BiographyGerman bass-baritone Markus Marquardt has established himself in recent years as a sought-after interpreter of both the Italian repertoire and the German Helden-Fach.
Most recent appearances include his house debut as Amfortas/Parsifal at Opéra national de Paris, conducted by Simone Young, the titel role in Der fliegende Holländer at National Opera Sofia and Volksoper Wien, Wotan/Die Walküre at Stadttheater Klagenfurt and in concert with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski and Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra under Fabio Luisi.
An ensemble member of Semperoper Dresden, his roles for this house have included the lead role Abram in the world premiere of Torsten Rasch’s Die andere Frau, Wotan/Das Rheingold and Wanderer/Siegfried, Nekrotzar/Le Grand Macabre, Dr. Schön/Lulu, Jochanaan/Salome, Figaro/Le nozze di Figaro, Leporello/Don Giovanni, Giorgio Germont/La traviata, Colline/La bohème, Scarpia/Tosca, Alfio/Cavalleria rusticana and Tonio/I Pagliacci, Orest/Elektra, Peter/Hänsel und Gretel, Iago/Otello, Creon/Oedipus Rex, Sprecher/Die Zauberflöte, Don Pizarro/Fidelio and the title roles in Cardillac, Macbeth, Der Fliegende Holländer, Rigoletto and Mathis der Maler.
Elsewhere, Markus Marquardt has performed Don Fernando in Fidelio and Doktor in Wozzeck at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Jochanaan/Salome at Vienna State Opera, the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples and at Oper Köln, Scarpia at Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, Rigoletto, Nabucco, Amfortas/Parsifal and Jochanaan for Oper Stuttgart, Gurrelieder at De Nationale Opera in Amsterdam, Jaroslav Prus/The Makropulos Case, Amonasro/Aida and the title role in Hindemith’s Cardillac, all at Vienna State Opera, Amfortas at Opéra National du Rhin, Wotan in Die Walküre and Nabucco, both at Oper Leipzig, Holländer, Rigoletto and Wanderer in Siegfried, all at Oper Stuttgart, the title role in Gianni Schicchi at Deutsche Oper am Rhein and Count Adorno in Schrecker’s Die Gezeichneten at the Opéra de Lyon.
In the season 2022/23, he will return to Stadttheater Klagenfurt as Wanderer in a new production of Siegfried, to Volksoper Wien for staged performances of Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem and to the Semperoper for his role debut as Alberich in Das Rheingold, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung, conducted by Christian Thielemann. Next to this he will reprise the roles of Colline and Nabucco.
In concert, Markus Marquardt will perform Beethoven‘s Symphony no 9 with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra as well as with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski.
He has also worked with conductors such as Franz Welser-Möst, Jakob Hrůša, Marc Albrecht, Omer Meir Wellber, Sylvain Cambreling, Tomas Netopil, Cornelius Meister, Alexander Joel, Sebastian Weigle, Markus Poschner, Ulf Schirmer, Asher Fisch, Peter Schneider, Massimo Zanetti, Michael Boder and stage directors such as Peter Stein, Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Stefan Herheim, Philipp Himmelmann, Peter Mussbach, Richard Jones, Johannes Schaaf, Tatjana Gürbaca, Calixto Bieto, Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito and Achim Freyer.
Markus Marquardt was born in Düsseldorf and studied at the Musikhochschule in his home town.
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