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Budapest Festival Orchestra

Michael Schade

Celebrated as one of the leading tenors of our times, German-Canadian Michael Schade is a regular guest on international opera and concert stages.

Recent operatic highlights include his role debut as Eisenstein/DIE FLEDERMAUS at the Vienna State Opera and Aegisth/ELEKTRA in a new production at the Canadian Opera Company.

Given his immense concert repertoire, ranging from Bach’s Cantatas and Passions to Mahler’s LIED VON DER ERDE, he works with the most renowned orchestras and conductors such as Bychkov, Chailly, Harding, Jansons, Jordan, Manacorda, Mehta, Muti, Nagano, Nézet-Séguin, Rattle, Thielemann, Ticciati and Welser-Möst which has been documented on numerous appraised recordings. Furthermore, his musical activities were strongly influenced by his close artistic relationship with Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

Song recitals have taken him to Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, London’s Wigmore Hall, La Scala in Milano, New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall and to the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg. In the 2017/2018 season, he has been “Artist in Residence” at Vienna’s Konzerthaus.

In 2007, the Republic of Austria appointed Michael Schade as Austrian Kammersänger Michael Schade is the artistic director of the Hapag-Lloyd Stella Maris Vocal Competition and from 2014 to 2022, he is the artistic director of the Internationale Barocktage Stift Melk (Austria). In 2017 Michael Schade was granted the title Officer to the Order of Canada (O.C.).

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