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. His first engagement as a soloist he held in Braunschweig as a "young bass", as his contract said. Then he changed to the Municipal Theater in Münster for new challenges. Following stations were the theaters in Würzburg, Schwerin, Weimar and Bonn. Since the season 2012 / 2013 Renatus Mészár is an ensemble member of the State Theater in Karlsruhe, where he recently was the Wotan in the new Ring Cykle (which parts he also sings this summer in the Ring-cyckles in Minden / Wetfalia), as well as Orestes in "Elektra" and, since end of June the Golaud in "Pelléas et Mélisande" from Claude Debussy. The season 2019 / 2020 will bring his debut of Wozzeck in "Wozzeck" from Alban Berg. During the past seasons he could interpret nearly every important part in Richard Wagner´s operas written for his voice-type.

Besides those roles (such as King Mark, Wotan, Wanderer, Dutchman, Hans Sachs, Amfortas) he holds many other big roles of his fach in his repertoire (besides others: Figaro, Leporello, Philippo II., Zaccaria, Boris Godunow, Boris in "Lady Macbeth from Mzensk" of Shostakovich), together with important world premieres and German premieres (main roles for example in operas of Péter Eötvös, Friedrich Cerha and Philippe Boesmans), a total of more than 75 roles. He appeard as a guest singer in many renowned opera houses, for example in Hamburg, Hannover, Berlin (Komische Oper), Munich (Gärtnerplatz), Vienna (Volsoper). Kassel and Klagenfurt, and many others, as well as at festivals in Erl, Merzig, Munich Biennale, and the Ruhr-Triennale.

For upcoming projects please see the calendar.

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.

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