London – United Kingdom
German baritone, Markus Matheis lives in London.
As a boy treble he gained his early performing experience as a soloist for the OPER FRANKFURT and the ALTE OPER FRANKFURT.
He subsequently studied voice with Carol Bruetting and Thomas Meyer, and performance style, particularly the performance of the Lied, with Irwin Gage and Dalton Baldwin.
He has been regularly engaged by KAMMEROPER FRANKFURT, singing Guglielmo in COSI FAN TUTTE in 2006, Popolani in Offenbach’s RITTER BLAUBART in 2007, Dancairo and Morales in CARMEN in 2013, Danilo in THE MERRY WIDOW in 2014 and the role of The Street Singer in Wiell’s THE THREEPENNY OPERA in 2015. Of his performances as Guglielmo, FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG wrote, the wonderfully velvety voice of Markus Matheis., and of Danilo, DEUTSCHLANDRADIO said, Above all Markus Matheis sings excellently with a really beautiful, very sonorous voice.
For THEATER LUBECK, during 2006 and 2007, he appeared as Falke in DIE FLEDERMAUS and, in 2008, he was engaged as Leporello in DON GIOVANNI by the BELGRADE INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL for its 40th anniversary program.
For NEUKÖLLNER OPER in Berlin, he has appeared as Zurga in THE PEARLFISHERS in 2005 and 2006 and as Frederick in Palomar’s BAZAAR CASSANDRA in 2014, performances of which DER TAGESSPIEGEL said, Markus Matheis is brilliant.
His other operatic engagements have included the role of Alidoro in LA CENERENTOLA directed by Philipp Harnoncourt, Einstein in Graewe’s ALLE KENNEN MEINE VISAGE with ENSEMBLE PHOENIX at the KONZERTHAUS DORTMUND and the JÜDISCHES MUSEUM BERLIN, the baritone roles in the Fehlmann/Heisch/Lang opera tryptich, JACK IN A BOX for ENSEMBLE FÜR NEUE MUSIK ZÜRICH in Zurich, Baden, Basel and Hannover and John in Menotti’s THE CONSUL for STUDIO MAURITIUS in Saarbrücken.
Matheis has performed extensively on the concert platform, appearing as soloist with the DEUTSCHE RADIOPHILHARMONIE, the MITTELDEUTSCHES KAMMERORCHESTER, the BEETHOVEN ORCHESTER BONN, NEUE PHILHARMONIE FRANKFURT, the DUISBURGER PHILHARMONIKER and the KLASSIKPHILHARMONIE HAMBURG. He has given performances of early and baroque music with the ROSENMÜLLER ENSEMBLE, CAPELLA WEILBURGENSIS, the KARLSRUHER BAROCKORCHESTER and the MAIN-BAROCKORCHESTER.
He has been engaged as soloist for Bach’s ST. JOHN PASSION and ST MATTHEW PASSION, CHRISTMAS ORATORIO, MAGNIFICAT, and MASS IN B MINOR, for a vast selection of the composer’s cantatas and solo cantatas, Biber’s REQUIEM, Brahms’ REQUIEM, Britten’s WAR REQUIEM, Dvorak’s REQUIEM and TE DEUM, the Faure REQUIEM, Handel’s MESSIAH, the UTRECHT TE DEUM and JEPTHA, Haydn’s THE SEASONS, THE CREATION, HARMONIEMESSE, NELSON MASS and THERESIENMESSE, Mendelssohn’s LOBGESANG and PAULUS, the Mozart REQUIEM, MASS IN C and VESPERAE SOLENELLE, Orff’s CARMINA BURANA and Rossini’s STABAT MATER as well as oratorio and concert works by Telemann, Schutz, Saint-Saens, Purcell, Pepusch, Cornelius, Distler, Durante, Fasch, Graupner, Hindemith and Webern.
Of his performances in Bach’s CHRISTMAS ORATORIO, IKZ reviewed saying, Especially impressive was the performance of Markus Matheis. Such a sonorous and expressive bass has rarely been heard.
Matheis is also a committed recitalist and lieder singer collaborating with Olaf Joksch, Hedayet Djeddikar, Simon Bucher, Andreas Frese, Markus Gotthardt and Chrysanthie Emmanouilidou in Germany, Switzerland and Spain. He currently enjoys a collaboration in London with legendary British pianist, Graham Johnson.
Of his recital work, FRANKFURTER NEUE PRESSE has written, With a perfect approach… no need to shy away from comparison with the world-famous baritone Thomas Hampson. A rare musical experience.
Based in Melbourne until 2020, he sang Guglielmo in GERTRUDE OPERA‘s performances of COSI FAN TUTTE in the 2018 program of the YARRA VALLEY FESTIVAL and appeared in the Frankfurt, GOETHE FEST-WOCHE season of Johann André’s ERWIN UND ELMIRE.
2019 included being soloist in Dvorak’s STABAT MATER for 3MBS FM and the role of Bartolo in THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO on tour in China for AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL OPERA PRODUCTIONS. In Germany he appeared as soloist in Elgar’s THE APOSTLES for ALTE MUSIK WEILBURG.
2019 also marked his debut for VICTORIAN OPERA in the role of Mr Lindquist in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC.
He also returned to GERTRUDE OPERA, to appear as King Hildebrandt and other baritone roles in its season of Jonathan Dove’s THE ENCHANTED PIG at the YARRA VALLEY FESTIVAL.
2020 was originally to have included his return to AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL OPERA PRODUCTIONS for the role of Figaro in THE BARBER OF SEVILLE in fifteen performances in China.
2022 sees him return for a period in Australia to give lieder recitals including at the MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE.
Future plans include Christus in the ST. MATTHEW PASSION for CHELTENHAM BACH CHOIR.
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