Biography Renatus Mészár

Renatus Mészár was born in Laubach near Frankfurt in Germany. His first musical education he received at the piano and as a member of the boys choir of his hometown. After his high school exams he studied church music at the Academy of music and drama in Hamburg, changing his subject after three years to opera singing. His teachers in Hamburg and later on at the Academy of music in Munich were Annie Schoonus, Brigitte Faßbaender and Irmgard Hartmann-Dressler. He gave his opera debut, still at University, at the Munich Biennale.
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He started his career as a member of the broadcasting choir in Hamburg, before entering the ensemble of the Braunschweig state theater as a "young bass" and then changed to the Municipal Theater of Münster. Following stations of his career were the theaters in Würzburg, Schwerin, Weimar and Bonn. Since season 2012 / 2013 he is a member of the ensemble of the Badische Staatstheater in Karlsruhe, in which theater he appears - amongst other roles - as Wotan in the current Ring-cycle and next season as Orest in "Elektra" and Golaud in "Pelleéas et Mélisande".

His repertoire contains all big parts in Wagner's operas, such as King Mark, Wotan, Wanderer, Dutchman, Hans Sachs, Amfortas and lots of other roles of his Fach (amongst others Figaro, Leporello, King Filippo, Zaccaria, Boris Godunow, Boris in Lady Macbeth Of Mzensk), a total of more than 75 roles. He was guesting at numerous renowned opera houses, such as Hamburg, Hannover, Berlin (Komische Oper), Munich (Gärtnerplatz), Vienna (Volksoper), Kassel and Klagenfurt. He also appeared at the Festivals of Erl, Merzig, Munich Biennale and Ruhr-Triennale.

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Besides his work as an opera singer Renatus Mészár could build up a broad concert repertoire which covers the span from Monteverdi to contemporary music, including most diverse recital programs. Numerous recordings for broadcasting companies, TV, CD and DVD prove his versatility.

The awardee of several international singing competitions worked together with renowned orchestras such as (amongst others) Radio Symphony Orchestra of the North- and the Western German Radio, the Cologne and the Munich Radio Orchestra, the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orquestra Nacional in Madrid under such conductors as Frans Brüggen, Michael Boder, Gustav Kuhn, Sir Neville Marriner, Jun Märkl, Eiji Oue, Helmuth Rilling and Semyon Bychkov and directors like Stephen Lawless, Tobias Kratzer, Keith Warner and Yuval Sharon.