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.

REPERTOIRE

Beer – Polnische Hochzeit – Zagorski

Beethoven – Fidelio – Fernando

Bizet – Carmen – Escamillo/Morales

Britten – Rape of Lucretia – Junius

Dallapiccola – Prigioniero – Prigioniero

Donizetti
Anna Bolena – Lord Rochefort
Maria Stuarda – Cecil

Dvorák – Rusalka – Gamekeeper

von Einem
Besuch der alten Dame – Prediger
Der Prozess

Gerster – Enoch Arden – Schultheiß

Gluck – Alceste – Grand Prêtre

Gounod
Faust – Valentin
Roméo et Juliette – Capulet

Gruber – Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald – Rittmeister/Beichtvater

Handel – Alcina – Melisso

Haydn – Orlando Paladino – Caronte

Henze
Upupa – Al Kasim
Gisela – Jan-Philipp Schluckebier

Humperdinck
Hänsel und Gretel – Peter
Königskinder – Spielmann

Leoncavallo – Pagliacci – Silvio

Lortzing – Zar und Zimmermann – Zar

Martinů – Greek Passion – Fotis

Mozart
Cosi fan tutte – Guglielmo
Nozze di Figaro – Conte Almaviva
Don Giovanni – Masetto/Don Giovanni
Zauberflöte – Papageno/Sprecher

Oliver – Mario und der Zauberer – Zauberer

Penderecki – Devil of Loudon – Mannoury

Puccini
Bohème – Marcello
Madama Butterfly – Sharpless
Manon Lescaut – Lescaut

Rossini – Cenerentola – Alidoro

Schmidt – Notre Dame – Archidiakon

Schreker – Ferner Klang – Graf, Dr. Vigelius

Smetana – Dalibor – Budivoj

Strauß – Fledermaus – Frank

Strauss
Ariadne auf Naxos – Harlekin/Musiklehrer
Capriccio – Olivier
Guntram – Herzog Robert
Schweigsame Frau – Barbier

Szymanowski – King Roger – Roger

Tchaikovsky – Eugene Onegin – Eugene Onegin

Verdi
Falstaff – Ford
Traviata- Germont

Wagner
Götterdämmerung – Gunther
Tannhäuser – Wolfram
Lohengrin – Heerrufer
Tristan and Isolde – Melot/Kurwenal

Weber – Freischütz – Otokar

Weill – Dreigroschenoper – Brown

Weinberg – Passagierin – Tadeusz

Zemlinsky
Kleider machen Leute – Böhni
Der Zwerg – Gefangener

Bach
Magnificat
Mass in b minor
Johannespassion
Matthäuspassion
Weihnachtsoratorium

Beethoven
Missa solemnis
Symphony N° 9

Berlioz – Enfance du Christ – Joseph

Brahms
Vier ernste Gesänge
Deutsches Requiem

Britten
Cantata misericordium
War Requiem

Bruckner
Te deum
Mass in f minor
Mass in d mino
Requiem

Dvorak
Stabat Mater
Biblical Songs

Händel – Messiah

Haydn
Schöpfung
Lord Nelson Mass
Paukenmesse
Theresienmesse

Mahler – Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

Martin – In terra pax

Maxwell Davies – Symphony N° 10

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Elias
Christus
Paulus

Liszt – Legend of St. Elisabeth

Mozart
Requiem
Mass in c minor
Krönungsmesse
Spatzenmesse
Orgelsolomesse
Waisenhausmesse
Arias

Purcell – Te deum

Schubert
Winterreise
Schöne Müllerin
Mass in E flat major

Schumann
Requiem for Mignon
Faust Scenes