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Markus Marquardt
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.
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