Bartolo Musil

trained as a composer, pianist, and singer, has been working as a musician from his early childhood. He studied at the Universities of Vienna, Salzburg and Detmold with teachers such as Walter Berry and Thomas Quasthoff. At present he is coached by the belcanto experts Michael Aspinall and Gioacchino Zarrelli.

Already as a student he received numerous awards and grants, and was recently awarded the First Prize at the International Competition “Concours de la Mélodie française” in Toulouse.

Bartolo Musil's repertoire reaches from Renaissance and early Baroque up to contemporary experimental opera. As a concert and opera singer he has sung important parts at the Chigiana Festival in Siena (Atenaide by Vivaldi, broadcasted by the RAI) in the Vienna Musikverein (e.g. staged Monteverdi madrigals in the Great Hall) and Konzerthaus, the Berlin Festival, the Berlin Philharmonie (Messiah and The Creation), the Holland Belcanto Festival, the Festival of Early Music in Innsbruck, the festival Carinthischer Sommer, the Stephaniensaal Graz, the Cathedrals of Berlin and Vienna, the Vienna Kammeroper, Neue Oper Wien (Le Balcon by Eötvös), and many others.

When he, after only two weeks of preparation, took on the title role of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo in a big production of the German festival “Antikenfestspiele” in Trier, he achieved a particular success with the audience and press, and was listed in “Who’s Hot” in the magazine “Opera Now”.

Bartolo Musil has worked with the Venice Baroque Orchestra, conducted by Andrea Marcon, the Wiener Klangforum, the Ensemble Kontrapunkte, the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, the SWR-Orchester, the Orpheus Kammerorchester, the Savaria Baroque Orchestra, Armonio Tributo , conduced by Lorenz Duftschmid, and directors such as Pet Halmen and Achim Freyer. Song recitals, radio and CD productions and his cabaret duo illie&bart complete his activities.

As a composer Bartolo Musil has written commissioned works for several important venues.

In early 2007 his first solo CD "Virtuosity - il Baritono Barocco" was released by the Italian label Bongiovanni.

In 2009/10 he interprets the role of Papageno, and then Pluto in Telemann's "Orpheus" at the opera house of Magdeburg/Germany; the latter production is co-produced with Opera Fuoco Paris.

Bartolo Musil   Bariton
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