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Bass Baritone

Karel

Martin Ludvik

Born in Montreal, Canada, Karel has been a member of the ensemble of the Aalto Opera Essen since

2016.

In 2017-18 he will perform the roles of Heerrufer (Lohengrin), Micha (The Bartred Bride), Sprecher (Die Zauberflöte), Benoit (La Boheme), Frank (Die Fledermaus), Mandarino (Turandot), Zweiter Soldat (Salome), Obigny (Traviata), Senator de la Croix (Eine Nacht in Venedig) at the Aalto Opera Essen.

Recently performed roles include Fra Melitone (La forza del destino), Pistola (Falstaff), Sprecher (Zauberflöte), Oberthal (Le Prophete), Melot (Tristan und Isolde), Feri Bacsi (die Csárdásfürstin), Antonio (Le nozze di Figaro), Crespel, Spalanzani, Schlemil (Les contes d’Hoffmann), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Fiorello (Barbiere di Siviglia), Zar/Inquisitor (Candide), Schwarzer Minister (Le Grand Macabre), Morbio (die schweigsame Frau), Lovec and covered Vodník (Rusalka).

Guest engagements include Hannover State Opera, Aalto Opera Essen, Tyrolean State Opera Innsbruck, Hessen State Opera Wiesbaden, Oldenburg State Opera, Dutch National Opera, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Musiktheater am Revier, Gelsenkirchen Harpa Rekjavik, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Merkin Hall New York, Rotterdam Opera Festival, Mozart Festival Augsburg among others.

Performances on the concert stage include Concertgebouw Amsterdam, De Doelen Rotterdam, Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, Circulo de Bellas Artes Madrid, Palau Moja Barcelona, as well as Montreal’s Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur and Oscar Peterson Hall among others.

– Event –

Calendar

september, 2018

No Events

– Opera –

Repertoire

J.S. Bach DIE MATTHAEUSPASSION (staged) (Christus)
Bernstein CANDIDE Inquisitor/Zar/Bearman (EN)
Britten OWEN WINGRAVE Owen (EN)
Charpentier DAVID ET JONATHAS (scenes) Saul (FR)
LA DESCENTE D’ORPHEE Appolon and Titye (FR)
MEDEE Un Fantomne (FR)
Dvorak RUSALKA Lovec (Jäger) (CZ)
Cover: Vodník (Wassermann) (CZ)
Harburg Wizard of Oz Uncle Henry and Doorman
(Music EN, Text DE)
Herbert THE NAUGHTY MARIETTA (Silas Slick)
Kalman DIE CSARDASFURSTIN (Feri Bacsi)
Ligeti LE GRAND MACABRE Schwarzer Minister (DE)
Meyerbeer LE PROPHETE Oberthal
Monteverdi IL RITORNO D’ULISSE IN PATRIA Antinoo and Il Tempo (IT)
Mozart DON GIOVANNI Commendatore (IT)
Masetto (IT)
IDOMENEO Nettuno (IT)
DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE Papageno and Sprecher (DE)
Offenbach LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN (Four Villains, Crespel, Spalanzani, Schlemil)
Poulenc LES DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES Marquis de la force (FR)
Puccini MANON LESCAUT Sergente and Oste (IT)
Rossini BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (Fiorello)
R. Strauss DIE SCHWEIGSAME FRAU Morbio (DE)
Svoboda MARTIN STREDA Martin (EN)
Telemann DON QUICHOTTE Comacho (DE)
Turnage GREEK Father und Manager (EN)
Verdi FALSTAFF Pistola (IT)
Verdi LA FORZA DEL DESTINO Fra Melitone (IT)
Verdi LA TRAVIATA Marchese d’Obigny (IT)
Wagemanns ANDREAS WEENT Tolk and Stadwachter (NL)
Wagner TRISTAN UND ISOLDE Melot
Zimmermann DIE SOLDATEN Offizier (DE)
Roles In Preparation
Mozart Don Giovanni Leporello (IT)
Mozart Le nozze di Figaro Figaro (IT)
Puccini La Boheme Benoit
Puccini Turandot Mandarino
Smetana Die Verkaufte Braut Micha
J. Strauss Die Fledermaus Frank
R. Strauss Salome Zweiter Soldat
Wagner Götterdämmerung Gunther
Wagner Lohengrin Der Heerrufer
Wagner Das Rheingold Donner (DE)
– Concert + Recital –

Concert Repertoire

Bach B minor Mass (Bass and Baritone solos) (LT)
Bach Cantata BWV 56 “Kreuzstab”
Bach Cantata BWV 56 “Kreuzstab”
Bach Die Matthäuspassion (Christus and arias) (DE)
Bach Das Weihnachtsoratorium (DE)
Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem (DE)
Bruckner F minor Mass (LT)
Fauré Requiem (LT)
Gubaidulina Perception
Händel The Messiah (EN)
Händel Dixit Dominus (LT)
Mahler Das Klagende Lied (DE)
Mozart Credomesse (LT)
Mozart Requiem (LT)
Pärt Passio (LT)
Raminsh In Widening Circles (world premiere) (EN)
Schubert Masses in G and Eb major (LT)

Contact Karel

Neill Thornborrow
Telephone: +49 211 578 051
Fax: +49 211 553 498
Email: thornborrow.agent@t-online.de
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