Markus Schwartz, bass-baritone, trained at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and the University College of Opera in Stockholm. At the Göteborg Opera he has sung a number of roles, including Masetto and Leporello in Don Giovanni, Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola, Varlaam the Beggar Monk in Boris Godunov, Waltner/Chinese/the Mad Professor in K. Beschreibung eines Kampfes, Count Lamoral in Arabella, Baron Douphol in La Traviata, Second Grail Knight in Parsifal, the title role in The Marriage of Figaro, the Doctor in Macbeth, Curio in Giulio Cesare, Colline and Schaunard in La Bohème, Papageno in The Magic Flute, Taddeo in L'Italiana in Algeri (concert performance), Capellio in I Capuleti e i Montecchi (concert performance), Ping in Turandot in 2012 and Doctor Bortolo in The Barber of Seville. He has also sung Papageno at the opera house in Pori, Rambaldo in La Rondine at the Finnish National Opera, the title role in The Marriage of Figaro in Jyväskylä, Narbanor in Zoroastre at the Drottningholm Palace Theatre and the same role in Amsterdam at the Holland Festival. In summer 2007, he sang Figaro with the Classical Opera Company in Ascoli Picena in Italy, at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, Sadler's Wells Theatre in London, and the Buxton Festival. In summer 2009, he sang Mustafà in L'Italiana in Algeri at Läckö Slottsopera, and in 2010 he gave a guest performance at Folkoperan in Stockholm as Méphistophélès in Faust. Markus Schwartz is a frequently engaged concert soloist and has sung with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gothenburg and Malmö Symphony Orchestras and has made concert performances in Sweden, Finland and France.
Belcore in L'Elisir d'Amore, premiere 16 November 2013