Biography English

The Marburg-based tenor Hubert Schmid studied voice at the Richard-Strauss Konservatorium (Richard-Strauss academy of music) in Munich and was member of the Bavarian theatre academy. He took master classes with Franzisco Araiza, Inge Borkh, Regina Resnik and Siegfried Jerusalem. With Edwin Scholz and Donald Sulzen he shared his early fascination for Lied singing.

Guest appearances in Italy (i.e. Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Teattro alla Scala), France, Spain and followed his debut at the Bayrische Staatsoper Bavarian State Opera. He performed with challenging conductors like Peter Maag, Ivor Bolton, Roberto Abbado, Gustav Kuhn and demanding directors like August Everding, David Alden and George Tabori. Hubert Schmid is special award winner of the Alexander-Girardi-Contest. In the many recordings and TV performances together with the vocal ensemble “die Jungen Tenöre” (“The Young Tenors”) he proves the consummate showman. His opera repertoire includes the part of Tamino (The Magic Flute), of Barinkay (The Gypsy Baron), of Max (Freischütz), Don José (Carmen) and Florestan (Fidelio) among others.

Numerous performances in festivals, operetta and oratorio concerts display yet another of Hubert Schmid´s key areas. He performs pieces like Die Schöpfung (J. Haydn) Petite Messe Solennelle and Messa di Gloria (G. Rossini), Lobgesang (Mendelssohn), 9. Sinfonie (Beethoven) und Verdi´s Requiem.

However, the versatile world of lied singing exert a particular fascination on Hubert Schmid, an effect never failing to be carried over to the audience at Lied recitals for example at the Richard-Strauss-Festival in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in Karlovy Vary, Bad Urach and in radio recordings for the radio stations Bayrischer Rundfunk and DeutschlandRadio.