BiographyInternationally renowned, Alejandro Marco-Buhrmester has established himself as one of the most distinguished Bass-Baritones of his generation. Following his debut at the Bayreuther Festspiele as Konrad Nachtigall/Die Meistersinger in 2001, he was regularly re-invited to perform in roles such as Fritz Kothner/Die Meistersinger and Amfortas/Parsifal under P. Boulez. In the summer of 2006, he was praised for his debut as Gunter/Götterdämmerung in the new production of Ring des Nibelungen conducted by C. Thielemann.
In addition to his engagements as a Wagner Baritone, he dedicates a good amount of his time to the Italian and French repertoire as well. In recent seasons, he has performed Germont/La Traviata, Barbiere/Barbiere di Siviglia, Conte di Luna/Il Trovatore, as well as Posa/Don Carlo and Nabucco/Nabucco. Marco-Buhrmester is also established in the contemporary repertoire and has sung the title role in the world premiere of Reinhard Febel’s Sekunden und Jahre des Casper Hauser at the Dortmund Theatre as well as the title role in Jakob Lenz by Wolfgang Rhim at the Internationale Musikfesttage in Lucerne.
Further engagements led him to all opera houses of Berlin, as well as the theatres in Madrid, Barcelona, Genoa, Riga, Bonn, Essen, Dortmund, Mannheim, Saarbrücken, Wiesbaden, and the
Canadian Opera Company, Toronto, where he performed as Miller/Luisa Miller and as Germont/La Traviata in 2007.
He has worked with renowned conductors like Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Paolo Carignani, Valery Gergiev, Eliahu Inbal, Fabio Luisi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Christian Thielemann, and Simone Young.
In addition to his flourishing operatic career, Marco-Buhrmester is also in great demand as a concert singer. He sang Bach’s oratorios as well as Zemlinsky’s Lyrische Sinfonie, Beethoven’s 9th, and Mahler’s 8th Symphony. He was invited to the festivals in Bergen and Lucerne and went on tour with Mendelssohn’s Elijah alongside the Windsbacher Knabenchor, the SWR Sinfonieorchester, and Deutsches-Sinfonie Orchester Berlin and was celebrated in New Years concerts under Markus Poschner.
Most recently, he sang Haydn’s Die Schöpfung with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Pisa and Christus am Ölberge with the Bamberg Symphonic.
Recent opera engagements included roles at the Opéra de Paris and the Deutsche Oper Berlin, at the Ruhrtriennale as Kurwenal/Tristan und Isolde, as Gunter/Götterdämmerung in Tokyo, Cologne, at the Festival in Bayreuth under Kirill Petrenko as well as at the Bayerische Staatsoper, as Orest/Elektra at the opera in Rome, as Germont/La Traviata in Wiesbaden, and as Rigoletto at the Komische Oper Berlin. Further, he debuted as Klingsor/Parsifal at the Opéra de Lyon, directly followed by the role of Amfortas of the same opera at De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam, where he also sang Gunter in Götterdämmerung as part of the Ring cycle under the baton of Hartmut Haenchen, directed by Pierre Audi.
Highlights of the season 2016/17 include Peter/Hansel und Gretel at the Opera Frankfurt, King Overall in Ullmann's Der Kaiser von Atlantis at Teatro Real Madrid, Forza del Destino in Tampere, Kurwenal at the Opéra de Lyon, a Japan tour with the Semper Opera Dresden as Donner/Rheingold, as well as concerts; including Haydn's The Creation with tge Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Pisa and „Christus am Ölberge“ with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra.
In the current season, Alejandro Marco-Buhrmester makes his debut as Kaspar/Der Freischütz at Theater Augsburg and can also be heard as Gunther/Götterdämmerung with Alexander Vedernikov conducting Odense Symfoniorkester, as well as Escamillo/Carmen at Komische Oper Berlin.
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|Bach, J.S.||Christmas Oratorio|
|Beethoven||Christus am Ölberge|
|Symphony no. 9|
|Brahms||Ein deutsches Requiem|
|Symphony no. 8|
|Mendelssohn||Die erste Walpurgisnacht|
|Bizet||Les pêcheurs de perles||Zurga|
|Debussy||Pelléas et Mélisande||Golaud|
|Febel||Sekunden und Jahre des Caspar Hauser||Caspar|
|Humperdinck||Hansel and Gretel||Peter|
|Janácek||The Cunning Little Vixen||Forester|
|Klebe||Die Fastnachtsbeichte||Clemens Bäumler|
|Messiaen||Saint François d'Assise||Saint François|
|Mozart||Così fan tutte||Guglielmo|
|Don Giovanni||Don Giovanni|
|Le nozze di Figaro||Conte Almaviva|
|Offenbach||Les contes d'Hoffmann||Villains|
|Palomar||La Cabeza del Bautista||El Jándalo|
|Prokofiev||The Love for Three Oranges||Leander|
|Ravel||L'enfant et les sortilèges||Le Chat|
|Rihm||Jakob Lenz||Jakob Lenz|
|Rimsky-Korsakov||The Tale of Tsar Saltan||3rd shipman|
|Rossini||Il barbiere di Siviglia||Figaro|
|Schönberg||Moses und Aron||Mann|
|Strauss, J.||Die Fledermaus||Doktor Falke|
|Strauss, R.||Ariadne auf Naxos||Harlekin|
|Die Liebe der Danae||Jupiter|
|Tchaikovsky||Eugene Onegin||Eugene Onegin|
|The Queen of Spades||Prince Yeletsky|
|Ullmann||Der Kaiser von Atlantis||Kaiser Overall|
|I vespri siciliani||Guy de Montfort|
|La forza del destino||Don Carlo di Vagas|
|Die Meistersinger v. Nürnberg||Fritz Kothner|
|Tannhäuser||Wolfram von Eschenbach|
|Tristan und Isolde||Kurwenal|
|Weber||Abu Hassan||Abu Hassan|
Worried about Tristan and GildaThis year’s Festival mémoires at the Opéra de Lyon dedicates itself to three milestones in opera production and lets them come to life again. One of them is the Heiner Müller production Tristan und Isolde from 1983, in which Alejandro Marco-Buhrmester will take on the role of Kurwenal for a total of six performances (March 18th/21st/25th/28th + April 2nd/5th). Conductor is Hartmut Haenchen.
In addition, the opera audience of Wuppertal may start looking forward to June, where Marco-Buhrmester will be on stage in the title role of Verdi’s Rigoletto. Performances: June 9th/22nd/24th.
Photo: Monika Rittershaus
Photo: Monika Rittershaus
Photo: Monika Rittershaus
Mendelssohn-Barholdy: Elias, op. 70
Es ist genug
Audio ExcerptWagner: Parsifal
"... wehvolles Erbe"
Operngala / Apollo Theater Siegen / 20.11.17 / wp.de
"so stellt man sich einen Heldenbariton vor"
Götterdämmerung / Bayerische Staatsoper München / 20.03.15 / bachtrack.com
"klang und sah absolut selbstsicher aus "
La traviata / Staatstheater Wiesbaden / 09.03.15 / nzz.ch
"das helle Timbre dieses vorzüglich geführten Baritons"
Die Liebe der Danae / Oper Frankfurt / 20.06.14 / markronan.com
"Jupiter was strongly sung"