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.
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 Ensemble vocal Horizons, the Chœur de l’Abbatiale de Romainmôtier and the Ensemble baroque du Léman.
Laurence Guillod, soprano
Faustine Egiziano, soprano
Véronique Valdès, alto
Valerio Contaldo, tenor
Matthias Geissbühler, bass
Michel Cavin, Conductor
Sunday, 10. December 2023, 16:00, Abbatiale de Romainmôtier
Friday, 15. December 2023, 20:00, Église St-Pierre d’Yverdon-les-Bains
Sunday, 17. December 2023, 17:00, Église catholique de Payerne
Orchestre Symphonique de Pontarlier
Saturday 27 January 2024 at 17:00 in Espace Pourny de Pontarlier (France)
Sunday 28 January 2024 at 17:00 in Espace Pourny de Pontarlier (France)
Saturday 3 February 2024 at 17:00 in Espace Culturel l’Escale, 1,rue du stade, Morteau (France)
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.