ANDRÉ MORSCH
General Management
German baritone André Morsch studied with Margreet Honig at the Amsterdam Conservatory. He is a former member of William Christie’s Le Jardin des Voix and recipient of the 1st Prize and Hermann-Reutter-Prize at the prestigious 'Internationaler Wettbewerb für Liedkunst' in Stuttgart and the Prix Bernac from the Académie Ravel in Saint-Jean-de-Luz

A former ensemble member of Oper Stuttgart, his roles for this house included Leporello/Don Giovanni, Papageno/Die Zauberflöte, Figaro/Le Nozze di Figaro, Figaro/Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Harlekin/Ariadne auf Naxos, Achille/Giulio Cesare, Schaunard/La Bohème, Dandini/La Cenerentola, Cithéron/Platée, Dr Falke/Die Fledermaus, Der Graf in Boesmans' Der Reigen, Guglielmo/Cosi fan tutte, Pluto/Orphee aux enfers, Malatesta/Don Pasquale and as Fernando Ormez in the world premiere of Toshio Hosokawa’s Erdbeben.Träume, directed by Jossi Wieler.

At De Nationale Opera Amsterdam, he has sung Pompeo/Benvenuto Cellini, Der Graf in Schreker’s Der Schatzgräber, Jake Wallace/La Fanciulla del West, The Novice's Friend/Billy Budd, Michelotto Cibo in Schreker’s Die Gezeichneten and, most recently, Thésée in Enescu’s Oedipe, conducted by Marc Albrecht.

Other recent opera appearances include Plutone in Legrenzi’s La Divisione del Mondo, conducted by Christophe Rousset, at the Opéra National du Rhin, in Nancy and Versailles, Papageno at Grand Théâtre de Genève, Figaro/Le Nozze di Figaro, Bach's St John Passion and Guglielmo with the Orchestra of the 18th Century, Adario/Les Indes Galantes at Opernhaus Zürich, the title role in Lully’s Cadmus et Hermione at Opéra Comique in Paris (Diapason d'Or, DVD of the year 2009/Deutsche Schallplattenkritik), Fritz/Die tote Stadt at the Opéra national de Lorraine in Nancy, Boris in Shostakovich’s Moskva - Cheremushki at the Opéra de Lyon and Stephano in Martin's Der Sturm at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

In concert, he has worked with, amongst others, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, the Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Les Talens Lyriques, Le Poème Harmonique, Les Arts Florissants, Het Residentie Orkest, the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductors such as Frans Brüggen, Jaap van Zweden, Ingo Metzmacher, James Gaffigan, Hervé Niquet, Christophe Rousset, William Christie, Vincent Dumestre, Carlo Rizzi, Ivor Bolton, Kenneth Montgomery, Marcus Creed, Reinbert de Leeuw, Jan Willem de Vriend, Sylvain Cambreling and Edo de Waart.

Most recent engagements include the world premiere of Jan Mueller Wieland’s Maria with the Balthasar Neumann Ensembles and Thomas Hengelbrock at the Ruhrtriennale Festival, Haydn’s Jahreszeiten with the Orchestra of the 18 Century, Schubert’s Stabat Mater with the Dutch Radio Philharmonic at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam Haydn's Schöpfungsmesse with the Brussels Philharmonic, the title role in Telemann’s Miriways with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin under Bernard Labadie at Laeizhalle Hamburg, Brahms’ Deutsches Requiem with the Orchestra of the 18th Century, the Sinfonieorchester Basel and the Cuban European Youth Orchestra under Thomas Hengelbrock in Havana.

In recital, he regularly performs with Julius Drake, with appearances at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, Zurich, Stuttgart and elsewhere.

Highlights in 2019/20 include the title role in Don Giovanni with the Orchestra of the 18th Century, Britten’s War Requiem with Het Gelders Orkest, Mozart’s Krönungsmesse with the Cuban European Youth Orchestra and Thomas Hengelbrock, Handel’s Messiah with the NDR Chor at Elbphilarmonie Hamburg, Haydn’s Die Schöpfung with the KIOI Chamber Orchestra Tokyo under Hartmut Haenchen, works by Saint-Saëns and Beethoven on European tour with the Balthasar-Neumann Ensembles under Thomas Hengelbrock, Bach’s Matthäus-Passion with the Orchestra of the 18th Century, the Weihnachtsoratorium with Chorwerk Ruhr in Madrid and at the Essen Philharmonie, La Divisione del Mondo at the Kölner Philharmonie, Mozart’s Messe in c-moll with the RIAS Kammerchor, his role debut as Golaud in Pelléas et Melisande for Opera national de Montpellier and Guglielmo in Atom Egoyan’s production of Cosi fan tutte at the Québec Opera Festival, conducted by Bernard Labadie.
 
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J.P. Wagemans: Legende

De Nederlandse Opera, the Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera, the Netherlands & Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Reinbert de Leeuw, cond
with Marieke Steenhoek, Caroline Cartens, Corinne Romijn, Helena Rasker, Yves Saelens, Thomas Oliemans, Elzbieta Szmytka, André Morsch, Martijn Cornet, Huub Claessens, Marcel Beekman
Etcetera ( KTC1443)

J.Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem op.45

Cappella Amsterdam, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century
Daniel Reuss, cond
with Carolyn Sampson, Andre Morsch
Glossa (8853849)

Hermann Reutter: Lieder

André Morsch, bariton
Eildert Beeftink, piano
Audiomax (9197156)

J.S.Bach: Messe h-moll BWV 232

Les Arts Florissants
William Christie, cond
with Katherine Watson, Tim Mead, Reinoud van Mechelen, Andre Morsch 
harmonia mundi (8120065)

F.Schreker: Der Schatzgräber

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera
Marc Albrecht, cond
with Tijl Faveyts, Alasdair Elliot, Andre Morsch, Graham Clark, Kay Stiefermann, Manuela Uhl, Gordon Gietz
Challenge (3193318)

Jean-Baptiste Lully: Cadmus & Hermione (DVD)

Orchestre Du Poeme Harmonique
Vincent Dumestre, cond
with Andre Morsch, Claire Lefilliatre, Arnaud Marzorati, Jean-Francois Lombard, Isabelle Druet
Alpha (9784758)

ANDRÉ MORSCH: W.A. Mozart, Don Giovanni, Leporello

Oper Stuttgart

ANDRÉ MORSCH: J. Haydn, Die Schöpfung, Und Gott schuf grosse Walfische

Live recording 2015

ANDRÉ MORSCH: J. Haydn, Die Schöpfung, Nun scheint in vollem Glanze der Himmel

Live recording 2015

ANDRÉ MORSCH: R. Schumann, Die beiden Grenadiere

Live recording

ANDRÉ MORSCH: H. Wolf, Der Tambour

Live recording

ANDRÉ MORSCH: R. Vaughan Williams, Hodie

Live recording

"[...] le baryton allemand André Morsch confirme ses qualités de comédien et compose un fabuleux Don Giovanni, personnage dont il a le charisme et l’assurance (tour à tour impertinent, cassant et cruel...), mais aussi la voix, ferme et magnétique à la fois."
opera-online.com, Concertgebouw Amsterdam - W.A. Mozart, Don Giovanni (Orchestra of the 18th Century, K. Montgomery), October 2019
" “Toxic masculinity” is probably the 21st-century expression that would best qualify André Morsch’s finely-sung Don Giovanni. [...] With a timbre which is handsome and virile [...] this is a Don Juan who goes confidently for the conquest and doesn’t have time for suave niceties. Even his serenade “Deh vieni alla finestra” exudes the cocky assurance of a man who knows that he is going to get the girl no matter what."
bachtrack.com, Concertgebouw Amsterdam - W.A. Mozart, Don Giovanni (Orchestra of the 18th Century, K. Montgomery), October 2019
"Alle [Sänger] flogen durch die Achterbahn der Koloraturstellen und ließen überraschend lange suspendierte Töne in der Luft auf- und abblühen. Die musikalische Exzellenz wurde von genauso gutem Schauspielkönnen begleitet. Besonders amüsant war das Duo von Andre Morsch als Plutone und Stuart Jackson als Nettuno."
bachtrack.com, Kölner Philharmonie - G. Legrenzi, La Divisione del Mondo (Les Talens Lyrique, Rousset), September 2019
"Plutone (Pluto) was brilliantly done by baritone André Morsch."
seenandheard-international.com, G. Legrenzi, La Divisione del Mondo - Opéra national du Rhin (Les Talens Lyrique, Rousset), February 2019
"Ces deux frères, doubles burlesques, campent respectivement l’ex-soixante-huitard rangé et embourgeoisé [...], tandis que le dieu des enfers n’est autre qu’un écologiste invétéré en pull tricoté multicolore – le baryton soyeux André Morsch convainc dans ce rôle dès sa première prise de parole."
bachtrack.com, G. Legrenzi, La Divisione del Mondo - Opéra national du Rhin (Les Talens Lyrique, Rousset), February 2019
"Ausdrucksstark gab der Bass André Morsch in dem sanft bewegten, harmonisch komplexen „Sancta Mater“ dem Solistenquartett das Fundament."
hna.de, Kasseler Musiktage - G. Rossini, Stabat Mater, November 2018
"Enzo Capuano in der Titelrolle begeisterte durch seine absolute Glaubwürdigkeit, wie auch André Morsch als Doktor Malatesta."
BR-Klassik.de, G. Donizetti, Don Pasquale - Staatsoper Stuttgart , March 2018
"André Morsch [gibt] als Malatesta einen Strippenzieher von Graden: aalglatt, intrigant, auch stimmlich ungemein wendig – ein Gestaltwandler, wie er im Buche steht."
Stuttgarter Nachrichten, G. Donizetti, Don Pasquale - Staatsoper Stuttgart, March 2018
"Enzo Capuano[...] war sängerisch brillant wie immer. Wie er das Duett mit dem von André Morsch verkörperten Malatesta in rasend schnellem Parlando rhythmisch perfekt und deutlich akzentuiert artikulierte ist ein sängerisches Kabinettstück, in dem ihm Morsch souverän zur Seite stand. Das ist beste italienische Opernkomödiantik, in der sich perfekter Gesang mit musikalischem Witz vereinen."
bachtrack.com, G. Donizetti, Don Pasquale - Staatsoper Stuttgart, March 2018
„Besonders beeindruckend: der kurzfristig für den erkrankten Michael Volle eingesprungene Bariton André Morsch in der Titelrolle [...] Eine durch und durch gelungene Ensembleleistung, stimmig und kurzweilig[ ...]“
Hamburger Abendblatt, G.P. Telemann, Miriways - Akademie für Alte Musik, November 2017
"Extraordinairement inspiré dès l'incipit du Deitatis majestatem, André Morsch (ci-devant Cadmus chez Lully) subjugue par sa noblesse grave, sa projection parfaite des phrases et une imagination qui gratifie le Te deum d'un « Tu devicto » visionnaire. Uni aux voix aiguës, ce jeune prophète répand la ténèbre éloquente d'un grand Champaigne. Révérence."
Diapason , M.R. Delalande, Te deum & Grands motets - Le Poème Harmonique (Vincent Dumestre), June 2017
“[…]the ‘Et in Spiritum Sanctum’ which was delivered with enormous lyricism and tonal beauty[…] Overall, this was music making of the highest order[…]”
Seen and Heard International, JS Bach, B-minor Mass, Les Arts Florissants, BBC PROMS, September 2016
“Of the four excellent soloists, only countertenor Tim Mead really had the measure of the space, his Agnus Dei was a still point of tremendous beauty, one only baritone Andre Morsch came close to matching in his Et In Spiritum Sanctum[…]”
The Arts Desk, JS Bach, B-minor Mass, Les Arts Florissants, BBC PROMS, September 2016
"The litmus test of a good B-minor is the bass-and-horn combination in Quoniam, and André Morsch’s rich timbre combined with Anneke Scott’s effortless understanding of the need for a little scent of the hunt, gave it a resounding pass."
www.musicomh.com, JS Bach, B-minor Mass, Les Arts Florissants, BBC PROMS, September 2016

André Morsch

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André Morsch

Photo Credit: Marco Borggreve

André Morsch

Photo Credit: Marco Borggreve

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