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Matthäus Schmidlechner trained as a singer at the Salzburg Musikschulwerk and later at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz, with William Mason, Thomas Kerbl and Kurt Azesberger in 2009. For his concert graduation he sang Ernst Krenek's cycle Reisebuch aus den österreichischen Alpen, which he later recorded on CD in an orchestra version. He followed masterclasses and workshops with artists such as Michael Schade, Felicity Lott, Barbara Bonney, Gerhard Kahry, Arthur Korn...
Matthäus Schmidlechner is a permanent member of the Linz Landestheater Ensemble since the 2007/08 season, where he sang Mime ( Der Ring des Nibelungen), a role he revived at the International May Festival at the Wiesbaden State Theatre and that he will sing this season at the Vienna Staatsoper, but also Herod (Salomé) and Adam (Der Vogelhändler). His 2022/23 projects include Basilio and Don Curzio (Le Nozze di Figaro) and David (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg).
He also made his La Scala debut in the 202O/22 season in Salomé as well as in Mahagonny-Songspiel and Kurt Weill’s Die sieben Todsünden. He is a regular guest artist at the Salzburg Festival.
Matthäus Schmidlechner has worked with many stage directors including Olivier Tambosi, Romeo Castellucci, Damiano Michieletto, Uwe Eric Laufenberg, Irina Brook and Anthony Pilavachi, and with conductors such as Franz Welser Möst, Riccardo Chailly, Dennis Russel Davies and Markus Poschner.
His concert repertoire includes Bach’s Passions, Haydn’s oratorios, Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Bruckner’s Te Deum.
Paris Opera debut
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