and his full-sounding, black bass voicealso causes feelings of eneasiness right from the beginning. . ."
Neue Westfälische - Heike Sommerkamp - September 2016
"Tijl Faveyts is a bass singer with utterly secure, brilliant deep notes. That makes his Hunding's severity comprehensible. His Hunding always stays human."
Nordbayersiche Kurier - Oliver Hohlbach - September 2016
Minden Theatre - Das Rheingold - FASOLT
"...dressed in a soldier uniform, the Belgian singer with the mighty- clanging voice created crackling suspense.
Opernglas - S. Barnstorf - Oktober 2015
"... she woud like to run away with the enamoured giant Fasolt ( vigorous: Tijl Faveyts)..."
Neue Westfälische - Anke Groenewold - September 2015
"... Tijl Faveyts gave the giant Fasolt a noble bass voice. It is logic that Freia ( Julia Bauer with clear soprano vice) seems to like him..."
Der neue Merker - Sigi Brockmann - September 2015
"...Also the two giants Tijl Faveyts as Fasolt and James Moellenhoff as Fafner are a top-class cast. Faveyts impresses with his mighty bass voice, giving his love to Freia a slight lyrical tone. ..."
OMM - Thomas Molke - September 2015
"...The two giantsTijl Faveyts as Fasolt and James Moellenhoff as Fafner are a top-class cast. Especially Faveyts with his round, rich voice made a hage impression. .."
Der Opernfreund - Rudolf Hermes - September 2015
Theater Minden - Das Rheingold - HUNDING
Aalto Theater Essen - Il Barberi di Siviglia - DON BASILIO