Markus Eiche

Since the 2007/08 Markus Eiche has been a member of the Vienna state opera and starting from 2012 he has a close relation to the Bavarian State Opera, Munich too. At the Bayreuth Festival he sang Kothner in Die Meistersinger from 2007 – 2010. As a guest he has been invited to the Scala di Milano, the Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, the Semperoper Dresden, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, the Salzburg Festival, the Helsiniki Opera, etc. The Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona invited him for Conte Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Wolfram (Tannhäuser), Yeletzki (Queen of Spades), Ned Keene (Peter Grimes) and Fritz und Frank (Die tote Stadt). Markus Eiche shows his versatility also by singing many different concert works. His large repertoire includes the Bach Passions, Brahms Requiem, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Mendelssohn’s Elias and Paulus, Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, to Das Lied von der Erde, or Britten’s War Requiem. The artist also sings compositions by Aribert Reimann, Wolfgang Rihm, Luigi Dallapiccola or Judith Weirs. An intense collaboration exists between Markus Eiche and Helmuth Rilling and important radio companies (like SWR, NDR, BR, MDR or HR). He has released CDs on NAXOS (Schubert songs, Carmina Burana). Markus Eiche studied at the Music Academies of Stuttgart and Karlsruhe.