German bass-baritone Markus Marquardt has in recent years established himself as a sought-after interpreter of both
the Italian repertoire and the German Helden-Fach.
An ensemble member of the Semperoper Dresden since 2000, his roles for this house have included Dr. Schön in Lulu,
Jochanaan in Salome, Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Giorgio Germont in La Traviata, Colline
in La boheme, Scarpia in Tosca, Orest in Elektra, Peter in Hansel and Gretel and the title roles in Cardillac, Macbeth
and Der Fliegende Holländer.
Elsewhere, he has performed Wotan in Die Walküre and Nabucco, both at Oper Leipzig, Holländer, the title role in
Rigoletto and Wanderer in Siegfried, all at Oper Stuttgart, the title role in Gianni Schicchi at Deutsche Oper am Rhein,
Amonasro in Aida and the title role in Hindemith’s Cardillac at Vienna State Opera, Don Fernando in Fidelio and Doktor
in Wozzeck, both at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Jochanaan in Salome at Vienna State Opera and the Teatro di San Carlo
in Naples, the Bauer in Schönberg’s Gurrelieder at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam and Count Adorno in
Schrecker’s Die Gezeichneten at the Opéra de Lyon.
In 2015/16, Mr Marquardt returns to the Vienna State Opera as Jaroslav Prus in the Makropulos Case, to Stuttgart as
Rigoletto and Jochanaan and to Leipzig and Dresden as Wotan, where he will also sing Giorgio Germont, Orest, Colline
in La boheme, Scarpia, Holländer and the title role in Mathis der Maler.
Markus Marquardt has worked with conductors such as Fabio Luisi, Franz Welser-Möst, Tomas Netopil, Cornelius
Meister, Alexander Joel, Sebastian Weigle, Markus Poschner, Ulf Schirmer, Asher Fisch, Peter Schneider, Massimo
Zanetti, Michael Boder and stage directors such as Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Stefan Herheim, Philipp Himmelmann, Peter
Mussbach, Richard Jones, Johannes Schaaf, Tatjana Gürbaca, Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito and Achim Freyer.
A native of Düsseldorf, he studied at the Musikhochschule in his home town before joining the ensemble at Oper
Stuttgart from 1996 until 2000.