Bartolo Musil

has been working as a musician from his early childhood.
He studied at the Universities of Vienna, Salzburg and Detmold Composition (Gerhard Wimberger, Erich Urbanner) and Voice with teachers such as Walter Berry and Thomas Quasthoff. Additionally he attended private tuition and masterclasses with Edith Mathis, Cornelia Kallisch, Kurt Widmer, Jessica Cash, Rudolph Piernay, and others.
He received numerous awards and grants, such as a recent First Prize at the International Competition of Toulouse.

Bartolo Musil's repertoire reaches from Renaissance and early Baroque up to contemporary experimental opera.
As a concert singer he has performed important tasks in many major venues, such as in the Vienna Musikverein (e.g. staged Monteverdi madrigals in the Great Hall) and Konzerthaus, the Berlin Philharmonie ("Messiah" and "The Creation"), the Holland Belcanto Festival, the Festival of Early Music in Innsbruck, concerts of the Jeunesses musicales, the festival Carinthischer Sommer, the Stephaniensaal Graz, the Cathedrals of Berlin and Vienna, and many others.
As an opera singer he was especially successfull as Monteverdi's Orfeo at the festival Antikenfestspiele Trier (production by Pet Halmen), and at the Berlin Festival in a main role in the newly discovered baroque opera "La fede ne' tradimenti" by Attilio Ariosti). He was also invited by the Holland Belcanto Festival (leading roles in operas by Donizetti, Mozart, and Righini), as second cast of the title role in the premičre of "Macbeth" by Salvatore Sciarrino in a coproduction of the Schwetzingen festival and the Frqnkfurt Opera (director: Achim Freyer) , by the Neue Oper Wien ("Le Balcon" by Eötvös), for a tour (main role in Mozart's "Zaide" with the Wiener Akademie, postponed) with Martin Haselböck, and many others.
At these occasions he worked with the Wiener Klangforum, the Ensemble Kontrapunkte, the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, the SWR-Orchester, the Orpheus Kammerorchester, and directors such as Pet Halmen and Achim Freyer.
Song recitals, radio and CD productions complete his activities.

Apart from activities as a tutor, coach, choir conductor, and pianist, Bartolo Musil is also a successfull cabaret artiste with his duo illie&bart.
As a composer he has written commissioned works for the Vienna Musikverein, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the festival Carinthischer Sommer, and the Jeunesses Musicales.

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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