Justin Schuetz

Justin Schuetz

Dramatic Countertenor

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«Keep your eyes and ears out for Justin; a very talented countertenor following in the footsteps of the castrati. With his vocal flexibility and musicality, he’s well on his way to becoming one of the most versatile singers of his generation.»
Claron Mcfadden (2018)
«Justin Schuetz took the part of Oberon in our Amherst Early Music production of The Fairy Queen several summers ago, and I was the director. Justin did a wonderful job, vocally, musically and dramatically, and worked well with the ensemble cast we had for that project. His singing and presence was a pleasure throughout the realization of the entire opera.»
Drew minter (2018)
«Poppeas Amme Arnalta ... toll gespielt von Justin schütz.»
2017Handel: Messiah, HWV 56Alto
2017Handel: Messiah, HWV 56Alto
2016Handel: SerseArsamene
2016Handel: SerseArsamene
2013Britten: A Midsummer Night's DreamOberon
2013Britten: A Midsummer Night's DreamOberon
2012Handel: RinaldoRinaldo
2012Mozart: RequiemAlto
2012Handel: RinaldoRinaldo
2011Mozart: RequiemAlto

Bio





Born and raised in Japan, the Swiss-Australian countertenor received his BA in vocal performance in New Orleans and recently his MA in early music from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. A former member of the New Orleans Opera Company and of Barock Vokal, Justin Schuetz’s stage experiences are equally versatile as his background. 

Among others, he has taken part in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen directed by Drew Minter at the Amherst Early Music Festival, has sung Arnalta in L’incoronazione di Poppea conducted by Michael Schneider, Arsamene in Serse, and the title role in Rinaldo. As for modern repertoire, he has played Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Sébastien in Les larmes de Jacqueline, an opera composed for the project Vier Heuvels, conducted by Paul Dombrecht and performed with Il Fondamento. Regarding solo engagements, Justin has sung in works including Carissimi’s Jonas at the Utrecht Early Music Festival, St. John Passion directed by Sigiswald Kuijken, Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Schütz’s Musikalische exequien, and Martin’s Songs of Ariel. 

Justin has sung under the baton of conductors such as Peter Dijkstra, Gary Thor Wedow, Etienne Siebens, Alfredo Bernardini, Shunsuke Sato, and Robert Lyall, in addition to working with orchestras and ensembles such as B'Rock Orchestra, Il Fondamento, and the Neumeyer Consort. He has also received coaching by internationally renowned singers and teachers, such as Michael Chance, Andreas Scholl, Kai Wessel, Claron McFadden, Julianne Baird, and Margreet Honig, receiving praise for his wide vocal range, coloratura, and stage presence.

Justin Schuetz is a prize-winner of the 2016 Euregio Vocalistenconcours and also won the Margot Kaftal Award at the 2018 Margot Kaftal Prize. He is also the recipient of the Stichting Musici van Morgen scholarship, and the beneficiary of both the Dean’s Scholarship and Music Remission Scholarship during his four years at Loyola University.
























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Born and raised in Japan, the Swiss-Australian countertenor received his BA in vocal performance in New Orleans and recently his MA in early music from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. A former member of the New Orleans Opera Company and of Barock Vokal, Justin Schuetz’s stage experiences are equally versatile as his background. 

Among others, he has taken part in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen directed by Drew Minter at the Amherst Early Music Festival, has sung Arnalta in L’incoronazione di Poppea conducted by Michael Schneider, Arsamene in Serse, and the title role in Rinaldo. As for modern repertoire, he has played Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Sébastien in Les larmes de Jacqueline, an opera composed for the project Vier Heuvels, conducted by Paul Dombrecht and performed with Il Fondamento. Regarding solo engagements, Justin has sung in works including Carissimi’s Jonas at the Utrecht Early Music Festival, St. John Passion directed by Sigiswald Kuijken, Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Schütz’s Musikalische exequien, and Martin’s Songs of Ariel. 

Justin has sung under the baton of conductors such as Peter Dijkstra, Gary Thor Wedow, Etienne Siebens, Alfredo Bernardini, Shunsuke Sato, and Robert Lyall, in addition to working with orchestras and ensembles such as B'Rock Orchestra, Il Fondamento, and the Neumeyer Consort. He has also received coaching by internationally renowned singers and teachers, such as Michael Chance, Andreas Scholl, Kai Wessel, Claron McFadden, Julianne Baird, and Margreet Honig, receiving praise for his wide vocal range, coloratura, and stage presence.

Justin Schuetz is a prize-winner of the Euregio Vocalistenconcours and also won the Margot Kaftal Award at the Margot Kaftal Prize 2018. He is also the recipient of the Stichting Musici van Morgen scholarship, and the beneficiary of both the Dean’s Scholarship and Music Remission Scholarship during his four years at Loyola University.



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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Bach J.S.: Johannespassion, BWV 245 (St John Passion) Contralto Immediately Barock Vokal 2018
Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea Arnalta / Nutrice / Famigliari I No Barock Vokal 2018
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 Alto 1 week n/a 2017
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 Alto Tokyo Wakaeda Church 2017
Handel: Serse Arsamene No n/a 2016

Awards

Music remission scholarship, loyola university new orleans (2009-2013)
2018
Euregio Vokalwettbewerb, 2. Preis
2018
stichting musici van morgen
2018
margot kaftal prize
2018