The young Austrian baritone MATHIAS HAUSMANN (Moralès) has become widely recognized for a series of international TV, DVD, and CD productions from the Salzburg Festival, the Teatro alla Scala, and the Moerbisch Festival. Since 2004, he has been a member of the Volksoper in Vienna, where, within a very short time, he has become the darling of the audience. He also considers Milan’s Teatro alla Scala a second artistic home.
Hausmann studied with Karl Ernst 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, Grace Bumbry, and Ileana Cotrubas. He is grateful to his mentor, Thomas Hampson, from whom he gained 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 Kirschschlager.
Mathias Hausmann frequently performs at festivals such as Salzburg and Edinburgh, the London Handel Festival, the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, Klangbogen and Osterklang Vienna, Styriarte, and the Festival Latour de France. He has performed at such venues as the Teatro 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; and the Vienna Statesopera, Konzerthaus, and Musikverein.
He has performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Mozart Players, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Simón Bolívar 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, Karel Mark Chichon, Sir Colin Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Adam Fischer, Asher Fisch, Enoch zu Guttenberg, Julia Jones, Ton Koopman, Yannik Nézet-Séguin, 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 Düsseldorf and Philharmonie Essen, and his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl in this performance. In 2011 he will be a guest with the Danish Royal Opera House in Copenhagen.
His recital program, Songs of War, 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.