Biography

Internationally 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 von Nürnberg in 2001, he was regularly re-invited to perform in roles such as Fritz Kothner/Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg 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 Der 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/Il barbiere di Siviglia, Conte di Luna/Il trovatore, as well as Posa/Don Carlo, Nabucco/Nabucco and the villains of Les Contes d’Hoffmann. In 2007, he made his debut as Miller/Luisa Miller and as Germont/La traviata in Toronto.

Further engagements led him, among others, to the Theaters in Madrid, Barcelona, Genua, Riga, Bonn, Essen, Dortmund, Mannheim, Saarbrücken and Wiesbaden. He guested as Kurwenal/Tristan und Isolde at the Opéra national de Paris, Deutsche Oper Berlin and Ruhrtriennale, as Gunter/Götterdämmerung in Amsterdam under the baton of Hartmut Haenchen, Tokyo, Cologne, at the Bayreuth Festival under Kirill Petrenko and at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Klingsor/Parsifal at Opéra de Lyon, Orest/Elektra at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Germont/La traviata in Wiesbaden as well as Rigoletto/Rigoletto at Komische Oper Berlin.

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 Symphony No 9 and Mahler’s Symphony No 8. 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 The Creation with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Pisa and Christus am Ölberge with the Bamberg Symphonic.

Alejandro Marco-Buhrmester has worked with renowned conductors such as wie Daniel Barenboim, Christian Thielemann, Valery Gergiev, Kirill Petrenko, Semion Bychkov, Paolo Carignani, Eliahu Inbal, Fabio Luisi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Stefan Soltesz and Pierre Boulez.
 
Highlights of the recent past include Peter/Hansel and Gretel at Oper Frankfurt, Escamillo/Carmen at Komische Oper Berlin, König Overall in Ullmann‘s Der Kaiser von Atlantis at Teatro Real Madrid, Kaspar/Der Freischütz at Staatstheater Augsburg, La Forza del Destino in Tampere, Kurwenal at Opéra de Lyon, a tour of Japan with the Semperoper Dresden as Donner/Das Rheingold as well as Haydn’s The Creation with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Pisa and Christus am Ölberge with the Bamberger Symphoniker.

Engagements of the 2018/19 season include Wladislaw in the new production of Smetana‘s Dalibor and the title role of David T. Little’s JFK, each at Staatstheater Augsburg, Peter/Hansel and Gretel at Oper Frankfurt as well as Gunther/Götterdämmerung in Seoul.

Management

General Management

Artist Manager
 
 
 
 
Boris Orlob
Managing Director
boris@orlob.net 
Mobil: +49-172-8 51 55 14
 
 
 
 
Natascha van Randenborgh
Associate Director
natascha@orlob.net 
Mobil: +49-173-7 76 88 20

Repertoire

Repertoire Concert

Bach, J.S. Christmas Oratorio
  Passions
Beethoven Christus am Ölberge
  Symphony no. 9
Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem
Dvorak Requiem
  Stabat Mater
Haydn The Creation
Liszt Sonnenhymnus
Mahler Orchesterlieder
  Symphony no. 8
Mendelssohn Die erste Walpurgisnacht
  Elijah
Mozart Requiem
Zemlinsky Lyrische Sinfonie
 

Repertoire Opera

Bizet Les pêcheurs de perles Zurga
Debussy Pelléas et Mélisande Golaud
    Pelleas
Febel Sekunden und Jahre des Caspar Hauser Caspar
Grünauer Die Mutter Pawel
Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel Peter
Ibert Angélique Charlot
Janácek The Cunning Little Vixen Forester
Klebe Die Fastnachtsbeichte Clemens Bäumler
Menotti Telefon Ben
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
Puccini La Bohème Marcello
  Madama Butterfly Sharpless
Ravel L'enfant et les sortilèges Le Chat
    L'Horloge
Rihm Jakob Lenz Jakob Lenz
Rimsky-Korsakov The Tale of Tsar Saltan 3rd shipman
Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia Figaro
  La Cenerentola Dandini
Schönberg Moses und Aron Mann
Strauss, J. Die Fledermaus Doktor Falke
Strauss, R. Ariadne auf Naxos Harlekin
  Capriccio The Count
  Die Liebe der Danae Jupiter
  Elektra Orest
Stravinsky The Nightingale Emperor
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin Eugene Onegin
  The Queen of Spades Prince Yeletsky
Ullmann Der Kaiser von Atlantis Kaiser Overall
Verdi Don Carlo Posa
  I vespri siciliani Guy de Montfort
  La forza del destino Don Carlo di Vagas
  La traviata Germont
  Luisa Miller Miller
  Rigoletto Marullo
    Rigoletto
Wagner Das Rheingold Donner
  Die Meistersinger v. Nürnberg Fritz Kothner
  Götterdämmerung Gunther
  Parsifal Amfortas
    Klingsor
  Tannhäuser Wolfram von Eschenbach
  Tristan und Isolde Kurwenal
    Melot
Weber Abu Hassan Abu Hassan

News

Premiere of Dalibor in Augsburg
On October 14, Roland Schwabs production of Smetana’s Dalibor will be premiered at the Staatstheater Augsburg. Alejandro Marco-Buhrmester as Vladislav and Scott MacAllister as Dalibor will face each other in this hybrid between a epic of knight and Czech Fidelio under the baton of GMD Domonkos Héja, an expert in the Slavonic repertoire.
Performance dates: 14./21./23.10.; 01./18.11.; 16./29.12.; 05.01.; 15.02.​

Press

 

Lieder- und Arienabend / Deutsche Oper Berlin / 14.11.18 / klassik-begeistert.de


"für den geschmeidigen und höhensicheren Bass-Bariton [...] ein Paradestück" 

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" 
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