Regarded as “one of the most noble baritone voices of our time” (Der neue Merker, 2012), German baritone Markus Brück is rapidly gaining recognition as a top interpreter of German and Italian repertoire.
In summer 2014 Markus Brück returned to the Bregenz Festival with Papageno, Der Kaiser (Le Rossignol), Der Pilot (L’Hirondelle inattendu), and for Der Schauspieldirektor – the farewell performance of Bregenz Festival director David Pountney. The season 2014/15 also included his role debut as Peter (Hänsel und Gretel) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as well as Musiklehrer (Ariadne auf Naxos) in a concert version at the Philharmonie Berlin and will present him as Valentin in a new production of Faust also at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Upcoming projects include e. g. Nelusco (L’Africaine), and Radames – both role debuts in new productions at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and his debut at the Meteropolitan Opera as Faninal (Der Rosenkavalier). Further new roles for him are Macbeth, Don Alfonso, Sebastiano (Tiefland), just to name a few.
Highlights of previous seasons included e. g. Balstrode (Peter Grimes), Leander (The Love for Three Oranges), and his highly acclaimed US-debut in the Ring cycle (Donner and Gunther) at the Seattle Opera.
The artist’s large repertoire includes Posa, Papageno, Fritz, Ottokar, Faninal, Ford, Malatesta, Silvio, Enrico, Renato, Albert, Jelezki, and Beckmesser.
With a strong commitment to oratorio and song, Markus Brück is a frequent performer on the international concert platform. Most recently he sang Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Donald Runnicles, and in May 2011 with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino under the baton of Zubin Mehta. He has also been featured with the Berlin Philharmonic, the RSO Berlin, and the Hamburg Philharmonic, among others.
The artist’s discography includes CD recordings of Lohengrin, Magret Wolf’s Kirisk and Britten’s War Requiem as well as DVDs of Nielsen’s Maskerade live from the Bregenz Festival.
Markus Brück studied voice at the Musikhochschule Cologne with Alejandro Ramirez and Kammersänger Kurt Moll. After beginning his career in Hagen, Kaiserslautern and Wiesbaden he has been a member of the soloist ensemble at the Deutsche Oper Berlin since 2001 and in February 2011 he received the honorary title of Kammersänger there. Since the season 2013/14 he has been professor at the University of Arts in Berlin.