Markus Nieminen

Markus Nieminen

Baritone

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2015Sibelius: Kullervo, Op. 7Kullervo
2015Sibelius: Kullervo, Op. 7Kullervo

Bio

  Baritone Markus Nieminen graduated from Sibelius Academy, Finland, with a Master's degree in Music, after which he continued his studies with Professor Gerhard Kahry at the Vienna Music Academy. During that time, Markus frequently participated in masterclasses with well-respected teachers such as Tom Krause, Rudolf Bautz and Thomas Hampson. Performing as a freelancer since 2005, Markus has sung a wide range of roles at Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, including Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Jeletski (The Queen of Spades), Conte (The Marriage of Figaro), Dandini (La Cenerentola), Papageno (The Magic Flute), Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte) and the title role in Jukka Linkola's Robin Hood. He has also made guest appearances at the State Opera in Hamburg, Semperoper Dresden, Vienna Volksoper and he has performed in opera houses in Basel, Antwerp, Gent and St. Gallen. From 2001 until 2005, Markus was a member of the solo ensemble at the Vienna State Opera. There he sang Belcore (L'elisir d'amore), Schaunard (La Boheme), Sprecher (The Magic Flute), Jonny (Jonny spielt auf/Jonny plays), Ping (Turandot), and Melot (Tristan und Isolde). Markus' operatic repertoire is expansive and diverse, with roles such as Scarpia (Tosca),Marcello (La Boheme), Figaro (The Barbiere of Seville), Achilles (Penthesilea) and the title role in Don Giovanni being amongst his favourites to perform. Though he is known for his rich-timbred, wide-ranging, expressive vocal ability and his commanding, athletic on-stage presence whilst upon the opera stage, he is equally at home performing Lied, oratorio and orchestral works. Modern repertoire is a particular favourite and suits his flexible and expansive
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Sibelius: Kullervo, Op. 7 Kullervo Immediately Euskadi Orchestra 2015
Sibelius: Kullervo, Op. 7 Kullervo Immediately Pannon Philharmonic 2015