Markus BRÜCK
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“Markus Brück is one of the most high-profile principals of the Deutsche Oper Berlin.”
This is the evaluation of the newspaper “Berliner Morgenpost” on the German baritone, who has been a member of that company since 2001 and who received in 2011 the honorary title of Kammersänger of the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

He has been very successful at the Deutsche Oper as e.g. Figaro/”Il barbiere di Siviglia”, Chorèbe/”Les Troyens”, Conte Almaviva/”Le nozze di Figaro”, Valentin/”Faust”, Posa/”Don Carlo”, Renato/”Un ballo in maschera”, Marcello/“La Bohème“, Germont/“La Traviata“, with the title role in „Rigoletto“, as Wolfram/“Tannhäuser“, Balstrode/“Peter Grimes“, Leander/”The Love for Three Oranges”, Wotan/“Das Rheingold“ (Sir Simon Rattle), Beckmesser/“Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg“, Musiklehrer/”Ariadne auf Naxos, Faninal/“Der Rosenkavalier“, Peter/”Hänsel und Gretel”, Fritz/“Die tote Stadt“, Maurice/“Marie Victoire“, Egisto/“Cassandra“ and Michonnet/„Adriana Lecouvreur“.

Markus Brück is rapidly gaining international recognition as a top interpreter of German, French and Italian roles and presents his large repertoire on all important stages.

In the season 2015/16 the artist will be seen in three role-debuts. First as Nelusco/”Vasco da Gama” (Enrique Mazzola; Vera Nemirova), followed by Amonasro/”Aida” (Andrea Battistoni; Benedikt von Peter) both at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and then as “Macbeth”/title role (Teodor Currentzis; Berrie Kosky) at the Opera Zürich, what will also mark his house-debut there. Besides Markus Brück will be the Enrico in a new production of “Lucia di Lammermoor” (Eun-Sun Kim; Eva Maria Höckmayr) at the Opera Cologne and will give several recitals among which is also Brahms “Ein deutsches Requiem” with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra in Riga under the baton of Andris Poga.

Previous guest engagements included his return to the Bregenz Festival in 2014 with Papageno/”The magic flute”, Der Kaiser/“Le Rossignol”, Der Pilot/“L’Hirondelle inattendu” and  “Der Schauspieldirektor” – the farewell performance of Bregenz Festival director David Pountney. To the latter’s inauguration the artist already sang Henrik in Nielsen’s “Maskerade” there.
Further highlights of previous seasons were his debut with the Salzburg Festival in 2011 as Einäugiger/”Die Frau ohne Schatten”, his outstanding portrayal of the title character in “Rigoletto” at the Opera Cologne, Wolfram/”Tannhäuser” in Santiago de Chile, Germont/”La Traviata” at Mauritius, his highly acclaimed US-debut at Seattle Opera in the RING cycle of Stephen Wadsworth (Asher Fisch) with Donner/”Das Rheingold” and Gunther/”Götterdämmerung”, Orest/”Elektra” at the Hamburgische Staatsoper as well as at the Opéra de Paris, Bastille, Gunther/”Götterdämmerung”, Valentin/”Faust” and Falke/”Die Fledermaus” at the Bavarian State Opera. He sang at the New National Opera in Tokyo (Falke), at the Dresden Semper Opera Wolfram, at the Theater Basel (Heerrufer/”Lohengrin”) at the Berlin Staatsoper unter den Linden Berlin (Heerrufer), at the Staatstheater Stuttgart as well as at the Nationalopera Helsinki (Conte Almaviva), at Liceu Barcelona and at La Scala di Milano (Fernando/”Fidelio”). He has also performed in the opera houses of Frankfurt, Bayreuth, Volksoper Vienna, Istanbul and Seoul. He garnered particular attention and acclaim for his portrayal of Paul Niemand in the world premier of Jörn Arnecke's “Unter Eis”at the Ruhrtriennale in Bochum.

With a strong commitment to oratorio and song, Mr. Brück is a frequent performer on the international concert platform. He sang Strawinskys “Requiem canticles” and Mahler‘s “Das klagende Lied” with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (Vladimir Jurowski).

He was the soloist in Brahms’ “Ein Deutsches Requiem” with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (Donald Runnicles) in Glasgow and Edinburgh as well as at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Zubin Mehta) and at La Palau des les Arts in Valencia (Omer Meir Wellber). He sang a gala-concert at the Konzerthaus Berlin (Ivan Fischer), sang Beethoven IX with Radio Sinfonie Orchestra Dublin as well as with the Orchestre Pilharmonique de Nice (Philippe Arlaud) and with the RSB (Marek Janowski), which has been a close relationship since years. He is a regular guest at RSB not only with concerts but also with opera repertoire (Herrufer; Gunther). He has also been featured with the Hamburg Philharmonic (“Deutsche Sinfonie”/Eisler; Sebastian Weigle), at the KlangbogenFestival Vienna and with Brittens “War Requiem” at Iceland Symhony Orchestra in Reykjavic (Vladimir Ashkenazy) as well as at the Canterbury Festival.

Future projects include his debut at the Metropolitan Opera New York with “Rosenkavalier”/Faninal, new roles like Don Alfonso/”Cosi fan tutte” and Sebastiano/”Tiefland, various concerts in Seoul (Ives Abel), among others.

The artist's discography includes: CD-recordings of Wagner's “Lohengrin”, Magret Wolf’s “Kirisk” and  Britten’s “War Requiem” as well as DVDs of Nielsen's “Maskerade” live from the Bregenz Festival, and Franchetti's “Germania” live from the Deutsche Oper.

Markus Brück studied voice at the Musikhochschule Mannheim/Heidelberg and the Musikhochschule Cologne with Prof. Dr. Alejandro Ramirez and Kammersänger Prof. Kurt Moll. After beginning his career at the Theatre of Hagen, he became a member of the ensemble in Kaiserslautern and later at the Theatre of Wiesbaden. Since the season 2013/14 he has been professor at the University of Arts in Berlin.





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