Malte Roesner

Malte Roesner


"tonal beauty and comic energy to spare" (San Francisco Classical Voice; August 2017)
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«Roesner’s Doristo gives not only his splendid resonant voice to the plethora of female sound but its weight. And we welcome it. Round and luxuriant, from opening scene, [...], to Finale, [...] (L'arbore di diana, August 2017)»
operawire (2016)
«It is a remarcable performance, that the two of them deliver. [...] Roesner's scenically and vocally captivating portrayal of the physician addicted to carnal desires is brilliant. (Traumnovelle, February 2013)»
Opernnetz (2016)
«[...] Malte Roesner, as Masaniello, gave a representationally and vocally paramount performance. He particularly impressively executed the scene, in which his madness breaks out. (Salvator Rosa, February 2010)»
2018Verdi: RigolettoMarullo
2018Program suggestionOther
2018Verdi: RigolettoMarullo
2018Lieder RecitalBass
2018Lieder RecitalBass
2017Martín y Soler: L'arbore di DianaDoristo
2017Verdi: RigolettoMarullo
2017Lieder RecitalBass
2017Lieder RecitalBass
2017Lieder RecitalBass
2016Program suggestionOther
2016Program suggestionOther
2015Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraSilvano
2015Giordano: Andrea ChénierRoucher
2015Stravinsky: The Rake's ProgressNick Shadow
2015Mozart: Die ZauberflötePapageno
2015Program suggestionOther
2014Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreBelcore
2014Mozart: Cosi fan tutteGuglielmo
2014Wagner R.: Parsifal2. Gralsritter
2014Program suggestionOther
2014Program suggestionOther
2013Verdi: La TraviataBarone Douphol
2013Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroConte d'Almaviva
2013Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaFiorello
2013Verdi: La TraviataGiorgio Germont
2013Wagner R.: Das LiebesverbotFriedrich
2013Lieder RecitalBaritone
2013Orff: Carmina BuranaBaritone
2013Program suggestionOther
2013Webber: Sunset BoulevardJoe Gillis
2012Britten: A Midsummer Night's DreamStarveling
2012Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorLord Enrico Ashton
2012Mozart: Don GiovanniMasetto
2012Smetana: The Bartered Bride (Prodaná Nevesta)Krusina
2012Verdi: FalstaffFord
2012Weber: Der FreischützOttokar
2012Bach J.S.: Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248 (Christmas Oratorio)Bass
2011Beethoven: FidelioDon Fernando
2011Bizet: CarmenDancaïre
2011Gomes: Salvator RosaMasaniello
2011Puccini: TurandotPing
2011Puccini: TurandotUn Mandarino
2011Strauss J.: Die FledermausDr Falke
2011Mozart: Missa brevis K. 259, C major (Orgelsolo)Bass
2011Mozart: Missa Brevis, K. 194/186h, D majorBass
2011Program suggestionOther
2010Mozart: ZaïdeAllazim
2010Puccini: La BohèmeSchaunard
2010Verdi: Simon BoccanegraPaolo Albiani
2010Weber: Der FreischützOttokar
2010Lieder RecitalBaritone
2009Haydn: Orlando PaladinoPasquale
2009Hindemith: CardillacDer Führer
2009Prokofiev: The Love for Three OrangesLeandro
2009Puccini: Madama ButterflySharpless
2009Puccini: Manon LescautUn oste
2009Puccini: Manon LescautIl Commandante di Marina
2009Wagner R.: Das LiebesverbotFriedrich
2009Wagner: LohengrinDer Heerrufer des Königs
2009Wagner: Lohengrin1. Brabantischer Edler
2009Haydn: Mass No. 11, Hob. XXII/11, D minor (Nelson Mass)Bass
2009Program suggestionOther
2008D'Albert: TieflandMoruccio
2008Bizet: CarmenEscamillo
2008Bock: Fiddler on the RoofPerchik
2007Verdi: RigolettoMarullo
2007Weber: Der FreischützOttokar
2007Weber: Der FreischützSamiel
2007Program suggestionOther
2006Puccini: Gianni SchicchiMarco
2006Verdi: FalstaffFord
2006Verdi: La TraviataBarone Douphol
2006Strauss J.: Die FledermausDr Falke
2005Puccini: ToscaSciarrone
2004Program suggestionOther
2003Program suggestionOther


German-American bass, Malte Roesner, made his first solo appearances as a vocalist as a boy soprano. In university he majored both in musicology and in opera performance and furthered his education with Irwin Gage’s postgraduate lied course. He recently transitioned to bass repertoire after having sung as a baritone.

Mr. Roesner is an alumnus of the German National Academic Foundation and the Richard Wagner Bursary Fund.

In 2018 he sang in Verdi's Rigoletto both at the Brunswick National Theater and the Osnabrück Theater and appeared at the Giessen City Theater as the devil in Jaromir Weinberger's Schwanda, the Bagpiper.
Additionally he sang the world premiere of Clint Borzoni's song cycle The Hidden Singer for bass voice and string quartett for Musica Marin in San Francisco.

In the summer of 2017 he gave his critically acclaimed North American debut in the West Edge Opera production of Vicente Martin y Soler's The Chastity Tree and with a song recital. In December of 2017 he returned to the San Francisco Bay Area for another recital, this time for Opera Parallèle and the Legion of Honor.

From 2005 to 2016, he was a member of the ensemble at the Brunswick National Theater in Germany, where he portrayed more than fifty roles, including two that were broadcast on national radio and later pubished on CD.

In addition to the classic repertoire, he participated in many rediscoveries and world premieres, among others in the opening production for the 14th Munich Biennale for New Music Theater.

In the productions of Jake Heggie’s For a Look or a Touch and Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park Mr. Roesner was not only involved as the male lead, but he also wrote the official German translations.

His portrayal of Joe Gillis in the musical Sunset Boulevard, his first major musical role, was highly critically acclaimed in the specialized German press. In 2018 he returned to the piece in a new role. At the Cottbus National Theater he now sang Max von Mayerling.

Mr. Roesner is an avid concert- and lied-singer and has performed a wide range of repertoire, ranging from renaissance music to world premieres.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Webber: Sunset Boulevard Max Von Meyerling Immediately Staatstheater Cottbus und Philharmonisches Orchester der Staatstheaters Cottbus 2019
Webber: Sunset Boulevard Max Von Meyerling Immediately Stadttheater Bremerhaven 2019
Webber: Sunset Boulevard Max Von Meyerling Immediately Stadttheater Bremerhaven 2019
Verdi: Rigoletto Marullo 24 hours Theater Osnabrück Und Osnabrücker Symphonieorchester 2018
Program suggestion Other Immediately Stadttheater Giessen 2018


German National Academic Foundation scholarship
Richard Wagner Bursary Fund scholarship