The young Austrian baritone Mathias Hausmann has become widely recognized for a series of international TV, DVD, and CD productions from the4 Salzburg Festival, the Teatro alla Scala, and the Moerbisch Festival. From 2004 to 2006, he has been a member of the Volksoper in Vienna.
Hausmann studied with Karl Ernt Hoffmann in Graz, Walter Berry in Vienna, and Ryland Davies at the Royal College of Music in London. He also worked with singers such as Sir Thomas Allen, Cecilia Bartoli, Christa Ludwig, Thomas Quasthoff, and Ileana Cotrubas. He is grateful to Thomas Hampson, from whom he gined many important artistic instincts.
His roles include Papageno, Guglielmo, and Conte Almaviva; Rossini’s Barbiere and Dandini; Marcello; Eisenstein; Dr. Falke; and Danilo. He was also heard in the Austrian debut performance of Sophie’s Choice with Angelika Kirchschlager.
Mathias Hausmann frequently performs at festivals such as Salzburg and Edinburgh, the London Handel Festival, the Ravinia Festival in Chicago Klangbogen and Osterklang Vienna. He has performed at such venues as the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples; the opera houses of Antwerp, Gent, and Berne; the Bunka Kaikan Hall in Tokyo; the Teatro Teresa Careno in Caracas; Wigmore Hall London; Gewandhaus Leipzig; Herkulessaal and Prinzregententheater Munich; at the Philharmonie in Munich and Cologne; the Philharmonie in Luxembourg and the Theatre des Champs-Elysees and the Vienna State Opera, Konzerthaus, and Musikverein.
He has performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Mozart Players, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra, Stuttgart’s Bach Academy, the Symphonieorchester des BR, the Stuttgart Philharmonic, the Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig, the Haydn Philharmonie Eisenstadt, and the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg. Conductors with whom he has worked include Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Chailly, Karely Mark Chichon, Sir Colin Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Adam Fischer, Asher Fisch, Enoch zu Guttenberg, Julia Jones, Ton Koopman, Yannick NEzet-Seguin, Hellmuth Rilling, and Sebastian Weigle.
Hausmann’s recent and upcoming engagements include returns to the Salzburg Festival and the Teatro alla Scala, the opening of the Haydn Festival Eisenstadt 2010, concerts at the Tonhalle Dusseldorf and Philharmonie Essen, and his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl in Bizet’s Carmen. In 2011 he will be a guest with the Danish Royal Opera House in Copenhagen, singing Marcello in La Boheme.
His recital program, War Scenes, alongside Oscar-Winning actress Vanessa Redgrave and pianist Julius Drake, will be presented internationally in 2011. He will also be giving his recital debut with the Vocal Arts Society at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.