"... a beautiful voice, solid and powerful"
- Emiliano Michelon, OperaClick (October 2019)
Mahler RÜCKERT-LIEDER (Milano Musica / LaVerdi)
"Martin Hässler’s debut in Barcelona could not leave a better impression"
- Pep Gorgore, Barcelona Clásica (September 2019)
Lied Festival – LIFE Victoria de los Ángeles
"... Hässler's handsomely sung Guglielmo stood out from the crowd."
- Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times
Mozart COSI FAN TUTTE (Nevill Holt Opera)
"Martin Hässler, who was both resonant and funny as a swashbuckling Guglielmo"
- Nigel Simeone, Opera Magazine (August 2019)
Mozart COSI FAN TUTTE (Nevill Holt Opera)
"Hässler takes the role of Don Iñigo Gomez, […] with his commanding voice"
- Emmanuel Deroeux, Olyrix, (November 2018)
Ravel L’HEURE ESPAGNOL (Opéra de Lyon)
"Let us mention again in this glittering cast […] Martin Hässler, bass of an astonishing maturity "
- Beate Langenbruch, Bachtrack (Nov 2018)
Verdi NABUCCO (Opéra National de Lyon)
"... delivered with the intensity and distinct edge of the sinister that Martin Hässler brings to the role of the doctor"
- Andrew Clements, The Guardian, (June 2015)
Henze EIN LANDARZT AND PHAEDRA (Guildhall School)
Martin Hässler (second prizewinner at Thomas Quasthoff's Das Lied - International Song Competition 2011, first prize at Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin - junior 2010 and Best Singer's Award at the Gerald Moore Competition London 2010) is an alumnus of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig and of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama's prestigious opera programme where he studied with Rudolf Piernay and Janice Chapman. He is now being mentored by Robert Dean.
In his 2019-18 season projects include the opening recital of LIFE Victoria Barcelona 2019 (with Julius Drake), Mahler's Rückert Lieder (Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi), Schreker's Irrelohe (Ratzekahl) at Opéra National de Lyon, Weill's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Joe) at Teatro Regio di Parma, Monterone (Rigoletto) at Oper Leipzig, Bach's Christmas Oratorio at Frauenkirche Dresden with Ludwig Güttler as well as recitals with Sholto Kynoch
and Alexander Schmalcz.
In September 2020 Martin will join the ensemble of the Vienna State Opera.
Previous opera engagements are Ravel's L'heure Espagnole (Don Inigo) at Opéra National de Lyon, Verdi's Nabucco at Opéra National de Lyon, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Opéra de Vichy, Marius Felix Lange's Schneewittchen at Oper Leipzig and Guglielmo in Mozart's Così fan tutte at Nevill Holt Opera. In 2016 he gave his debut at Garsington Opera in Eugene Onegin followed by Lliam Paterson's The 8th Door at Scottish Opera. Opera appearances at the Guildhall School in 2014/15 included notably Hans Werner Henze's Ein Landarzt and Phaedra. In 2009 he was a prize winner at Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg and sang Collatinus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia with the company. A year later he also appeared as Siegfried in Schumann’s Genoveva at Tonhalle Düsseldorf.
As a recitalist Martin has sung at the Berlin Philharmonie, Deutsche Oper Berlin accompanied by Philip Moll, Schloss Herten (Klavierfestival Ruhr) with Graham Johnson, at the Oxford Lieder Festival with Sholto Kynoch and Bengt Forsberg, at LSO St. Luke's, at Der Lyrische Salon with Daniel Heide and at the Vienna Musikverein. In 2012 he took part in the BBC's Schubert Festival accompanied by Graham Johnson. Other recent highlights include his debut at the Wigmore Hall in June 2013, recitals in Paris (Fondation Singer-Polignac) and Schubert's Winterreise at Milton Court in London.
Concert appearances include Bach's Passions (L'Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi), Haydn's The Creation and Stabat Mater, Mozart's Requiem, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (under Howard Arman) and Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem as well as Mendelssohn's Elias and Paulus. In December 2012 he gave his debut at the Gewandhaus Leipzig with Bach's Christmas Oratorio and in 2016 with Bach's St Matthew Passion and Handel's Jephtha with the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich.
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