Martin Muehle

German-Brazilian tenor Martin Muehle has been praised for his vocal prowess and dramatic intensity on stage in some of the most challenging tenor roles.

The highlights of the Saison 2022/23 are Calaf in Barrie Kosky’s new production of Turandot at the Dutch National Opera under the baton of Lorenzo Viotti, Des Grieux (Manon Lescaut) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Calaf at Teatro Real Madrid.

The 2020-21 season saw Mr. Muehle´s house debut at the Oper Frankfurt as Chevalier Renato des Grieux in Puccini´s Manon Lescaut, as well as his role debut as Otello at the Hanover State Opera. He returned to the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Calaf in Puccini’s Turandot, and to the Prague National Theatre for the title role in Andrea Chénier, as well as to the Oper Köln as Don José in Bizet’s Carmen and to the Konzert Theater Bern as Pollione in Bellini´s Norma. As concert soloist he took the stage with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester for an opera gala, as well as with the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker in Liszt´s Faust Symphony.

Mr. Muehle opened the 2019-20 season with his return to Oper Köln as Don José, followed by his debut at the Liceu Theatre in Barcelona as Turiddu in Mascagni’s Cavelleria Rusticana and Canio in Leoncavallo´s Pagliacci conducted by Henrik Nánási. He returned to the Deutsche Oper Berlin in the title role of Giordano’s Andrea Chénier, a role he also portrayed in previous seasons at Teatro Comunale di Modena, Teatro Regio di Parma, Teatro Reggio di Emilia, Fondazione Teatro di Piacenza and the National Theatre in Prague. He was scheduled to return to the Bolshoi Theatre as Don José and to have his house debut at the Grand Théâtre de Genève in 2020-21 as Calaf. Further planned engagements affected by corona included his role debut as Herman in a new production of Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame at Deutsche Oper Berlin, as well as the role of Canio in Pagliacci at The Israeli Opera.

In previous seasons, Mr. Muehle performed Don José in Bizet’s Carmen at Staatsoper Hamburg and at the Bolshoi Theatre, the latter conducted by Tugan Sokhiev. He gave his US and house debut at Seattle Opera as Manrico in Verdi’s Il Trovatore and returned to Oper Köln as Calaf in Turandot, a role he also sang at Deutsche Oper Berlin. He also performed again in Teatro Massimo in Palermo as Canio in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci conducted by Daniel Oren and debuted at Arena di Verona in the roles of Don José and Radames in Verdi’s Aida.

Further highlights from recent seasons include his role and house debut opposite Angela Gheorgiu at Teatro Massimo in Palermo as Maurizio in Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur, his role debut as Manrico in a new production of Il Trovatore at Konzert Theater Bern, as well as his role debut singing the title role in Wagner’s Lohengrin in a new production by Vincent Boussard at Theater St. Gallen. He has also sung Don José at the National Theatre in Prague, Konzert Theater Bern, the Bregenz Festival in 2017 and 2018, Oper Graz, Nationaltheater Mannheim, and Theater St. Gallen and in Buenos Aires.

In prior seasons at Nationaltheater Mannheim, where he was in the ensemble from 2013 to 2015, he portrayed roles such as Hagenbach in Catalani’s La Wally, Faust in Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust, Gabriele Adorno in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra, as well as Puccini roles such as Calaf in Turandot and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, the title role in a new production of Verdi‘s Stiffelio and Fritz in Schreker’s Der ferne Klang, as well as the title role in Wagner’s Lohengrin.

Further past engagements include Andrea Chénier at Teatro Petruzelli in Bari, Des Grieux in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut in São Paolo, Faust in Arrigo Boito’s Mefistofele and Arrigo in Verdi’s I Vespri Siciliani at Theater Freiburg, Pollione in Bellini’s Norma at Theater St. Gallen, Luigi in Puccini’s Il tabarro at Theater Bielefeld, Radames in Aida at the St. Margarethen Festival, Siegmund in Wagner’s Die Walküre at Theater Detmold, and Calaf at Teatro Filarmonico in Verona. In South America Mr. Muehle made a name for himself singing roles such as Turiddu in Brasilia, and Siegmund in Die Walküre in La Plata and at Theatro Municipal in São Paulo, where he also sang Alfonso in Korngold’s Violanta and Guido in Zemlinsky’s Eine florentinische Tragödie.

He has appeared in concert as soloist in Verdi’s Requiem with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester and Rundfunkchor Berlin under the baton of Simon Halsey at the Berlin Philharmonie, as well as at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig with the MDR Symphony, in Das Lied von der Erde conducted by Dan Ettinger in Mannheim and has worked with the Croatian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Zagreb. He has also 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.

He is 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.

Martin Muehle was born in Porto Alegre in Brazil and studied at the Musikhochschule in Lübeck, Germany.