Martin Muehle

Photo: Simon Pauly
German-Brazilian tenor Martin Muehle was born in Porto Alegre in Brazil and studied at the Musikhochschule in Lübeck, Germany. He has been praised for his vocal prowess and dramatic intensity on stage in some of the most challenging tenor roles.

Mr. Muehle began the 2023-2024 season singing Cavaradossi and Calaf at Deutsche Oper Berlin, followed by a revival of Nuria Espert’s esteemed production of "Turandot" in Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu. Muehle’s Calaf was also recently heard at Teatro Real Madrid, Opernhaus Zürich, and the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam. Other highlights of recent seasons include his jump-in at Opéra de Monte Carlo in the title role of "Andrea Chénier", his debut of "Otello" at Staatsoper Hannover, performances of the title role of "Lohengrin" at Oper Leipzig, and his long-awaited debut as Cavaradossi at Staatsoper Stuttgart.

Future engagements include Muehle’s role debut as Herman in a new production of Tschaikovsky’s "Pique Dame" at Deutsche Oper Berlin, "Le Villi" at Teatro Regio di Torino, "Turandot" at Teatro Massimo di Palermo, "Tosca" and "Andrea Chénier" at Deutsche Oper Berlin, and "Otello" at Staatsoper Stuttgart.

Martin Muehle’s big break came in 2017 jumping into the title role of "Andrea Chènier" at the Deutsche Oper Berlin at short notice. He quickly established himself as one of the most sought-out spinto-dramatic tenors currently performing. Soon after he sang Don José and Radames in Arena di Verona, Canio in Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Manrico in Seattle Opera, Don José at the Bolshoi Theater, both Turiddu and Canio at The Liceu. He sang Maurizio at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and made his debut at Bayerische Staatsoper as Luigi in Puccini’s "Il Tabarro".

He has worked with distinguished conductors such as Marco Armiliato, Daniel Oren, Nicola Luisotti, Daniel Harding, Antonino Fogliani, Dan Ettinger, Rizzi-Brignoli, and Paolo Carigniani, to name a few. Martin Muehle was a member of the ensemble of the Nationaltheater Mannheim from 2013 to 2015, where he sang all leading roles in his fach, from Don Josè to Lohengrin, in more than 12 productions.

He is also featured on the critically acclaimed Naxos recording of Zandonai’s "Francesca da Rimini" in the role of Paolo il bello with the Philharmonic Orchestra Freiburg under Fabrice Bollon. Muehle’s portrayal of Maurizio in "Adriana Lecouvreur" live from Maggio Musicale is captured on DVD. In South America Martin Muehle made a name for himself singing roles such as Don José in "Carmen" in Brasilia and Buenos Aires, Turiddu in Mascagni’s "Cavalleria rusticana" in Brasilia and Siegmund in "Die Walküre" at Theatro Municipal in São Paulo.

In concert, Mr. Muehle has sung Gounod’s St. Cecilia Mass at the Theatro Municipal in São Paulo, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at the Cathedral of Porto Alegre and at Palácio das Artes in Belo Horizonte, as well as Mahler´s "Das Lied von der Erde" at the Teatro Nacional in Brasilia. Recently he also celebrated successes with "Das Lied von der Erde" conducted by Dan Ettinger in Mannheim and Ludwigsburg, and in his debuts at the Berliner Philharmonie as tenor soloist in Verdi’s "Requiem" with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester and Rundfunkchor Berlin under the baton of Simon Halsey and at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig with the MDR Symphony.


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