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 will embody 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 will 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 will assume the role of Orpheus. The work will be premiered in March 2022 in a production by Pierre Audi and under the musical direction of Eric Nielsen.

In November 2021, Andrè Schuen will sing the title role of Mendelssohn's Elijah with the Gewandhauorchester under Andris Nelsons. Immediately afterwards, a tour of the Ensemble Pygmalion under the direction of Raphael Pichon will see him perform Brahms' Deutsches Requiem in Versailles, Bordeaux, Amsterdam, Vienna and Essen. Past highlights on the concert stage include performances with the Berlin Philharmonic under Simon Rattle, the WDR Symphony Orchestra under Jukka-Pekka Saraste and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Harding.

Lied singing is particularly important to Andrè Schuen, together with his piano partner Daniel Heide. The duo is appearing regularly at the Schubertiade in Hohenems and Schwarzenberg, where they will perform all three Schubert song cycles in August 2021. In September, this will be followed by a recital tour of Schubert's Müllerin which leads them from the Rheingau Music Festival to Eppan in South Tyrol and the Tsinandali Festival in Georgia. Andrè Schuen can be heard all over the world in song centres such as London's Wigmore Hall, Teatro della Zarzuela in Madrid, Schubertiada Vilabertran, Heidelberger Frühling, or the Oxford Lieder Festival, as well as at renowned concert venues such as Munich's Prinzregententheater, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw or Vienna's Konzerthaus. In In 2017, Andrè Schuen celebrated his US debut in 2017 together with Andreas Haefliger, with recitals at the Tanglewood Festival as well as the Aspen Music Festival.

Andrè Schuen’s recordings together with Daniel Heide received rave reviews. Most recently, Schubert's Schöne Müllerin was released by Deutsche Grammophon, as part of their exclusive recording of Schubert’s three great song cycles for the "Yellow Label".

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