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The young German tenor Lukas Schmidt has a beautiful, warm, lyrical voice with a great and shiny high register.
He was born in Gelnhausen (Germany). During his studies with Prof. Thomas Heyer in Frankfurt, he already made guest appearances at the Frankfurt Opera in the role of Sergio in Giordano’s “Fedora” and as Conte Almaviva in a version for children of “Il barbiere di Siviglia”. He previously appeared at the Burgfestspiele Bad Vilbel as Don Ramiro in a version for children of Rossini’s “la cenerentola”.
As a member of the Vienna State Opera’s opera studio, Lukas Schmidt has appeared in various performances, including Keith Warner’s new productions of Richard Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” in the role of Balthasar Zorn, and as the first Jew in Cyril Testes’ new production of “Salome” by Richard Strauss. Other roles include a young servant in Strauss’ “Elektra”, the third squire in Wagner’s “Parsifal” and Spoletta in Puccini’s “Tosca”.
Lukas Schmidt received important vocal impulses in masterclasses with Brigitte Fassbaender, Simon Keenlyside and Michael Schade.
In addition to opera, he also sings oratorios and lieder and was able to refine these in masterclasses with Helmut Deutsch and Julius Drake.
His repertoire includes oratorios by Bach, Mozart and Haydn, works by Mendelssohn, Dvorak and Schumann and, most recently, the oratorio “A Child of our Time” by Michael Tippett as part of the “1700 Years of Jewish Life in Germany” celebrations.
Lukas Schmidt received the Gutenberg Singing Scholarship from the Collegium Musicum of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.