Matthias Geissbühler has studied singing with several teachers, including Stuart Patterson, Gudrun Bär, Isabelle Henriquez, Patrice Berger, Stéphanie Burkhard, Christian Immler and Rachel Bersier. He also attended master classes with Nora Sourouzian, Claudio Desderi and Valérie Guillorit. At the same time, he completed an EPFL engineering degree in microtechnology followed by a doctorate in biomedical optics.
On stage, he has recently performed the role of Germont in G. Verdi’s «Traviata», the protagonist Dr. P in Michael Nymann’s «The man who mistook his wife for a hat», M Patarin in M. Yvain’s operetta «Gosse de riche», Charles VII in Luis Guevara’s and Jimena Marazzi’s chateau opera «Jehanne» as well as Lescaut in an abridged version of «Manon» by J. Massenet.
In concert, he has sung, among others, C. Orff’s «Carmina Burana», Jan Dismas Zelenka’s «Missa Votiva ZWV 18», J. S. Bach’s «St. John Passion», G. Rossini’s «Petite Messe Solennelle», the role of Jesus in F. Martin’s «Golgotha», J. S. Bach’s «Mass in B Minor» and J. Brahms’ «German Requiem». He has worked with conductors such as Emmanuel Siffert, Catherine Berney, Julien Laloux, Christophe Gesseney, Reto Schärli, Julián Villarraga and guest conductors such as John Nelson.
He also has a great passion for Lied and in particular the cycles of Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann never cease to fascinate and amaze him.
In addition to singing, Matthias has an affection for the theatre and regularly performs as an actor in French and German. He trained as an actor with Benoît Blampain and completed his artistic training with modern dance lessons with Roger Cunningham.
Christophe Gesseney, musical direction
Ensemble Vocal Euterpe de Lausanne
Staging for Purcell's «Dido und Aeneas», Jean-Paul Favre
Camille Chagnon, Soprano
Claire Régent, Mezzo
Christian Joël, Tenor
Matthias Geissbühler, Baritone
Sunday 4 June 2023 in the church St-François, Lausanne, at 17h00
Friday 9 June 2023 in the church St-François, Lausanne at 20h00
Sunday 11 June 2023 in the church St-Martin, Vevey at 17h00
Texts: François Debluë
Music: René Falquet
Hélène Pelourdeau, soprano
Matthias Geissbühler, baritone & speaker
Jean-Samuel Racine, clarinet
Virginie Falquet, piano
Sunday 26 November 2023 at 17:00 - Rencontres Culturelles de la Vallée de Joux (RCVJ)
With the Chorale Faller
Pascal Dober, direction
Matthias Geissbühler, Baritone
Sunday 29 October 2023 - 17:15 - Salle de Musique, La Chaux-de-Fonds
Sunday 5 November 2023 - 17:00 - Temple de Saint-Gervais, Genève
Full repertoire list on request.
The programmes below are recently realised Lied-Duo projects, which Matthias Geissbühler can offer you in a different context in the near future. Please feel free to contact him if you would like to engage him for one of these works for your event or for a house concert.
Dichterliebe by R. Schumann and selected songs by F. Schubert on the same theme of the « fiery glow of love ».
Music by F. Schubert to a cycle of poems by Wilhelm Müller about a miller in search of work and a beautiful miller's wife.
Cycle of poems by Wilhelm Müller about the last journey of a lover accompanied by eerily beautiful music by F. Schubert which he composed one year before his death.
A selection of the most beautiful songs on the theme of hiking and travelling. The central element is the « Songs of Travel » - a song cycle by Vaughan Williams based on poems by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Riviera Region (Vaud)