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Michael Schade

Michael Schade
Harald Hoffmann

Hailed as one of the world's leading tenors of our time, the German-Canadians have a close cooperation with the Vienna State Opera, where he in a new production of Idomeneo (Leading Team: Christoph Eschenbach, Kasper Holten) in the fall of 2014 to take over the title character. Previously, he was at the Burgtheater in all of Mozart and Strauss roles in his field experience, including as Tito in a new production and Capriccio with Renée Fleming, also last as a prince in a new production of RUSALKA. He is also a regular guest at the Metropolitan Opera, the Hamburg State Opera, Canadian Opera Company, and was heard among others at the Bavarian State Opera, La Scala in Milan, at the Liceu Barcelona, at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the Paris Opéra Bastille. In Hamburg, the artist his role debut in November 2013 as the Peter Grimes. His last role debuts as Eisenstein / THE BAT in Toronto and as Florestan / Fidelio under Nikolaus Harnoncourt at the Theater an der Wien were acclaimed by public and press. Other highlights of the recent past were Painters & Negroes in Berg's Lulu under Fabio Luisi at the Met, Aschenbach / DEATH IN VENICE in Hamburg, and the title role in Mozart's Idomeneo in Amsterdam. When Don Ottavio / DON GIOVANNI he will return next season in a new production at the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto. At the Salzburg Festival, the artist is a regular guest for many years, inter alia, in new productions such as Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito, Purcell's King Arthur, Mozart's Magic Flute, Haydn's Armida, Cherubini's Medea and of Winters THE LABYRINTH as well as on the concert and recital stage, most recently 2013, Haydn's Creation and SEASONS under Harnoncourt and Schubert BEAUTIFUL MÜLLERIN with Rudolf Buchbinder at the piano. 2008 to 2010 he was in charge here as creative director he initiated the Young Singers Project. 2014 he will be experienced in a new production of Schubert Fierrabras in the title role with the Vienna Philharmonic under Ingo Metzmacher and directed by Peter Stein.

With its large concert repertoire ranging from Bach's Passions to Mahler's SONG OF THE EARTH, Michael Schade works regularly with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Ivor Bolton, Pierre Boulez, Semyon Bychkov, Riccardo Chailly, Christoph von Dohnányi, Valery Gergiev, Daniel Harding, Mariss Jansons, Philippe Jordan, James Levine, Fabio Luisi, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Kent Nagano, Peter Oundjian, Sir Simon Rattle, Helmuth Rilling, Christian Thielemann, Robin Ticciati, Franz Welser-Möst and Simone Young. His musical activity is also strongly influenced by a variety of performances with Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

The concert season 2013/14 brought his return to Montreal Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kent Nagano with Berlioz 'DAMNATION DE FAUST, the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Harding THE SONG OF THE EARTH, and the Munich Philharmonic under Pablo Heras-Casado with Mendelssohn's Walpurgisnacht. He also performed with the Missa SOLEMNIS under Sir Roger Norrington at Carnegie Hall. Under Harnoncourt he will be experiencing with the St. Matthew Passion in Vienna and with SEASONS in Melk. The upcoming season also holds performances as Haydn's Creation under Nikolaus Harnoncourt at the Vienna Musikverein, Bach's St. John Passion at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Beethoven's Ninth. SYMPHONY under Iván Fischer in Luxembourg and Seoul, as well as under Paavo Järvi in Paris ready for him and leads him to the Leipzig Gewandhaus Mendelssohn and Rossini Stabat Mater hymn, both. Under the baton of Riccardo Chailly

The singer artist was at the main organizers as including Vienna Musikverein, the Konzerthaus and the State Opera House, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, at New York's Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Verbier Festival, the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, celebrated at the Grafenegg Festival and at La Scala. Recent and future recitals led and lead him with new programs into the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Salzburg Mozart Week in the Wigmore Hall and Amsterdam.

Of the many recordings are those with Harnoncourt Bach's St. Matthew Passion, such as (Grammy Award), Verdi's Messa da Requiem, Handel's Messiah, Haydn's Orlando Paladino, Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito and ZAIDE mentioned. In addition, Mahler SONG OF THE EARTH with the Vienna Philharmonic under Pierre Boulez, Mozart's Requiem with the Berlin Philharmonic under Claudio Abbado and Strauss's Daphne, conducted by Semyon Bychkov (Grammy nomination in 2005) and the live recording of a Mozart Gala at the Salzburg Festival , Schubert THE BEAUTIFUL MÜLLERIN with Malcolm Martineau and "Soirée Française" and "Mozart: Arie & Duetti" were each awarded the Juno Award. As recent publications are Schubert THE BEAUTIFUL MÜLLERIN with Rudolf Buchbinder (live recording), and the DVDs of ARABELLA (Wiener Staatsoper), to name THE LABYRINTH (Salzburg Festival) and the Summer Night Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic in 2013.

2007 the artist the title Austrian chamber singer was awarded. In the 2009/10 season was Michael Schade "artist in residence" at the Vienna Musikverein. He is also Artistic Director of "Stella Maris International Vocal Competition" by Hapag Lloyd and, together with Dee McKee, founder of the Red Ribbon Celebration Concerts, a fundraising initiative for the Health Access Initiative by President Bill Clinton. From 2014 to 2016 Michael Schade takes over as artistic director of the International Baroque Festival at Melk Abbey, held annually at Pentecost.

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