Thorsten Büttner

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    Thorsten Büttner in Mazeppa (Seizoen 2008-2009)

  • Copyright Annemie  Augustijns

    Thorsten Büttner in Mazeppa (Seizoen 2008-2009)

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Lenski in Jevgeni Onegin

Biography

Thorsten Büttner is a member of the ensemble of young singers at Flanders Opera.

Education
Staatsoper Stuttgart (as boy soprano)
Mozarteum Salzburg (Boris Bakow, Lilian Sukis, Breda Zakotnik)
Yehudi Menuhin Foundation scholarship, 2006
Salzburger Festspiele 1st Young Singers Project in 2008
Master classes Christa Ludwig, Thomas Quasthoff, Franz Grundheber, …

Highlights
Aeneas/Dido and Aeneas; Erste Gefangene/Fidelio (Chiemgau Festival, München)
Tamino/Die Zauberflöte;  Tybalt/Roméo et Juliette Cassio/Otello (Salzburger festspiele 2008, cover); Rodolfo/La Bohème

Prizes
International Singing Competition Schloss Laubach, 2007
Lilli Lehmann medaille, Mozarteum Salzburg

Worked with
Sir Roger Norrington, Ivor Bolton, Mozarteum Orchestra in Salzburg, Andres Orozco-Estrada, Heiko Mathias Förster, Johann-Strauss-Orchester, …

Recent productions
Ensemble Flanders Opera: Iskra/Mazeppa; Premier Philistin/Samson et Dalila; Andres/Wozzeck; Il Principe Yamadori/Madama Butterfly; Alchemist,Señor 2,Sultan Ahmet,Crook/Candide; Le Conte de Lerme,Le Herault/Don Carlos; Bob Boles/Peter Grimes, 2009-2010

Recently engaged in

  • Pyotr Illich Tchaikovsky’s seventh grand opera Mazeppa is a timeless parable of the laws of social change and the continuously...
  • A surprisingly topical opera about the mechanisms of fanaticism: thebiblical story of Samson and Delilah is an exemplary illustration ofhow reconciliation is found wanting...
  • Although the story of Wozzeck , which is based on Georg Büchner’s impressive dramatic fragment Woyzeck , is...
  • Madame Butterfly is the drama of a Japanese geisha who, in her love for a man from a foreign culture, exchanges her...
  • Candide, an illegitimate child of noble origin, and his secret love, Lady Cunegonde, live together with their retinue in the ‘best of all possible...
  • Don Carlos, the son of King Philip II of Spain, has decided to go his own way, both politically and in his private life....
  • Jevgeni Onegin is the typical ‘superfluous man’ commonly encountered in 19th-century Russian literature: cultivated, intelligent and sensitive, but incapable of emotional commitment and of finding...
  • In Memphis, the ancient city of the pharaohs, there is tension in the air. Egypt’s eternal enemy Ethiopia is preparing to invade the...