Dear friends, honored audience,

Andris Nelsons, Bernard Haitink, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Charles Dutoit, Franz Welser-Möst, Masaaki Suzuki and Enoch zu Guttenberg I will meet again on the concert stages in the upcoming season 2016/2017: in the Vienna Musikverein, the Milan Teatro alla Scala, the Boston Symphony Hall, the Severance Hall Cleveland and in the Munich Gasteig.

I am looking forward to my debuts in the Danish National Symphony Orchestra under Michael Schoenwandt in Schumann’s ‘Faust scenes’ as ‘demon’, in the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Britten’s ‘War Requiem’ and to my first collaboration with Mariss Jansons in the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Broadcasting.
Here I have the honor to launch „Requiem-Strophen“ by Wolfgang Rihm, who is my highly honored colleague at the Karlsruhe Hochschule for Music, in the Munich Herkulessaal as well as in the Lucerne KKL.
For the first time I will sing Verdi’s ‘Requiem’ under Dr. Beat Raaflaub in Basel. With this work he would like to end his artistic career and it is nice to have the privilege to join. Having received in the Knabenkantorei Basel under his leadership an important basis for my path. This is where a circle closes.
With my debut in the Karlsruhe Oratorien choir under my honored colleague Carsten Wiebusch I will honor the jubilee Max Reger and perform one of my favorite parts, Mendelssohn’s ‘Elias’ with the Kurrende Tübingen in the hallowed Collegiate Church.

In this season I also will sing again an opera: Claude Debussy’s ‘Pelléas et Mélisande’ with the Cleveland Orchestra under Franz Welser-Möst. The part of Golaud I already sang under Michael Gielen and Sir Simon Rattle in the legendary production of Ruth Berghaus in the Berlin States Opera.

The song is represented too: Besides the already mentioned stages in Munich and Lucerne, in the legendary London Wigmore Hall with Hendrik Heilmann at the piano, moreover Mahler’s ‘Rückert-Lieder’ in the Strasbourg Palais de la Musique with the Strasbourg Orchestre Philharmonique under Marko Letonia and in the Hungerer Castle with Matthias Alteheld at the grand piano.
In the Hungen Castle where my father used to live I spent some time in my childhood. Here I performed one of my first concertinos. Even here a circle closes.

I appreciate being able to organize song, concert and opera with such excellent colleagues and friends on familiar and new stages.

It is a privilege to be able to pass this knowledge to my students at the Karlsruhe Hochschule for Music. On our particularly beautiful ‘Campus one – Castle Gottesaue’ the look beyond our horizons is common: in the ‘open classes’ colleagues as well as students gain insight to the different working methods of the teaching colleagues, all of them being experienced pedagogues and artist personalities. In public master courses we meet international special musicians like Thomas Hampson, Christa Ludwig, Peter Schreier and others.
In the winter semester 2016/17 Brigitte Fassbaender and Teresa Berganza will join us.
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Yours, Hanno Müller-Brachmann