Matthias Geissbühler

Baritone

Biography

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.

Events

« Carmen » by G. Bizet

L'orchestre Symphonique Pontarlier, under the direction of Pierre Trefeil

With:
Elise Duclos
Jérémie Schütz
Olivia Doutney-Joël
Matthias Geissbühler
Turiya Haudenhuyse
Camille Eimberk
Christian Joel
Gautier Joubert
Joseph Zeinstra

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)

Flyer (Pontarlier) | Flyer (Morteau)

 

 

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Image principale : Portrait © Valérie Baeriswyl
1. «The man who mistook his wife for a hat» de Michael Nyman - Dr P: Matthias Geissbühler, Compagnie Muavi 2021 ©  Julien James
2. «La tâche de Sang» de Francis Chassaigne - Monsieur Monflanquin: Matthias Geissbühler, Compagnie Fri'Bouffes 2017 ©  Julien James
3. Portrait © Valérie Baeriswyl
4. Portrait scénique © Julien James
5. «Là-Haut» de Maurice Yvain - Petrus: Matthias Geissbühler, Compagnie Fri'Bouffes 2015 ©  Julien James
6. «La tâche de Sang» de Francis Chassaigne - Monsieur Monflanquin: Matthias Geissbühler, Compagnie Fri'Bouffes 2017 ©  Julien James
7. «Passio» de A. Pärt - Jesus: Matthias Geissbühler, Ensemble vocal Post Tenebras Lux 2023, © Martin Grandjean
8. Portrait © Valérie Baeriswyl
9. «Liebesgeschichten» - Baryton: Matthias Geissbühler & Piano: Stephanie Gurga ©  Alain Herzog
10. «Jehanne» de J. Marazzi et L. Guevara - Roi Charles: Matthias Geissbühler, Compagnie Lumen Canor 2021

Repertoire

Full repertoire list on request.

Oratorio

  • J.S. Bach - Johannes-Passion, BWV 245 - Jesus, Pilatus & arias
  • J.S. Bach - Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244 - bass arias
  • J.S. Bach - H-moll messe, BWV 232 - bass
  • J.S. Bach - Herr, wie du willt, so schicks mit mir, BWV 73 - bass
  • J.S. Bach - Ich habe genug, BWV 82 - Bass (excerpt)
  • J.S. Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 - bass
  • A. Dvořák - Biblische Lieder op. 99 - Baritone (excerpt)
  • G.F. Handel - Messiah, HWV 56 - bass
  • J. Haydn - Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze, Hob. XX/2 - bass
  • F. Martin - Golgotha - Jésus
  • F. M. Bartholdy - Elias - bass
  • F. M. Bartholdy - Choralkantaten (MWV A 8, MWV A 10, MWV A 13) - bass
  • C. Orff - Carmina Burana - baritone
  • G. Rossini - Petite messe solennelle - bass
  • H. Schütz - Weihnachtsoratorium, SWV 435 - Herodes
  • F. Schubert - G-Dur Messe, D 167 - bass
  • R. Vaughan-Williams - Five mystical songs - baritone
  • J. D. Zelenka - Missa Votiva, ZWV 18 - bass

Song

  • H. Duparc - Songs
  • F. Schubert – Die Winterreise, D 911
  • F. Schubert - Die schöne Müllerin, D 795
  • R. Schumann - Dichterliebe, Op. 48
  • R. Schumann - Liederkreis, Op. 39
  • E. Satie - Trois Mélodies
  • R. Vaughan-Williams - Songs of Travel
  • H. Wolf - Italienisches Liederbuch (excerpt)

Opera/Operetta

  • E. Chabrier – Une education manquée (Operette) - Pausanias
  • F. Chassaigne – La tâche de sang (Operette) - Monsieur Monflanquin
  • L. Guevara, J. Marazzi – Jehanne - Charles VII
  • J. Massenet – Manon (abridged version) – Lescaut
  • M. Yvain – Là Haut (Operetta) - St. Pierre
  • W.A. Mozart – Cosi Fan Tutte - Guglielmo (excerpt)
  • W.A. Mozart – Don Giovanni - Masetto (excerpt)
  • W.A. Mozart – Le Nozze di Figaro - Figaro, Il Conte (excerpt)
  • W.A. Mozart – Die Zauberflöte - Papageno
  • M Nyman – The man who mistook his wife for a hat - Dr. P
  • J. Offenbach - Les contes d'Hoffmann - Coppélius ("J'ai des yeux")
  • G. Rossini - La Cenerentola - Dandini ("Come un’ape")
  • G. Rossini - La Cenerentola - Alidoro ("Là del ciel nell'arcano profondo")
  • G. Verdi – La Traviata - Giorgio Germont
  • G. Verdi – Rigoletto - Rigoletto
  • M. Yvain – Gosse de riche - M Patarin

Song programmes

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.

Liebesgeschichten

Dichterliebe by R. Schumann and selected songs by F. Schubert on the same theme of the « fiery glow of love ».

Die schöne Müllerin

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.

Winterreise

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.

Musical peregrination

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.

Contact

Matthias Geissbühler
Riviera Region (Vaud)
Switzerland

  

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