ANDRÉ MORSCH
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German baritone André Morsch studied with Margreet Honig at the Amsterdam Conservatory. He graduated from the New Opera Academy in The Hague with distinction and is a former member of William Christie’s Le Jardin des Voix. Awards include 1st Prize and Hermann-Reutter-Prize at the prestigious 'Internationaler Wettbewerb für Liedkunst' in Stuttgart and the Prix Bernac from the Académie Ravel in Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

An ensemble member at Oper Stuttgart from 2011 to 2018, his roles for this house have included Leporello/Don Giovanni, Papageno/Die Zauberflöte, Figaro/Le Nozze di Figaro, Figaro/Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Harlekin/Ariadne auf Naxos, Achille/Giulio Cesare, Schaunard/La Bohème, Dandini/La Cenerentola, Verva in Janáček’s Osud, Cithéron/Platée, Dr Falke/Die Fledermaus, Der Graf in Boesmans' Der Reigen, Guglielmo/Cosi fan tutte, Pluto in Offenbach’s Orphee aux enfers, and, most recently, Malatesta in a new production of Don Pasquale by Jossi Wieler and as Fernando Ormez in the world premiere of Toshio Hosokawa’s Erdbeben.Träume, conducted by Sylvain Cambreling and directed by Jossi Wieler.

For De Nationale Opera Amsterdam, he has sung Pompeo/Benvenuto Cellini, Der Graf in Schreker’s Der Schatzgräber, Jake Wallace/La Fanciulla del West, The Novice's Friend/Billy Budd and Michelotto Cibo in Schreker’s Die Gezeichneten.

Other recent engagements include Papageno at Grand Théâtre de Genève, Figaro/Le Nozze di Figaro, Bach's St John Passion, Guglielmo/Cosi fan tutte and The Creation with the Orchestra of the 18th Century, Adario/Les Indes Galantes at Opernhaus Zürich, the title role in Lully’s Cadmus et Hermione at Opéra Comique in Paris (Diapason d'Or, DVD of the year 2009/Deutsche Schallplattenkritik), Harlekin at Oper Leipzig, Figaro/Le Nozze di Figaro and Fritz/Die tote Stadt at the Opéra national de Lorraine in Nancy, Moralès/Carmen at the Opéra de Lausanne, Boris in Shostakovich’s Moskva - Cheremushki at the Opéra de Lyon, 1st Whale Hunter in the world premiere of J.P. Wagemans Legende and Stephano in Martin's Der Sturm, at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

André Morsch’s concert repertoire ranges from Bach to Martin, which he has performed with, amongst others, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, the Beethoven Orchester Bonn, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Galicia, the Bochumer Symphoniker, Les Talens Lyriques, Le Poème Harmonique, Les Arts Florissants, Het Residentie Orkest and the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, and conductors such as Frans Brüggen, Marc Albrecht, Jaap van Zweden, Ingo Metzmacher, Christophe Rousset, William Christie, Vincent Dumestre, Carlo Rizzi, Ivor Bolton, Stefan Soltesz, Reinbert de Leeuw, Jan Willem de Vriend, Sylvain Cambreling and Edo de Waart.
Most recent concert engagements include Adam in Haydn’s Schöpfung mit Thomas Hengelbrock and the Balthasar-Neumann Ensembles on tour in Europe, Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium with Marcus Creed and the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Brahms’ Deutsches Requiem with the Orchestra of the 18th Century and Schubert’s Stabat Mater with the Dutch Radio Philharmonic and James Gaffigan at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

In recital, he regularly performs with Julius Drake, with appearances at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, Zurich, Stuttgart and elsewhere.

In 2018/19, André Morsch returns to De Nationale Opera Amsterdam as Thésée in Enescu’s Oedipe, conducted by Marc Albrecht, debuts as Plutone in Legrenzi’s La Divisone del Mondo, conducted by Christophe Rousset, at the Opéra National du Rhin, reprising the role in Nancy and Versailles, appears in the world premiere of Jan Mueller Wieland’s Maria with the Balthasar Neumann Ensembles and Thomas Hengelbrock at the Ruhrtriennale Festival and sings Haydn’s Jahreszeiten with the Orchestra of the 18 Century, Fauré’s Requiem with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and Bach’s Johannes-Passion with the Insula Orchestra, amongst other projects.
 
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Hermann Reutter

Baritone André Morsch and pianist Eildert Beeftink recorded the wonderful works by Hermann Reutter for the German CD label MDG.

ANDRÉ MORSCH: W.A. Mozart, Don Giovanni, Leporello

Oper Stuttgart

ANDRÉ MORSCH: J. Haydn, Die Schöpfung, Und Gott schuf grosse Walfische

Live recording 2015

ANDRÉ MORSCH: J. Haydn, Die Schöpfung, Nun scheint in vollem Glanze der Himmel

Live recording 2015

ANDRÉ MORSCH: R. Schumann, Die beiden Grenadiere

Live recording

ANDRÉ MORSCH: H. Wolf, Der Tambour

Live recording

ANDRÉ MORSCH: R. Vaughan Williams, Hodie

Live recording

"Enzo Capuano in der Titelrolle begeisterte durch seine absolute Glaubwürdigkeit, wie auch André Morsch als Doktor Malatesta."
BR-Klassik.de, Oper Stuttgart - Don Pasquale, March 2018
"André Morsch [gibt] als Malatesta einen Strippenzieher von Graden: aalglatt, intrigant, auch stimmlich ungemein wendig – ein Gestaltwandler, wie er im Buche steht."
Stuttgarter Nachrichten, Oper Stuttgart - Don Pasquale, March 2018
"Enzo Capuano[...] war sängerisch brillant wie immer. Wie er das Duett mit dem von André Morsch verkörperten Malatesta in rasend schnellem Parlando rhythmisch perfekt und deutlich akzentuiert artikulierte ist ein sängerisches Kabinettstück, in dem ihm Morsch souverän zur Seite stand. Das ist beste italienische Opernkomödiantik, in der sich perfekter Gesang mit musikalischem Witz vereinen."
bachtrack.com, Oper Stuttgart - Don Pasquale, March 2018
„Besonders beeindruckend: der kurzfristig für den erkrankten Michael Volle eingesprungene Bariton André Morsch in der Titelrolle [...] Eine durch und durch gelungene Ensembleleistung, stimmig und kurzweilig[ ...]“
 
Hamburger Abendblatt, G.P. Telemann, Miriways, Akademie für Alte Musik, November 2017
"Extraordinairement inspiré dès l'incipit du Deitatis majestatem, André Morsch (ci-devant Cadmus chez Lully) subjugue par sa noblesse grave, sa projection parfaite des phrases et une imagination qui gratifie le Te deum d'un « Tu devicto » visionnaire. Uni aux voix aiguës, ce jeune prophète répand la ténèbre éloquente d'un grand Champaigne. Révérence."
 
Diapason , M.R. Delalande, Te deum & Grands motets, Le Poème Harmonique (Vincent Dumestre), June 2017
“[…]the ‘Et in Spiritum Sanctum’ which was delivered with enormous lyricism and tonal beauty[…] Overall, this was music making of the highest order[…]”
 
Seen and Heard International, JS Bach, B-minor Mass, Les Arts Florissants, BBC PROMS, September 2016
“Of the four excellent soloists, only countertenor Tim Mead really had the measure of the space, his Agnus Dei was a still point of tremendous beauty, one only baritone Andre Morsch came close to matching in his Et In Spiritum Sanctum[…]”
 
The Arts Desk, JS Bach, B-minor Mass, Les Arts Florissants, BBC PROMS, September 2016
"The litmus test of a good B-minor is the bass-and-horn combination in Quoniam, and André Morsch’s rich timbre combined with Anneke Scott’s effortless understanding of the need for a little scent of the hunt, gave it a resounding pass."
 
www.musicomh.com, JS Bach, B-minor Mass, Les Arts Florissants, BBC PROMS, September 2016

André Morsch

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André Morsch

Photo Credit: Marco Borggreve

André Morsch

Photo Credit: Marco Borggreve

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