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Johannes Schwaiger

Tenor

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Johannes Schwaiger is a performing artist in opera, oratorio, concert and musical theater. He began his singing career at the age of nine, recording under his own label, HS Recordings. At age 15, he signed with CBS recording. He studied music and voice at the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich and graduated with a Master of Music degree in opera and performance where he received his performance certificate under Kammersänger Friedrich Lenz of the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. In August of 2008 The Richard Strauss Conservatory fused with the University of Music and Performing Arts, Munich. http://www.musikhochschule-muenchen.de     He was awarded the Richard Wagner Stipend of Bayreuth and the Walter Kaminsky Stipend of Munich. Mr. Schwaiger received a scholarship to study at the College of Performing Arts, now the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and to continue his studies with the late John Alexander of the Metropolitan Opera, NYC. Johannes is a four-time award recipient of the Sergio Franchi scholarship foundation for young tenors.


He has appeared as guest soloist with the Philadelphia Opera Company, June Opera Festival in Princeton, Riverside Opera Ensemble, NYC, and the Wagner Society of NYC. He held the title role of Mengone in Joseph Hayden's Opera, Lo Speciale, in Munich, as well as Eurindo by Siegesmund Kusser, a 14th Century opera in which he toured the castles of Europe. He sang Don Octavio in Don Giovanni, Tamino from The Magic Flute, and Bastien from Bastien and Bastienne, by Mozart. In 1998 and 1999, he performed Siegmund in Walküre, by Richard Wagner and Max in Freischütz, by Carl Maria von Weber. From 1992 to 1994 Mr. Schwaiger was engaged in the musical Cats, Operettenhaus, Hamburg, Germany, in the title role of Old Deuteronomy and Gus Growltiger. On the oratorio stage, he has been the tenor soloist in Händel's Messiah, Sir John Stainer's Crucifixion, Camille Saint Saens, and Christmas Oratorio. He toured the Cathedrals of France with the world renowned Collegium Musicum of the University of Munich as tenor soloist in Elijah. He has appeared in numerous Radio and TV shows in Europe and the USA. Recently he sang the role of Cassio in Otello by Verdi.
He and his wife, Tessa Lang, were the soloists for the International German/American Festival in Eisenhower State Park, Long Island, where they performed live for an audience of 15,000. He gave his solo NYC recital debut at the Theodore Roosevelt Theater as an award recipient of the Richard Tauber Foundation and in 2000 at the Citicorp/St. Peters. Mr. Schwaiger continues an extensive concert schedule in Europe and the United States of America. In addition to his performing schedule, Mr. Schwaiger has been a faculty member of vocal performance at American Musical and Dramatic Academy http://www.amda.edu in New York City and is presently serving on the voice faculty at NYU – Tisch School of the Arts/Cap21 http://www.cap21.org in NYC. He speaks and writes multiple languages. Mr. Schwaiger has recently been elected into the classical division of ASCAP. Together Johannes and Tessa recorded a CD of 17 lullabies in 8 different languages. They premiered Dreamgates World Lullabies on May 12, 2008 under the title "Once Upon a Time, There was a Lullaby" in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall to a sold-out audience. German prime time Television "Der Weltspiegel" documented Johannes' work and aired it under the title: Die Macht der Musik. The role of Wolfgang in When Yellow Where the Stars on Earth" by Franco Mocchetti marks his debut with Manhattan Repertory Theater.


For more information, visit Johannes' website at http://www.tessalang.com

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