German Bass-Baritone Hanno Mueller-Brachmann made his operatic debut in 1996 in Telemann's Orpheus under René Jacobs at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, where he was a member of the ensemble from 1998 and where he sang the great Mozart roles of Leporello, Figaro, Guglielmo and Papageno as well as his first Wotan under Barenboim. He made his debut with the Bavarian State Opera as Oreste in Elektra and returned to Munich as Papageno in the new production of Die Zauberfloete at the Munich Festival. He made his debuts at the Vienna State Opera as Guglielmo under de Billy and at San Francisco Opera as Guglielmo under Gielen and sang Leporello at the 2006 Vienna Klangbogen Festival. He is an acclaimed interpreter of the great Bach Passions, and has sung with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Masur and the Monteverdi Orchestra under Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Philharmonia Orchestra under von Dohnanyi, the Berlin Staatskapelle under Luisi, the Gewandhaus Leipzig under Chailly, Wiener Philharmoniker under Sir Charles Mackerras, Berliner Philharmoniker under Nikolaus Harnoncourt. He also devotes himself to Lied and works regularly with the pianists Burkhard Kehring, Philippe Jordan, Malcolm Martineau, András Schiff, and Daniel Barenboim. His recital engagements have included the Wigmore Hall, Wiener Konzerthaus with András Schiff, Schubertiade Festival in Schwarzenberg, the Edinburgh International Festival and the Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin. His Festival engagements have included the London Mostly Mozart Festival under Marriner; the Tanglewood Festival under Christoph von Dohnanyí and the BBC Proms, Berlin and Lucerne Festivals under Masur. His recordings include Schubert recital discs for Harmonia Mundi and Naxos Records, a Schumann recital disc for Hyperion Records, Die Zauberflöte conducted by Claudio Abbado for Deutsche Grammophon which won Gramophone’s ‘Best Opera Recording of the Year’ and Bach's St Matthew Passion conducted by Riccardo Chailly for Decca.
The season’s engagements include the War Requiem in Munich, St Matthew Passion in Stockholm and St John Passion in Vienna and Aix, in his first cooperation with Maazel, Harding and Antonini respectively; Faure’s Requiem with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra; song recitals with András Schiff at the Berlin Philharmonie, Malcom Martineau at London’s Wigmore Hall, as well as his debut with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Haydn’s Die Schöpfung under Haitink in Munich and at the Salzburg Festival.
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