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Bernhard Landauer

Countertenor

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Productions by Philippe Arlaud, Calixto Bieto, Nicolas Brieger, Nick Broadhurst, Brigitte Fassbaender, Achim Freyer, Harry Kupfer and David Pountney took him to renowned festivals and opera houses such as Berlin State Opera, Bregenz Festival, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Aalto-Theater Essen, Handel Festival of Halle, Innsbruck Festival of Early Music, Styriarte Graz, Frankfurt Opera, Munich Biennale, Opéra National de Nancy, Schwetzingen SWR Festival, Royal Stockholm Opera and to the Vienna State Opera and Volksoper. In 2021 the countertenor will return to the Schwetzingen SWR Festival for a world premiere.

The countertenor Bernhard Landauer was born in Innsbruck and lives now in Salzburg.

After his first concert and stage experience as a soprano soloist in the Wilten Boys' Choir in Innsbruck, he studied voice with Helene Karusso and Kurt Equiluz at the Vienna University of Music. In addition, he received further lessons from Karl-Heinz Jarius in Frankfurt.

His wide variety of repertoire ranges from Medieval to Contemporary Music and is also including for countertenor unusual repertoire such as works by Franz Schubert, Richard Strauss or Iannis Xenakis.

As a sought-after interpreter of contemporary music, he sang world premieres of works by Giorgio Battistelli, René Clemencic, Christof Dienz, Richard Dünser, Alfred Schnittke, Lin Wang, Simon Wills and others.

Productions by Philippe Arlaud, Calixto Bieto, Nicolas Brieger, Nick Broadhurst, Brigitte Fassbaender, Achim Freyer, Harry Kupfer and David Pountney took him to renowned festivals and opera houses such as Berlin State Opera, Bregenz Festival, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Aalto-Theater Essen, Handel Festival of Halle, Innsbruck Festival of Early Music, Styriarte Graz, Frankfurt Opera, Munich Biennale, Opéra National de Nancy, Schwetzingen SWR Festival, Royal Stockholm Opera and to the Vienna State Opera and Volksoper.

Projects in 2014 included a new production of George Benjamin's opera “Written on Skin” at the Landestheater Detmold, Shara Worden’s pop-opera “You Us We All” at the Holland Festival and the world premiere of a sitcom-opera series by Austrian composer Bernhard Gander for the Bregenz Festival and the festival wien modern.

Engagements from 2015 to 2016-17 included: the role of Emil in the world premiere of Hèctor Parra’s opera “Wilde” at the Schwetzingen SWR Festival (direction: Calixto Bieito, conductor: Peter Rundel, libretto: Händl Klaus), the roles of Angel 1/The Boy in George Benjamin’s “Written on Skin” at the Royal Swedish Opera Stockholm, and under the baton of the composer in a concert with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at the Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto (Canadian premiere). In addition, he took part in an USA tour with Shara Worden’s pop-opera “You Us We All”, performed the role of James in H. Birtwistle’s “The Last Supper” with the BBC Sottish Symphony Orchestra under Martyn Brabbins in Glasgow, sang the role of Autunno in A. Scarlatti’s “La Gloria di Primavera” at the Styriarte Graz, and the part of the countertenor in the world premiere of J. Unterpertinger’s “Iyse’” at the Brucknerhaus Linz.

In 2017/18 Bernhard Landauer could be heard as the countertenor in the world premiere of S. Winkler’s “Schweres tragend” under the direction of Juan Garcia Rodriguez in Salzburg. Also in Salzburg he sang the title role in the community opera „WAS BLEIBT oder die Geschichte eines Rattenfängers“ (Austrian premiere) by Matthew King. He appeared as Belize in Peter Eötvös' "Angels in America" ​​at the Freiburg Theater, and as Lord Stourton in the world premiere of the opera "Geisterritter" by James Reynolds at the Bonn Opera. In 2018-19 he embodied Lord Stourton (Geisterritter) also at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf. Concerts with the Clemencic Consort under René Clemencic took him to the Vienna Musikverein with works from the “Llibre Vermeil de Montserrat” (songs and dances of the pilgrims of Montserrat, 14th century). In addition, Bernhard Landauer could be heard in the world premiere “Das Totenschiff” by Oskar Aichinger at the Reaktor, Vienna. At the Salzburg Pocket Opera Festival 2019 he appeared in two world premieres: “Ich will lächeln, lächeln, lächeln” by Gordon Kampe and “Titania Traum” by Gerald Resch (director: Thierry Bruehl, conductor: Peter Rundel). The world premiere of the opera “Toteis” by Manuela Kerer at the Bozen Theater was planned for March 2020 (postponed to 2021), which will now take place in September 2020 with the Neue Oper Wien at the Akzent Theater. Bernhard Landauer will sing the role of Hansl (conductor: Walter Kobéra, director: Mirella Weingarten). In 2021 the countertenor will return to the Schwetzingen SWR Festival for a world premiere.

His collaboration with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra under Ton Koopman, the Freiburger Barockorchester, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The King's Consort and with the conductors Howard Arman, George Benjamin, Bertrand de Billy, Martyn Brabbins, René Clemencic, Laurence Cummings, Diego Fasolis, Thomas Hengelbrock, René Jacobs, Konrad Junghänel, Bernhard Kontarsky and Mstislaw Rostropowitsch document key stages in his career.

O. Aichinger
Das Totenschiff (UA)
Countertenor
G. Battistelli
Divorzio all’italiana
Carmelo Patanè (it.)
G. Benjamin
Written on Skin
The Boy/Angel 1 (en.)
H.I. F. Biber
Arminio
Calligola (it.)
H. Birtwistle
The Last Supper
James (en.)
B. Britten
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Oberon (en.)
Death in Venice
Voice of Apollo (en.)
A. Caldara
Dafne
Febo (it., de.)
F. Cavalli
La Didone
Mercurio (it.)
R. Deppe
Ria nackt
Leki (de.)
Ch. Dienz
Nachts: das Gespräch der Hunde
Berl Landfahrer (de.)
R. Dünser
Radek
Stimme, Hitler, Trotzki (de.)
P. Eötvös
Angels in America
Belize (en.)
B. Gander
Das Leben am Rande der Milchstraße
Kevin (de.)
D. Glanert
Scherz, Satire, Ironie und tiefere Bedeutung
Teufel (de.)
H. Grassl
Harisliz – Die Fahnenflucht Tassilos
Kaiser Karl (de.)
G. F. Handel
Giulio Cesare in Egitto
Tolomeo (it.)
Hercules
Lichas (en.)
Jephta
Hamor (en.)
Samson
Micah (en.)
Theodora
Didimus (en.)
H. W. Henze
Das verratene Meer
Nummer 2 (de.)
G. Kampe
Ich will lächeln, lächeln, lächeln (WP)
Malvolio 1
M. Kerer
Toteis (WP)
Hansl (from Sept. 2020)
M. King
WAS BLEIBT oder die Geschichte eines Rattenfängers
Rattenfänger (de.)
G. Legrenzi
La divisione del mondo
Mercurio (it.)
Leopold I
Der verlorene Sohn
1. Freund (de.)
Lin Wang
Die Quelle
Frosch, Telefon (de./chin.)
M. Mussorgsky
Boris Godunov
Fyodor (de.)
S. Nemtsov
L’Absence
Erzähler (de.)
H. Parra
Wilde
Emil (de.)
H. Purcell
Dido and Aeneas
Sorceress, 1st /2nd Witch, Spirit (en.)
The Fairy Queen
Mopsa, Secrecy (en.)
G. Resch
Titania Traum (WP)
Zettel 2 (de.)
J. Reynolds
Geisterritter (WP)
Lord Stourton (de.)
A. Scarlatti
La Gloria di Primavera
Autunno (it.)
A. Schnittke
Gesualdo
2. Madrigalist (de.)
J. Unterpertinger
Iyse (WP)
Countertenor (de.)
A. Vivaldi
Motezuma
Ramiro (it.)
K. Weill
Der Protagonist
3. Schauspieler (de.)
S. Winkler
Schweres tragend (WP)
Countertenor (de.)
S. Worden
You Us We All
Death (en.)
J.S. Bach
Mass in B Minor
St John Passion
Cantatas BWV 54, 170 et al.
Magnificat
St. Mark Passion (Ed. by Ton Koopman)
St. Matthew Passion
Christmas Oratorio
F. Baur
Amartema – Der Sündenfall
L. Bernstein
Chichester Psalms
J. Brahms
Various Songs
B. Britten
Folk Songs
G. Dufay
Various Chancons
J. Haydn
English Song
M.A. Charpentier
Te Deum
J. Dowland
Various Songs
G. F. Handel
Belshazar
Dixit Dominus
Hecules (Licha)
Jephta (Hamor)
Messiah
Samson
Theodora
P. Hofhaymer
Songs and Odes
C. Orff
Carmina burana (Swan)
A. Pärt
Es sang vor langen Jahren
G. Pergolesi
Confitebor tibi Domine
Salve Regina
Stabat Mater
H. Purcell
Various Songs
E. Satie
Je te veux
A. Scarlatti
Il Martirio di Santa Cecilia
Salve Regina
Stabat Mater
G. Scelsi
Three Latin Prayers
A. Schnittke
Symphony No. 4
F. Schubert
Die Schöne Müllerin
Winterreise
Various Songs
H. Schütz
Auferstehungshistorie
Bring her dem Herren, SWV 283
German Magnificat
Exequien
St. John Passon and other works….
R. Strauss
Krämerspiegel
A. Vivaldi
Gloria
Nisi Dominus
Salve Regina
Stabat Mater
Tom Waits
Chocolate Jesu
O. von Wolkenstein
Various Songs
I. Xenakis
Kassandra
J.D. Zelenka
Lamentationes

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