Samuel Hasselhorn

Winner 2018 Queen Elisabeth Competition

Winner 2017 Das Lied International Song Competition


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Young German baritone Samuel Hasselhorn is a member of ensemble of the Wiener Staatsoper, where roles in 2019/20 include Belcore L’elisir d’amore, Figaro Il barbiere di Siviglia and Il conte Le nozze di Figaro.   He studied at the conservatories of Hannover and Paris, and now works with voice teacher Patricia McCaffrey in New York.  Recent awards include 1st Prize at the 2018 Queen Elisabeth Competition and SWR Jungen Opernstars competitions, and the 2017 Das Lied International Song Competition; previous awards and prizes from the Wigmore Hall Song Competition, Hugo Wolf Competition, Young Concert Artists Auditions New York, Nadia and Lili Boulanger Competition Paris, and Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin.

In concert and recital he has appeared at Ravinia Music Festival, Marlboro Festival, Carnegie Hall, Notre Dame de Paris, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Philharmonie Gasteig Munich, Schubertiade Vilabertran and with Malcolm Martineau at the Bath Music Festival; opera performances have included Kaiser Overall in Viktor Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis and Masetto Don Giovanni for the Opéra de Lyon, and his debut at Leipzig Opera. Highlights of 2018/19 include appearances at the Bozar in Brussels, Luxembourg Philharmonic, Theater an der Wien, DeSingel in Antwerp, and in the prestigious Camerata Musica concert series in Cambridge. Collaboration partners include pianists Malcolm Martineau, Graham Johnson, and Justus Zeyen.

Recordings include his first CD Nachtblicke, of lieder by Schubert, Pfitzner and Reimann, on ClassicClips (today: GWK Records), and Dichterliebe with pianist Boris Kusnezow on GWK Records.


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Song Cycles:
S. Barber – Hermit Songs
L.v. Beethoven – An die ferne Geliebte
C. Debussy – Le promenoir des deux amants
G. Mahler – Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Rückert-Lieder
F. Poulenc – Chansons Gaillardes
A.Reimann – Nachtstück I, Nachtstück II
F. Schubert – Die Schöne Müllerin, Winterreise, Schwanengesang
R. Schumann – Dichterliebe, Kerner Lieder, Andersen Lieder
K. Weill – 4 poems of Walt Whitman
R. Vaughan Williams – Songs of Travel, House of Life

C.Ph.E. Bach – Magnificat
J.S. Bach – Matthäuspassion, Johannespassion, Markuspassion, Himmelfahrtsoratorium, Osteroratorium,
Weihnachtsoratorium, H-Moll-Messe, Magnificat, many cantatas
J. Brahms – Ein deutsches Requiem
M. Duruflé – Requiem, Missa cum jubilo
G. Fauré – Requiem
C. Franck – Die sieben letzten Worte Jesu am Kreuz
G.F. Händel – Messiah
J. Haydn – Nelson-Messe
C. Monteverdi – Vespera della beata virgine
W.A. Mozart – Requiem, C-Moll-Messe
C. Orff – Carmina Burana
G. Rossini – Petite Messe Solenelle

Don Giovanni/Masetto (Don Giovanni)
Kaiser Overall (Der Kaiser von Atlantis)
Herr Fluth (Die lusigen Weiber von Windsor)
Guglielmo (Cosí fan tutte)
Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas)
Harlekin – Ariadne auf Naxos
Mercutio – Romeo et Juliette
Marco – Gianni Schicchi
Papageno – Zauberflöte
Pelleas – Pelleas et Mélisande
Conte Almaviva – Le nozzi di Figaro
Billy Budd – Billy Budd
Belcore (L‘elisir d‘amore)
Moralés (Carmen)
Ping (Turandot)
Ottokar (Der Freischütz)
Schaunard (La Bohème)
Figaro (Barbiere di Siviglia)
Dandini (La Cenerentola)
Roucher (Andrea Chenier)
Der Einäugige (Frau ohne Schatten)