Tenor Maximilian Schmitt discovered his love of music at a young age with the Regensburger Domspatzen. He studied singing with Prof. Anke Eggers at the Berlin University of the Arts and is artistically coached by Roland Hermann and gained his first stage experience as a member of the Munich Opera Studio before joining the ensemble of the Mannheim National Theater for four years in 2008, where he was heard in numerous major roles. In 2012, he made his debut at the Amsterdam Opera as Tamino under Marc Albrecht. In 2016, Maximilian Schmitt made his debut as Idomeneo in another major Mozart role, this time at the Opéra du Rhin in Strasbourg. Immediately afterwards, he appeared for the first time at the Vienna State Opera as Don Ottavio. The highlight and conclusion of the 16/17 season was his debut at La Scala in Milan as Pedrillo in Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio under Zubin Mehta. In 2019, he made his role debut as Max in Weber's Freischütz at the Aalto Theater in Essen in a new production by Tatjana Gürbaca and could be heard as Obadjah/Elias in a new production by Calixto Bieito at the Theater an der Wien. 

Maximilian Schmitt is a regular guest on the major international concert stages. His broad repertoire ranges from Monteverdi and Mozart to Mendelssohn, Elgar, Mahler and Britten. Invited by conductors such as Franz Welser-Möst, Claudio Abbado, Teodor Currentzis, Daniel Harding, Jonathan Nott, Manfred Honeck, Philippe Herreweghe, Thomas Hengelbrock, Fabio Luisi, Trevor Pinnock, René Jacobs or Robin Ticciati, he has already worked, among others with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, the Symphony Orchestras of the BR and MDR, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Maximilian Schmitt is also a regular guest of the Orchestre de Paris or the Orchestre National de France. 

Highlights of the 2020/21 season, which unfortunately were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, included concerts of Dvorak's Requiem at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples and at the Vienna Musikverein, concert performances of Weber's rarely performed opera Die drei Pintos with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and a tour with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra as Max in the opera Freischütz. 

In the 2021/22 season, Maximilian Schmitt looks forward with anticipation to his debut as Erik in Der fliegende Holländer at the Graz Opera, as well as Hans Zender's Winterreise, also in Graz. He will also be heard in Vienna in Beethoven's Glorious Moment and in Dvorak's Requiem, in Amsterdam in Bach's St. John Passion, or with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra in Beethoven's Missa solemnis

Together with Gerold Huber at the piano, he has been a guest with various Lied programs at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Heidelberger Frühling, the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, the Kölner Philharmonie, the Wigmore Hall in London or the Düsseldorf Tonhalle. His discography includes his solo albums "Träumend wandle ich bei Tag", "Die schöne Müllerin" and "Wie freundlich strahlt der Tag". Maximilian Schmitt is also featured on numerous other CD releases, such as Belmonte in Mozart's Entführung aus dem Serail with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin under René Jacobs (bharmonia mundi).

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