Austrian tenor Martin Mitterrutzner was trained by Brigitte Fassbaender. He was introduced to the world of music and trained from a young age as a treble by Howard Arman. In 2007, still in his early twenties, he was awarded the Eberhard-Wächter Medal of the Vienna State Opera.

He had his first experience on stage aged ten as First Boy in Mozart’s Magic Flute, conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner and made his debut as Ottokar in Johann Strauss’s Zigeunerbaron in the Tiroler Landestheater under the direction of Brigitte Fassbaender in 2003.

Martin Mitterrutzner was member of Tiroler Landestheater in Innsbruck before he joined the ensemble of Frankfurt Opera in the 2011/2012 season where he could be heard in roles like Fenton in Falstaff in a stage production by Keith Warner or Don Ottavio in a new production of Don Giovanni staged by Christof Loy. This production was revived in the 2017/18, again with Martin in the role of Don Ottavio. In 2011 he guested as Tamino in Mozart’s Magic Flute at Zurich’s Opera House. After his debut as Brighella in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos under Daniel Harding at the Salzburg Festival in 2012, he gave another guest performance in summer 2013, this time as Ferrando in Sven Erich Bechtolf’s new production of Così fan tutte with Christoph Eschenbach on the rostrum. In 2016, Martin made his debut at Vienna’s Theater an der Wien in a new production of Don Giovanni. Since 2014, Martin Mitterrutzner has been a regular guest at Dresden’s Semperoper. In addition to the roles of Ferrando and Tamino, he also had a guest performance as Belmonte in Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio in 2016 and was on tour with Insula Orchestra under Laurence Equilbey in La Fura dels Baus’ staged version of Haydn’s The Creation, visiting Paris, Vienna and Ludwigsburg. In 2018, he made his debut at Bavarian State Opera in Cavalli´s La Calisto. Highlights of the previous season include a production of Handel´s Rodelinda in a staging by Claus Guth at Frankfurt Opera, Calixto Bieito´sstaged Requiem by Mozart at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and various concerts with e.g. Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Concentus Musicus, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln or Gürzenich Orchestra.

Martin Mitterrutzner will open the 2020/21 season at the Volksoper in Vienna as Tamino in Mozart's Magic Flute, a role which he will also interpret at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich shortly afterwards. Recitals with Gerold von Huber at Wigmore Hall in London and at the Schubertiade Hohenems will follow. Martin Mitterrutzner also sings in Carl Maria von Weber's rarely performed work Die drei Pintos with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra under Omer Meir Wellber. He will end the season at the Bavarian State Opera as Arbace in Mozart's Idomeneo.

The current focal point of his singing is definitely in the operatic field; however, Martin Mitterrutzner also possesses a wide musical repertoire, stretching from the works of Bach and Handel to contemporary composers such as Benjamin Britten and Sven David Sandström. He was a guest performer at concerts by the Munich Radio Orchestra under Jun Märkl, the Internationale Bachakademie with Helmuth Rilling, the MDR Choir under Howard Arman, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Choir and Symphony Orchestra, the Hessische Staatsorchester under Marc Piollet and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra under Kent Nagano as well as the Cleveland Orchestra under Franz Welser-Möst.

For Decca, Martin Mitterutzner recorded Fulvio in Da Vinci’s Catone in Utica, a recording that has received many awards, including the ECHO Klassik Award.

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