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German baritone André Morsch concluded both his studies in Austria as well as his studies at the Amsterdam Conservatory with Margreet Honig and The New Opera Academy in The Hague with distinction. In 2007 he was the winner of the prestigious 'Internationaler Wettbewerb für Liedkunst' in Stuttgart where he also received the Hermann- Reutter- Prize after previously winning the Prix Bernac at the Ravel Academie in Saint Jean de Luz. In 2005 he was part of Le jardin des Voix, led by William Christie and Les Arts Florissants.
Since September 2011 Andre Morsch is a member of the ensemble at the Staatsoper Stuttgart, where he will perform roles such as Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte (all Mozart), Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos (R. Strauss) and Dandini in La Cenerentola (Rossini).
Recent opera engagements include a.o. The title role in Lully’s Cadmus et Hermione at the Opera Comique in Paris (the DVD of this production was awarded numerous prizes among which the Diapason d'Or and was named DVD of the year 2009 by the Deutsche Schallplattenkritik), Strauss' Harlekin at the Opera Leipzig, Adario in Rameau´s Les Indes Galantes at the Zurich Opera, Achilla in Giulio Cesare at the Opera Stuttgart, Michelotto Cibo in Schreker’s Die Gezeichneten at the De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam, Jake Wallace in Puccini's La Fanciulla del West, The Novice's Friend in Britten's Billy Budd and the 2nd Nazarene in Strauss' Salome, all at De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam. 1st whale hunter in the world premiere of J.P. Wagemans Legende, Sid in Puccini's La Fanciulla del West and Stephano in Martin's Der Sturm, all at the prestigious NPS series at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. De Brétigny in Massenet’s Manon, Ping in Puccini’s Turandot and Simanov in the world premiere of Jan van de Putte’s Wet Snow and Dandini in Rossini's La Cenerentola, all with the National Reis opera of The Netherlands. Morales in Bizet’s Carmen at the Opera of Lausanne and Boris in Shostakovich’s Moskva - Cheremushki at the Opéra de Lyon, and Fritz in Korngold's Die Tote Stadt at the opera of Nancy
André Morsch is also regularly be heard on the concert stage. His wide repertoire includes o.a. Mendelssohn's Elias, Haydn's The Creation, F. Martins Golgotha, both J.S.Bach´s Passions as well as the Christmas Oratorio, Beethoven 9th Symphony, Mozarts Requiem, Händel’s Alexander’s Feast, Belshazzar and Messiah. He performed with orchestras such as the royal Concertgebouw orchestra, the Gewandhausorchester, the Residentie Orchestra of The Hague, The Orchestra of the 18th Century, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Galicia, the Bochumer Symphoniker, Les Talens Lyriques, Le Poeme Harmonique, Les Arts Florissants, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.
André Morsch has had the pleasure to work with conductors such as Frans Bruggen, Jaap van Zweden, Ingo Metzmacher, Christophe Rousset, William Christie, Vincent Dumestre, Nicolas Chalvin,Carlo Rizzi, Ivor Bolton, Reinbert de Leeuw and Edo de Waart.
André Morsch is a sought after recitalist. Most recent appearances include a series of recitals at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Tonhalle in Zurich and the Delft Chamber Music Festival, where he enjoyed wide critical acclaim, together with the pianists Julius Drake and Eildert Beeftink. In 2011 a CD with songs by Hermann Reutter was released.