The Austrian baritone Mathias Hausmann has become widely recognized for a series of international TV, DVD, and CD productions from the Salzburg Festival, the Teatro alla Scala and the Mörbisch Festival.
After finishing his degree in London where he was a member of the National Opera Studio by a sholarship from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, he was immediately hired by opera Graz where he stayed for two seasons. From 2004 to 2006, he has been a member of the Volksoper in Vienna.
Hausmann studied with Karl Ernst Hoffmann in Graz, Walter Berry in Vienna, and Ryland Davies at the Royal College of Music in London. He also worked with singers such as Sir Thomas Allen, Cecilia Bartoli, Christa Ludwig, Thomas Quasthoff, Ileana Cotrubaş and Thomas Hampson.
His roles include the Mozart-baritones, especially Il Conte Almaviva, which he recently sang in a new production at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, but also roles of the italian repertoire like Marcello in La Bohème (Copenhagen), Lescaut and Sharpless (Leipzig) and Giorgio Germont in La Traviata among others. Recently he became more focused on the german repertoire, singing Orest in Elektra and Amfortas, both at Leipzig opera where he also made his debut as Wolfram in Tannhäuser.
Mathias Hausmann frequently performs at festivals such as Salzburg and Edinburgh, the London Handel Festival, the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, Klangbogen and Osterklang Vienna. He has performed at such venues as Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Teatro di San Carlo in Naples; the opera houses of Antwerp, Gent and Bern; the Bunka Kaikan Hall in Tokyo; the Teatro Teresa Careño in Caracas; Wigmore Hall London; Gewandhaus Leipzig; Herkulessaal and Prinzregententheater Munich; at the Philharmonie in Munich and Cologne; the Philharmonie in Luxembourg, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and the Vienna State Opera, Konzerthaus, Musikverein and the Kennedy Center in Washington.
He has performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Mozart Players, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra, Stuttgart’s Bach Academy, the Symphonieorchester des BR, the Stuttgart Philharmonic, the Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig, the Haydn Philharmonie Eisenstadt and the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg. Conductors with whom he has worked include Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Chailly, Karel Mark Chichon, Sir Colin Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Adam Fischer, Asher Fisch, Enoch zu Guttenberg, Julia Jones, Ton Koopman, Yannick Nézet- Séguin, Hellmuth Rilling, Alexander Prior, Ulf Schirmer and Sebastian Weigle.
The 2015/16 season included his return to the Kennedy Center in Washington with a recital and his debut with the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra, singing Brahm’s A German Requiem with Helmuth Rilling. In spring he will be singing Danilo in Lehar’s Merry Widow with Volksoper Wien in Tokyo, followed by a tour with recitals of songs by Liszt, Loewe and Korngold with pianist Eduard Kutrowatz.