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Markus Schwartz

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The Swedish bass-baritone Markus Schwartz will begin this season as Doctor Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Göteborg Opera. Markus has last season appeared as Alidoro in La Cenerentola and Barone Douphol in La Traviata and Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro all at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm.

The season before included Leporello in Don Giovanni and Schaunard in La Bohème, at the Royal Swedish Opera. Markus was also engaged at the Drottningholm Court Theatre where he sang Vincenzo Gonzaga, the Duke in their production of The Siblings of Mantua a new opera with a merge of music by Baroque composers and newly composed material.

Markus Schwartz studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and the University College of Opera in Stockholm. He was previously engaged in the ensemble of the Göteborg Opera, where his roles included Masetto and Leporello Papageno in Die ZauberflöteDon Magnifico in La CenerentolaColline and Schaunard in La BohèmeCapellio in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i MontecchiPing in TurandotBartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Varlaam in Boris Godunov and Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro in a new production directed by Stephen Langridge.

Markus Schwartz has previously appeared at the Royal Opera in Stockholm as Masetto in Don Giovanni and Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola. At the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki he has sung Rambaldo in La Rondine. He has sung Don Pippo in Mozart’s L’oca del Cairo and Papageno in Björneborg, Finland. Markus has sung Narbanor in Rameau’s Zoroastre under the baton of Christophe Rousset and Publio in La clemenza di Tito, both at the Drottningholm Court Theatre. He has also appeared in the role of Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro in Jyväskyle in Finland, with the Classical Opera Company in Ascoli Picena in Italy, at the Marlow Theatre in Canterbury, Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London and at the Buxton Festival. Markus Schwartz has been a guest at the summer festival at the Läckö Castle; Läckö Slottsopera, where he has sung Mustafa in Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeria and Geronio in Il turco in Italia. At Folkoperan in Stockholm he has appeared as Mefistofeles in Faust and Timur in Turandot.

In concert Markus Schwartz has appeared in works like Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and B Minor Mass, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s Stabat Mater and Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem. He has sung Mozart’s C Minor Mass with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel as well as Verdi’s Messa da Requiem in Gothenburg and Shostakovich’s Symphony No 14 in Falun, Sweden.

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