Baritone Andrè Schuen hails from La Val in Ladin (South Tyrol, Italy), where he grew up speaking three languages - Ladin, Italian and German, a versatility that is reflected in his current vocal repertoire. After many years of playing the cello as his main instrument, he decided to study singing at the University Mozarteum Salzburg with Prof. Horiana Branisteanu, as well as Lied and Oratorio with Prof. Wolfgang Holzmair. After his studies Andrè Schuen was an ensemble member of the Graz Opera.

In the course of the festival summer 2021, Andrè Schuen embodied two major Mozart roles: the title role in Nozze di Figaro (director: Lotte de Beer / conductor: Thomas Hengelbrock) at the Festival Aix-en-Provence Festival and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte (director: Christof Loy / conductor: Joana Mallwitz) at the Salzburg Festival. Both these roles, as well as the title role of Don Giovanni, he had already performed  earlier at  Theater an der Wien in Nikolaus Harnoncourt's celebrated Da Ponte cycle. As Guglielmo, he also made his debut at the Bavarian State Opera last season. In the 2021/22 season, he will return to the Vienna State Opera for the title role in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (musical director: Tomáš Hanus / production: Dmitri Tscherniakov), Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro,and Olivier in Capriccio by Richard Strauss. Further guest appearances take him to the Bavarian State Opera (Belcore/Elisir d'amore) and to the Teatro Real in Madrid (Conte/Nozze di Figaro). In Manfred Trojahn's new opera Euridice - Die Liebenden, blind, Andrè Schuen assumes the role of Orpheus. The work is premiered in March 2022 in a production by Pierre Audi and under the musical direction of Eric Nielsen.

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