Michael Schade tenor born in Germany

Michael Schade tenor born in Germany

Hailed as one of the world’s leading tenors, German-Canadian tenor Michael Schade performs on every major opera stage and in the most prestigious concert halls of the world. His art form embraces a wide repertoire of performances in opera, recital, concert, and recording.

Michael Schade tenor born in Germany

He continues his close collaboration with the Vienna State Opera in the 2014/15 season returning for a new production of ”Idomeneo” under Christoph Eschenbach and Kasper Holten. At the Vienna State Opera, Michael Schade has performed all of the leading Mozart and Strauss roles. His subtle, yet powerful interpretation of Dvořák’s ”Rusalka”, Mozart’s ”La clemenza di Tito” and in Strauss’ ”Capriccio” with Renée Fleming won him critical acclaim and high praise from audiences.

He frequently performs at the Metropolitan Opera, the Munich Opera and the Canadian Opera Company, where he debuted his highly acclaimed Eisenstein in ”Die Fledermaus” last season, at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Liceu Barcelona, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the Opéra Bastille in Paris. In November 2013 Michael Schade has been invited back by Simone Young to debut ”Peter Grimes” at the Hamburg State Opera where his award winning Aschenbach in ”Death in Venice” was their most recent collaboration.

The unanimous critical acclaim for these role debuts, which includes his first Florestan in Beethoven’s ”Fidelio” at the Theater an der Wien under Nikolaus Harnoncourt, have paved the way for more dramatic parts to be added to his already impressive repertoire. Further highlights include Berg’s ”Lulu” with Fabio Luisi at the Metropolitan Opera, and ”Idomeneo” with the Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam and a new production of ”Don Giovanni” for which he will return to the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto.

As one of the favorite artists of the Salzburg Festival for almost two decades, Michael Schade has appeared in new stagings of Mozart’s ”La clemenza di Tito”, Purcell’s ”King Arthur”, Mozart’s ”Die Zauberflöte”, Haydn’s ”Armida”, Cherubini’s ”Medée” and von Winter’s ”Das Labyrinth”. Recent highlights in Salzburg include Haydn’s ”Creation” and ”Seasons” under the baton of Harnoncourt and Schubert’s ”Die schöne Müllerin” with Rudolf Buchbinder.

In 2008 he initiated and was appointed the Creative Director of the Salzburg Festival’s Young Singers Project, where his public master classes are an audience favorite. In summer 2014, he presented himself in the title role of Schubert’s ”Fierrabras” with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under Ingo Metzmacher, directed by Peter Stein.

In addition to his opera career, Michael Schade has earned a reputation as a stellar concert and recital soloist, his immense repertoire ranges from Bach’s Cantatas and Passions to Mahler’s ”Lied von der Erde”.  He is frequently invited to perform with the leading orchestras and their renowned conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Ivor Bolton, Pierre Boulez, Semyon Bychkov, Riccardo Chailly, Christoph von Dohnányi, Valery Gergiev, Daniel Harding, Mariss Jansons, Philippe Jordan, James Levine, Fabio Luisi, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Kent Nagano, Peter Oundjan, Sir Simon Rattle, Helmuth Rilling, Christian Thielemann, Robin Ticciati, Franz Welser-Möst, and Simone Young. Furthermore, his musical activities are strongly influenced by his frequent collaboration with Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

His 2013/14 season included Berlioz’ ”Damnation de Faust” with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra under Kent Nagano, Mahler’s ”Das Lied von der Erde” with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Harding, Mendelssohn’s ”Walpurgisnacht” with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra under Pablo Heras-Casado, Beethoven’s ”Missa solemnis” with Sir Roger Norrington at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Bach’s ”St. Matthew Passion” and Haydn’s ”Seasons” under Nikolaus Harnoncourt at Vienna’s Musikverein and in Melk.

The current season leads Mr. Schade to Vienna’s Musikverein for Haydn’s ”Creation” with Nicolaus Harnoncourt, to the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam for Bach’s ”St. John Passion”, to Luxembourg and Seoul for Beethoven’s ”Ninth Symphony” with Iván Fischer and for the same work under Paavo Järvi in Paris and finally to the Gewandhaus in Leipzig where he will perform Mendelssohn’s ”Lobgesang” and Rossini’s ”Stabat Mater” under the baton of Riccardo Chailly.

Michael Schade’s undisputed accomplishments and charm as a recitalist have inspired audiences at every major venue, including the Musikverein, Konzerthaus and State Opera in Vienna, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, New York’s Alice Tully and Carnegie Halls, London’s Wigmore Hall, Verbier Festival, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Grafenegg Festival, and La Scala in Milan. His schedule for the current season includes recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Salzburg’s Mozartwoche and the Konzerthaus in Vienna.

A prolific recording artist, Michael Schade has performed in Bach’s ”St. Matthew Passion” with Harnoncourt which was awarded a Grammy for the best choral work. In a close artistic relationship with Maestro Harnoncourt, he has also recorded Handel’s ”Messiah”, Verdi’s ”Requiem”, Haydn’s ”Orlando Paladino”, Mozart’s ”Zaide” and ”La clemenza di Tito”. Other notable recordings include Mahler’s ”Lied von der Erde” with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Pierre Boulez, Mozart’s ”Requiem” with the Berlin Philharmonic under Claudio Abbado, and Grammy nominated ”Daphne” with Renée Fleming under Semyon Bychkov, including live recordings of the Mozart Gala at Salzburg Festival.

His list of awards includes three Junos for CBC Records’ ”Die schöne Müllerin” with Malcolm Martineau, Soirée Française and Mozart: Arie e Duetti. Recently he was featured in live recordings of ”Die schöne Müllerin” with Rudolf Buchbinder at Grafenegg and DVDs of ”Arabella” (Vienna State Opera), ”Das Labyrinth” (Salzburg Festival) and of the ”Summer Night Concert” of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Schönbrunn) in 2013 under the baton of Lorin Maazel.

In 2007, the Republic of Austria appointed Michael Schade to Kammersänger for his exceptional cultural merits. Mr. Schade was artist-in-residence at the Musikverein in Vienna, featuring his own subscription series in the 2009/10 season. He is the Artistic Director of the Hapag Lloyd Stella Maris International Vocal Competition and, together with Dee McKee, initiator of the Red Ribbon Celebration Concert, a fundraising initiative for the Clinton Health Access Initiative. The Internationale Barocktage Stift Melk has appointed Mr. Schade its Artistic Director through 2019.

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Metropolitan Opera

[Met Performance] CID:314660
Fidelio {200}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/4/1993
Debut: Michael Schade
[Met Performance] CID:314690
Fidelio {201}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/7/1993
[Met Performance] CID:314720
Fidelio {202}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/10/1993
[Met Performance] CID:314770
Fidelio {203}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/15/1993
[Met Performance] CID:314800 Opera News
Fidelio {204}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/18/1993
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:331258
Die Fledermaus {189}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/24/1998
Debut: Bo Skovhus, Patrick Summers, Richard Holmes
[Met Performance] CID:331267
Die Fledermaus {190}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/28/1998
[Met Performance] CID:331276
Die Fledermaus {191}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/31/1998
[Met Performance] CID:331282
Die Fledermaus {192}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/2/1999
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:331315
Die Fledermaus {195}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/14/1999
[Met Performance] CID:332504
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {502}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/13/2000
Debut: Egils Silins
[Met Performance] CID:332516
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {503}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/17/2000
[Met Performance] CID:332525
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {504}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/20/2000
[Met Performance] CID:332534
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {505}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/23/2000
[Met Performance] CID:332573
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {508}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/4/2000
[Met Performance] CID:332582
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {509}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/7/2000
[Met Performance] CID:332597
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {510}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/12/2000
[Met Performance] CID:333132
Die Zauberflöte {333}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/6/2000
Debuts: Angela Maria Blasi, Zachary Bernhard, Luca Mannarino, Edward Crafts, Gregory Keller, Sebastian Weigle
[Met Performance] CID:333150
Die Zauberflöte {334}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/11/2000
[Met Performance] CID:333159
Die Zauberflöte {335}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/15/2000
[Met Performance] CID:333171
Die Zauberflöte {336}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/18/2000
[Met Performance] CID:333180
Die Zauberflöte {337}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/22/2000
[Met Performance] CID:333192
Die Zauberflöte {338}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/27/2000
Debut: Esther Heideman
[Met Performance] CID:333495
Die Zauberflöte {339}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/6/2001
Debuts: Svetlana Serdar, Raymond Aparentado
[Met Performance] CID:333507
Die Zauberflöte {340}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/10/2001
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:333522
Die Zauberflöte {341}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/14/2001
[Met Performance] CID:333534
Die Zauberflöte {342}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/17/2001
[Met Performance] CID:350447 
Don Giovanni {463}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/27/2002
Review
[Met Performance] CID:350591
Don Giovanni {464}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/01/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350450
Don Giovanni {465}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/04/2003
First Appearance: Raul Hernandez
[Met Performance] CID:350493
Don Giovanni {466}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/09/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350457
Don Giovanni {467}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/15/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350463
Don Giovanni {468}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/18/2003
Debut: Nicole Heaston
[Met Performance] CID:351864
Die Zauberflöte {376}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/21/2007
Debut: Amanda Pabyan
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351871
Die Zauberflöte {377}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/24/2007
[Met Performance] CID:351883
Die Zauberflöte {378}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/02/2007
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351899
Die Zauberflöte {379}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/08/2007
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:352738 
New Production
Thaïs {64}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/08/2008
Debuts: Alain Vernhes, Ginger Costa-Jackson, Zahra Hashemian, Sara Jo Slate
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:352744
Thaïs {65}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/11/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352756
Thaïs {66}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/17/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352766 
Thaïs {67}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/20/2008
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:352775
Thaïs {68}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/23/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352781
Thaïs {69}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/27/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352784
Thaïs {70}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/30/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352797
Thaïs {71}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/02/2009
[Met Performance] CID:352800
Thaïs {72}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/05/2009
[Met Performance] CID:356792
Thaïs {73}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/08/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352809
Thaïs {73}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/08/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353539 
Lulu {34}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/08/2010
Debut: Joshua Benaim, Angela Mannino, Tom Mulvaney, Frank Colardo
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353547
Lulu {35}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/12/2010
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:353551
Lulu {36}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/15/2010

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