Markus Butter | Baritone
The current season marks Markus Butter’s return to National Theatre Prague for the revival of Zemlinsky’s Kleider machen Leute as Melchior Böhni that what premiered the season before. After his appearance in Brahms’ Deutsches Requiem with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Andrey Boreyko in June 2023, Markus continues to perform this ouvre in 23/24 with Brno Philharmonic Orchestra as well as for the Hallé Concerts Society in Manchester. Further highlights this season include Les Contes d’Hoffmann, the male title-role in Lange’s Krieg. Stell dir vor, er wäre hier and the new production of Lully’s Le Bourgeois gentilhomme at Opera Graz, where he has been member since 2015/16.
During the past seasons the artist celebrated his return to the Deutsche Oper am Rhein for Roméo et Juliette and Cenerentola, gave his very successful debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Gunther in Götterdämmerung and appeared at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg in a semi-staged concert performance of Die Fledermaus.
The Royal Danish Opera Copenhagen engaged him for a new production of Krzysztof Penderecki’s Devils of Loudon, directed by Keith Warner. He made his opera debut at the Salzburg Festival as Ottokar in Weber’s Freischütz under Markus Stenz. He also performed in Orlando Paladino at the Theater an der Wien under Nikolaus Harnoncourt
In the previous seasons, Markus Butter has gathered an outstanding reputation as a concert performer. Highlights include his concert debut at the Teatro alla Scala and the world premiere of Maxwell Davies’ Symphony N°10 with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano, his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic under Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Staatskapelle Dresden under Daniel Harding, Orchestre de Paris under Paavo Järvi, WDR Symphony Orchestra under Semyon Bychkov, Bach Academy Stuttgart under Helmuth Rilling and the Vienna Musikverein under Fabio Luisi.
He performed concerts with the Münchner Philharmoniker, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande Geneve or Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia di Roma and worked with famous conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Bertrand de Billy, Kirill Petrenko, Bruno Bartoletti, Stefan Soltesz and Wolfgang Sawallisch.