"... 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
"Martin Häßler pleases with his softly timbred baritone as elegant Dr. Falke"
- Dr. Helmut Christian Maye, Opera Online (January 2021)
Strauß FLEDERMAUS - Wiener Staatsoper
"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 September 2020 Martin joined the ensemble of the Wiener Staatsoper where his roles will include Dr. Falke in Otto Schenk's iconic production of Fledermaus, Cesare Angelotti in Puccini's Tosca, 1st Nazarener in Salome, Moralès in Bieito’s production of Carmen and Ping in Puccini’s Turandot. He will furthermore appear in Jossi Wieler’s new production of
Henze’s Das verratene Meer.
Previous opera engagements involved Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte (Nevill Holt Opera, The Sage Gateshead), Monterone in Rigoletto and Adi in Marius Felix Lange’s Schneewittchen (Oper Leipzig), Ratzekahl in Schreker's Irrelohe, Don Inigo in Ravel's L'heure Espagnole
(Opéra de Lyon), Joe in Weill's
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
(Teatro Regio di Parma),
ll Gran Sacerdote in Nabucco (Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Opéra de Vichy), Siegfried in Schumann’s Genoveva (Tonhalle Düsseldorf), Collatinus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia (Theater Gera-Altenburg) and Henze’s
Ein Landarzt (Barbican Centre, London).
He worked with conductors Simone Young,
Giedre Šlekytė, Sian Edwards,
Bertrand de Billy, Cornelius Meister,
Daniele Rustioni, Andrés Orozco-Estrada,
Alexander Soddy, Ludwig Güttler,
Christoph Gedschold, Jonathan Stockhammer,
Howard Arman and Michele Gamba
as well as directors Frank Castorf, David Bösch,
Calixto Bieito, Jossi Wieler, Sergio Morabito
and James Bonas.
As an avid recitalist Martin has sung at the Wigmore Hall, the Berlin Philharmonie,
with Graham Johnson at Schloss Herten (Klavierfestival Ruhr),
at LIFE Victoria Barcelona
with Julius Drake, at Oxford Lieder with
Sholto Kynoch and Bengt Forsberg,
at LSO St. Luke's, at Der Lyrische Salon
with Daniel Heide and at the Vienna Musikverein. In 2019 he performed Mahler’s Rückert Lieder with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi.
Concert appearances include Bach's Passions Christmas Oratorium (Frauenkirche Dresden), Haydn’s Jephtha and Judas Maccabaeus (L’Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich), Haydn's The Creation and Seasons, Mozart's Requiem, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Brahms'
Ein Deutsches Requiem as well as Mendelssohn's Elias and Paulus.
Martin has been a recipient of the prestigious Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and is currently working for mentoringArts at the
Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig.