Felix Pacher

Felix Pacher

Felix Pacher, born in 1998 in Vienna and hailing from a family of musicians, had music running through his veins from the start. At the age of 7, Felix began playing the trumpet, and later, at the age of 13, he discovered his passion for singing as an alto. As a soloist in the Opera School of the Vienna State Opera, he performed many boy roles, such as the "3rd Boy" in W.A. Mozart's "The Magic Flute" or the "Shepherd" in G. Puccini's "Tosca". After his voice changed, he focused on the trumpet and, after completing his high school education in 2016 alongside his military service with the Gardemusik Wien, he began his trumpet studies in Linz.

Following his military service, and concurrently with his trumpet studies, Felix embarked on his teaching degree program, specializing in music and English. Through his music studies, he rediscovered his passion for singing and, now as a bass, began studying with bass Jongmin Park in 2019. Half a year later, he was admitted to the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna for vocal studies. There, he initially studied under Anton Scharinger, later continuing with Hermine Haselböck.

Early in his studies, he performed roles such as "Il Commendatore" from "Don Giovanni" and "Colas" from "Bastien und Bastienne", and achieved several accolades in competitions, including first prize at the International "Bruna Spiler Singing Competition" and reaching the final round of the "Otto Edelmann Singing Competition".

In 2022, he once again graced the stage of the Vienna State Opera. In the production of the youth opera "Tschick" by Ludger Vollmer, Felix Pacher sang the title role.

The following year, he won Elīna Garanča's "Future Voices" competition and subsequently performed with the chamber singer at the "Classics in the Alps" and "Classics under the Stars" concerts. In September, he was awarded the "Stella 23" by ASSITEJ Austria for Outstanding Artistic Achievement for his role in "Tschick". Most recently, he was heard in this year's main production of the MDW, conducted by Hartmut Keil and directed by Helen Malkowsky, at the Schlosstheater Schönbrunn as "Falstaff" in O. Nicolai's "The Merry Wives of Windsor".

He has participated in masterclasses with René Pape, Ain Anger, Sir Willard White, Paolo Bordogna, Christof Fischesser, and Iain Peterson.