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Biography Malte Roesner (42 kB)
German-American basso cantante, Malte Roesner, was born in New York and studied at the University of Hamburg and at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media; majoring both in musicology and in opera performance. He recently transitioned to bass repertoire after having sung as a baritone.
Mr. Roesner, an alumnus of the German National Academic Foundation, was the recipient of the Richard-Wagner-Foundation scholarship twice, in 2012 and again in 2014. From 2005 to 2015 he was a member of the ensemble at the Staatstheater Braunschweig, where he portrayed more than fifty roles. In addition to most of the important Mozart roles his operatic repertoire as a baritone included: Enrico, Belcore, Ping, Schaunard, Sharpless, Ford, Escamillo, Ottokar, Dr. Falke, Paolo, Heerrufer, Nick Shadow and Masaniello in the German premiere of A. Carlos Gomes´ Salvator Rosa.
Mr. Roesner gave guest performances in the opening production for the 14th Munich Biennale, at the Stuttgart Summer Festival, at the Schleswig-Holstein State Theatre, at the Meiningen Theatre, among many others.
His lied and art-song repertoire span the works of Schumann, Wolf and Haydn to those of Ibert, Mahler and Copland. In his most recent recitals he presented the song-cycle Die schöne Magelone by Brahms in Zurich and Songs of death by Schubert, the Hölderlin-Gesänge by Fortner and the Rihm´s Neue Alexanderlieder.