Michael Schade

Celebrated as one of the leading singers of our time, tenor Michael Schade appears regularly at all of the important opera houses and concert stages of the world.

Recent opera and concert performances have taken him to the Salzburg, Grafenegg, Lucerne and Verbier Festivals, the Vienna, Hamburg and Berlin State Operas, the Metropolitan Opera and the Canadian Opera Company. In addition to his opera career, Schade devotes much of his artistry to concert and recital performances.

He appears regularly with the leading orchestras of the world, such as the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the symphony orchestras of Toronto, Montreal, and Boston, including a tour to Tokyo with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under such renowned conductors as Boulez, Harding, Harnoncourt, Jansons, Jordan, Luisi, Levine, Mehta, Muti, Rattle, Thielemann, Ticciati, Young and Welser-Möst. Song recitals have taken him to Vienna’s Musikverein, where he was Artist-in-Residence, Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, London’s Wigmore Hall, New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall as well as the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg.

Schade is a prolific recording artist, his numerous recordings and immense repertoire ranging from Bach’s Passions to Mahler’s Lied von der Erde. Among his recent recordings are Die schöne Müllerin with Rudolf Buchbinder, live from the Grafenegg Festival, and DVDs of Arabella and Das Labyrinth. The Vienna State Opera has awarded Schade with the title Österreichischer Kammersänger. Schade is Artistic Director of the Hapag-Lloyd Stella Maris Vocal Competition. The Internationale Barocktage Stift Melk (Austria) has appointed Schade its Artistic Director until 2019.

fot. Harald Hoffmann