André Morsch

Bass-baritone - Germany

German bass-baritone André Morsch studied with Margreet Honig at theAmsterdam Conservatory and was a member of William Christie’s Le Jardin desVoix. He received the 1st Prize and Hermann-Reutter-Prize at the prestigious'Internationaler Wettbewerb für Liedkunst' in Stuttgart and the Prix Bernac fromthe Académie Ravel. Most recent engagements include Mozart's Requiem with the BrusselsPhilharmonic, Papageno in Simon McBurney’s acclaimed production of DieZauberflöte at Theater Basel, the title role in Don Giovanni, JS Bach’s Matthäus-Passion and Haydn’s Jahreszeiten, all with the Orchestra of the 18 Century,Britten’s War Requiem with Het Gelders Orkest, Schubert’s Stabat Mater with theDutch Radio Philharmonic at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the title role inTelemann’s Miriways with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin under BernardLabadie at Laeizhalle Hamburg, Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium with Chorwerk Ruhrin Madrid and at the Essen Philharmonie, Mozart’s Messe in c-moll with the RIASKammerchor and Brahms’ Deutsches Requiem with the Orchestra of the 18thCentury and the Sinfonieorchester Basel. With the Balthasar Neumann Ensemblesand Thomas Hengelbrock he has performed Haydn's Die Schöpfung, works byMozart, Beethoven and Saint-Saëns and the world premiere of Jan MuellerWieland’s Maria at the Ruhrtriennale Festival. A former ensemble member of Oper Stuttgart, his roles for this house includedLeporello/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, Cithéron/Platée, Dr Falke/DieFledermaus, Der Graf in Boesmans' Der Reigen, Guglielmo/Cosi fan tutte, Pluto/Orphée aux enfers, Malatesta/Don Pasquale and as Fernando Ormez in the worldpremiere of Toshio Hosokawa’s Erdbeben.Träume, directed by Jossi Wieler. At De Nationale Opera Amsterdam, he has sung Pompeo/Benvenuto Cellini, DerAndré MorschBass Baritone Graf in Schreker’s Die Schatzgräber, Jake Wallace/La Fanciulla del West, TheNovice's Friend/Billy Budd, Michelotto Cibo in Schreker’s Die Gezeichneten and Thésée in Enescu’s Oedipe, conducted by Marc Albrecht. Other recent opera appearances include Plutone in Legrenzi’s La Divisione delMondo, conducted by Christophe Rousset, at the Opéra National du Rhin, KölnerPhilharmonie, in Nancy and Versailles, Papageno at Grand Théâtre de Genève,Figaro/Le Nozze di Figaro, Bach's Johannes-Passion and Guglielmo with theOrchestra 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, Fritz/Dietote Stadt at the Opéra national de Lorraine in Nancy, Boris in Shostakovich’s Moskva - Cheremushki at the Opéra de Lyon and Stephano in Martin's Der Sturm at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. In concert, he has worked with, amongst others, the Royal ConcertgebouwOrchestra, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, theBeethoven Orchester Bonn, Les Talens Lyriques, Le Poème Harmonique, Les ArtsFlorissants, Het Residentie Orkest, the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra,Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductors such as Frans Brüggen, Jaapvan Zweden, Ingo Metzmacher, James Gaffigan, Hervé Niquet, ChristopheRousset, William Christie, Vincent Dumestre, Carlo Rizzi, Ivor Bolton, KennethMontgomery, Marcus Creed, Reinbert de Leeuw, Jan Willem de Vriend, SylvainCambreling and Edo de Waart. With recital partner Julius Drake he has performed at the ConcertgebouwAmsterdam, in the Netherlands, Zurich, Stuttgart and elsewhere. His discography includes Lully’s Cadmus et Hermione (Diapason d'Or, DVD of theyear 2009/Deutsche Schallplattenkritik), Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem withthe Orchestra of the 18th Century, Bach’s Messe in h-moll with Les ArtsFlorissant and William Christie, Schreker’s Die Schatzgräber and Telemann’s Miriways with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and Bernard Labadie. Arecording of Haydn’s L’isola disabitata, also with Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin,was released by Pentatone in August 2020. Highlights in 2021/22 include his return to Theater Basel as Papageno and for astaged production of Bach’s Matthäus-Passion, a recording of Haydn’s Jahreszeiten with Concerto Köln and Marcus Creed, Handel’s Messiah with theNDR Vokalensemble and Holland Baroque at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg andMalatesta/Don Pasquale for Opéra de Dijon.

Concert list with André Morsch


January 14 – 15, 2023 - Bourgie Hall of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts


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