Markus Eiche(Baritone)

The international acclaimed bariton Markus Eiche had “residential contracts” with the Vienna State Opera and the Bavarian State Opera, Munich for many years. Here he sang the important roles of his repertoire: Faninal in “Der Rosenkavalier”, Kurwenal in “Tristan und Isolde”, Besenbinder in ”Hänsel und Gretel”, Musiklehrer in ”Ariadne auf Naxos”, Olivier and Graf in “Capriccio”, the titlerole in “Eugen Onegin”, Jeletzki in “Pique Dame”, Fritz and Frank in “Die Tote Stadt”, Sharpless in "Madama Butterfly”,

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Gunther in ”Götterdämmerung”, Donner in "Rheingold”, Valentin in “Faust”, Conte Almaviva in "Le Nozze di Figaro”, Guglielmo in " Così fan tutte”, Marcello in "La Boheme”, Belcore in “L’Elisir d’Amore”, Albert in “Werther”, Lescaut in “Manon”, Falke in “Die Fledermaus”, Sprecher in “Die Zauberflote” and Beckmesser in “Die Meistersinger”.
At the Bayreuth Festival 2019 the artist sang the role of Wolfram in the new production of “Tannhäuser” (MD Valery Gergiev / SD Tobias Kratzer). In December 2019 the artist will have his debut as Faninal in “Der Rosenkavalier” at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. At the Spring Festival in Tokyo, he will sing Kurwenal in “Tristan und Isolde” and at the Bavarian State Opera Luther in Krenek’s “Karl V” and Musiklehrer in “Ariadne auf Naxos”; Britten’s "Death in Vennice” he will sing at the Stuttgart Opera and the Count in "Capriccio” at the Opernhaus Zurich. Beethoven “9th Symphony” with the NDR Hannover, the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra and the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, “Magnificat” with the Gaechinger Cantorey at the Stuttgart Music Festival, Brahms’s “Requiem” with the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra and a recital with Brahms “Die Schone Magellone” at the Spring Festival in Tokyo.
In 18/19 the artist made his debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London, as Donner in “Rheingold”; Outstanding success the artist had with the Count Andrea Vitelozzo Tamare in “Die Gezeichneten” in a concert performance with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Wolfram in “Tannhäuser” he sang at the Budapest Wagner Festival and with the Opera Leipzig in Hongkong. At the Bavarian State Opera he had been heard as Donner in "Das Rheingold” and Gunther in ”Götterdämmerung” as well as Beckmesser in “Die Meistersinger”. At the Vienna State Opera and the Dresden Semperoper he sang Faninal in “Rosenkavalier”. With the Frankfurt Radio (HR) he recorded “Der Freischutz” and with the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra Mahler’s “Symphony No.8”.
Markus Eiche has been invited to the Teatro alla Scala Milano, the Biennale,
Munich, the Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, the Komische Oper Berlin, the
Deutsche Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, and the Semperoper Dresden and the Staatsoper Stuttgart. With the Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona he enjoyed a long collaboration singing Conte Almaviva in “Le Nozze di Figaro”, Jeletzki in “Pique Dame”, Ned Keene in “Peter Grimes”, Fritz and Frank in “Die Tote Stadt”, a scenic version of Schubert's “Winterreise”, Wolfram in “Tannhäuser” (available on DVD) and Orest in “Iphigenie en Aulide”.
Furthermore, Markus Eiche appeared at the Salzburg Festival singing a.o. in Busoni’s “Doktor Faustus”, “Don Carlo”, "Tristan und Isolde”, "Ariadne auf Naxos”, “Die Zauberflote”, “Les Contes d’ Hoffmann”, “Roemo et Juliette “and “Die Gezeichneten”. From 2007 to 2011 he sang Kothner in “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” at the Bayreuth Festival. In 2011 the artist had been invited to the Garmisch Strauss Festival to sing “Robert Storch” in Strauss’ “Intermezzo”. Important projects during the recent years: The titlerole of “Cardillac” and Kunrad in Richard Strauss’ “Feuersnot” at the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Munich (role debut – with CD production). Bluebeard in "Bluebeard’S Castile” with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. Fritz and Frank in “Die Tote Stadt” at the Finnish National Opera, Helsinki. Wolfram in “Tannhäuser” (with DVD Produktion), Donner in “Rheingold” and Gunther in "Götterdämmerung" at the Bayreuth Festival 2016 and 2017. Lescaut in a new production of Puccini’s "Manon Lescaut” at the Bavarian State Opera with Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann and at the Munich Opera Festival the role of Golaud in a new production of “Pellias et Melisande”.
Conductors he worked with include a.o. Kent Nagano, Ivor Bolton, Bertrand de Billy, Kirill Petrenko, Zoltan Pesko, Gustav Kuhn, Ingo Metzmacher, Harry Bicket, Christophe Rousset, Stefan Asbury, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Helmuth Rilling, Marin Alsop, Sebastian Weigle, Adam Fischer, Alan Gilbert, Ulf Schirmer, Riccardo Muti, Chrisoph Eschenbach, Marco Armiliato, Enrico Dovico, Alfred Eschwe, Christian Thielemann and Seiji Ozawa.
Markus Eiche’s versatility is shown in his broad concert repertoire which includes a big variety of styles and epochs: Orff’s "Carmina Burana”, Brahm’s "Requiem”, Britten’s "War Requiem”, Bach's “St. Matthew's Passion”, “Christmas Oratorio”, "B-minor Bass”, “St.John’s Passion” and "Cantatas”, Handel’s “Messiah”, Beethoven’s “9th Symphony”, Mahler's “Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen”, “Lied von der Erde", ”Kindertotenlieder", Mendelssohn's ”Eliyah" and “Paulus” as well as works by Richard Strauss, Aribert Reimann, Luigi Dallapiccola, Judith Weir and Wolfgang Rihm.
Markus Eiche enjoys a very close collaboration with Helmuth Rilling. He has been invited to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Les Talens Lyrique, Paris, to Valencia, to the the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Munich, and the Munich Bach Choir, etc. Recordings for Naxos: Schubert Lieder and Orff’s Carmina burana.
Markus Eiche studied at the Music Academies of Stuttgart and Karlsruhe. He has won several scholarships and has been prize winner of the International Singing Competition „Francesco Vinas” in Barcelona.
From 2001 to 2007, Markus Eiche was a member of the National Theatre Mannheim and from 2007 to 2011 of the Vienna State Opera. He is professor at the Freiburg Music Academy.


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall

Tokyo-HARUSAI Lieder Series vol.28
Markus Eiche(Baritone)& Christoph Berner(Piano)

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