Maximilian Schmitt

Tenor
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General Management

Tenor Maximilian Schmitt discovered his love of music at a young age with the Regensburger Domspatzen. He completed his vocal studies with Prof. Anke Eggers at the Berlin University of the Arts and is artistically coached by Roland Hermann.
Maximilian Schmitt 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. There he was able to shine in numerous important roles in his field. In 2012, he made his debut at the Amsterdam Opera as Tamino under the direction of Marc Albrecht. In 2016 Maximilian Schmitt convinced for the first time as Idomeneo in another major Mozart role at the Opéra du Rhin in Strasbourg. He then made his first appearance at the Vienna State Opera as Don Ottavio. In 2017, he made a guest appearance at La Scala in Milan, debuting as Pedrillo in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail under the baton of Zubin Mehta. In 2019, he embodied the role of Max in Weber's Der Freischütz for the first time at the Aalto Theater in Essen. This was followed in 2022 by his debut as Erik in Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer at the Graz Opera, followed by appearances in the same role at the Cologne Opera and at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris under the baton of François Xavier Roth in 2023.
Maximilian Schmitt is a regular guest on the major international concert stages. His broad repertoire ranges from Monteverdi to Bach and Mozart to Mendelssohn, Elgar, Mahler, Zender and Britten. He has been invited by renowned conductors such as Franz Welser-Möst, Claudio Abbado, Kirill Petrenko, Teodor Currentzis, Daniel Harding, Jacub Hrusa, Jonathan Nott, Manfred Honeck, Philippe Herreweghe, Thomas Hengelbrock, Fabio Luisi, Trevor Pinnock, René Jacobs and Robin Ticciati. Together with renowned ensembles such as the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, the symphony orchestras of the Bayerischer Rundfunk and the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig he has already worked. Maximilian Schmitt is also a regular guest of the Orchestre de Paris and the Orchestre National de France.
In the 2023/24 season, Maximilian Schmitt will make his role debut as Siegmund in Die Walküre with Concerto Köln under the baton of Kent Nagano, which will also be recorded on CD at the same time. Beethoven will also play a major role in this season: first he will interpret Beethoven's C - Dur Messe with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, then take on the tenor part in the 9th Symphony at the Leipzig Gewandhaus as well as at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, and finally sing the Missa Solemnis in Stockholm, Vienna (conducted by Herbert Blomstedt) and Madrid. In addition, his varied repertoire includes a St. Matthew Passion tour of Europe and Asia with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and Franz Schmidt's Buch mit 7 Siegeln at the Vienna Musikverein.
Together with pianist Gerold Huber, he has appeared with various Lied programs at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Heidelberger Frühling, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Cologne Philharmonie, Wigmore Hall in London and Düsseldorf Tonhalle. In the current season, the two will be heard in a recital in Santiago de Compostela.

Maximilian Schmitt has an extensive discography, including his solo albums Träumend wandle ich bei Tag, Die schöne Müllerin and Wie freundlich strahlt der Tag. He is also featured on numerous other CD releases, including as Belmonte in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin under the direction of René Jacobs (harmonia mundi).




13. June 2024 - 19:30

Valencia, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphonie Nr. 9 d-moll op. 125

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15. June 2024 - 19:30

Castelló de la Plana, Auditorio de Castellón

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphonie Nr. 9 d-moll op. 125

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21. June 2024 - 19:30

Madrid, Auditorio Nacional de la Musica

Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa Solemnis D-Dur op. 123

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  • Maximilian Schmitt setzt seinen schön klingenden, kraftvoll-hellen und im Kern metallenen Tenor sehr gut ein, artikuliert genau und singt mätzchenlos, aber affektvoll. Seine Arie über die Erschaffung des Menschen, des „Königs der Natur“, singt er so fließend natürlich wie es das das reine C-Dur, in dem sie gehalten ist, anzeigt [...]
    Oberbayerisches Volksblatt
    Rainer W. Janka: Die Taube girrt und die Nachtigall flötet: So begeisternd war Haydns „Schöpfung“ auf Herrenchiemsee, in: Oberbayerisches Volksblatt, 28. Juli 2023
  • "Da hat es im zweiten Aufzug eine balsamische Wirkung, wenn Maximilian Schmitt als Jäger Erik die Szene betritt und Senta seine Liebe gesteht. Schmitts geschmeidiger Gesang hat messingweichen Glanz; der höhensichere Tenor steht in der Michael-Schade-Nachfolge, hat aber in der Attacke mehr Substanz."
    DerStandard
    DerStandard, "Oper Graz: Richard Wagners "Der fliegende Holländer", Stefan Ender, 25.04.2022
  • "Stimme aus Gold: Doch zurück zum Mittwochabend in den großen Konzerthaussaal, in dem ein exzellentes Solistenquartett für kurze Zeit die Welt und ihr erschreckendes Getriebe vergessen machte. So etwa Maximilian Schmitt, der wahrscheinlich wundervollste Tenor der Welt, mit seiner Stimme aus Gold."
    DerStandard
    DerStandard, "Tone für die Toten im Wiener Konzerthaus", Stefan Ender, 24.02.2022
  • "Maximilian Schmitt macht aus der Figur einen echten Liebhaber, der seine Sorge um Sentas Überleben in einer drängenden, fokussierten Weise singt wie ein Heldentenor […]"



Verena Vetter KSG

Verena Vetter

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