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Born in St. Gallen, Switzerland, tenor Matthias Stier attended master classes at the Summer Academy of the Salzburg Mozarteum with Elio Battaglia between 2000 and 2007. 2006 he was awarded the prize for the best participant.
2008 he got his bachelor at the Conservatorium G. Verdi in Turin in “Musica Vocale da Camera“ (magna cum laude) with Professor Erik Battaglia.
Matthias Stier has won several international voice competitions: 2004 got the award for the best lied singer at the Renata Tebaldi Competition in San Marino, 2005 he received the “Calpurnia“-award at the Festival del le Nazioni di Città di Castello, where he debuted in the part of ‘Arlecchino’ in Szymanowski’s opera "Mandragora". At the international voice competitions “Silvio Omizzolo”, Padua 2006, and "Città di Conegliano", 2008, he won 1st prize.
At the opening concert of Festival “Reggio Parma” (2005) he was presented as most promising young singer. He performed several times at the Festival “Settembre Musica MITO (Torino)”, accompanied by pianists like Boris Petrushansky.
Matthias Stier sang in Istanbul the tenor part in Antonin Dvorak’s Requiem with the Borusan Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Choir conducted by Gürer Aykal and debuted in a song recital at Unione Musicale in Turin together with pianist Alexander Lonquich. He gave song recitals at the Teatro Comunale di Treviso as well as in Moscow (with Semjon Skigin) and in Rouen and was heard in Puccini’s Missa di Gloria in Berne.
March 2011 Matthias Stier belongs to the ensemble of Braunschweig Opera, where he made his debut as Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) - followed by Fenton (Falstaff). 2011/12 he will sing more Fenton and more Don Ottavio as well as Adam in concert performances Der Vogelhändler and Tamino (Die Zauberflöte).
During the 2010/11 he participated in Boris Godunov and I Vespri Siciliani at the Teatro Regio in Turin.
Mathias Stier sings:
♦ L. van Beethoven:
♦ J. Brahms:
♦ C. L. Buchardo:
♦ A. Ginastera:
♦ E. Grieg:
♦ C. Guastavino:
♦ F. Schubert:
♦ H. Wolf: