Hailed as one of the world’s leading tenors, German-Canadian tenor
Michael Schade performs on every major opera stage and in the most
prestigious concert halls of the world. His art form embraces a wide
repertoire of performances in opera, recital, concert, and recording.
A prolific recording artist, Michael Schade has performed in
Bach’s "St. Matthew Passion" with Harnoncourt which was awarded
a Grammy for the best choral work. In a close artistic relationship
with Maestro Harnoncourt, he has also recorded Handel’s "Messiah",
Verdi’s "Requiem", Haydn’s "Orlando Paladino", Mozart’s "Zaide" and
"La clemenza di Tito". Other notable recordings include Mahler’s "Lied
von der Erde" with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Pierre Boulez,
Mozart’s "Requiem" with the Berlin Philharmonic under Claudio Abbado,
and Grammy nominated "Daphne" with Renée Fleming under Semyon Bychkov,
including live recordings of the Mozart Gala at Salzburg Festival. His
list of awards includes three Junos for CBC Records’ "Die schöne
Müllerin" with Malcolm Martineau, Soirée Française
and Mozart: Arie e Duetti. Recently he was featured in live recordings of
"Die schöne Müllerin" with Rudolf Buchbinder at Grafenegg and
DVDs of "Arabella" (Vienna State Opera), "Das Labyrinth" (Salzburg Festival)
and of the "Summer Night Concert" of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
(Schönbrunn) in 2013 under the baton of Lorin Maazel.
In 2007, the Republic of Austria appointed Michael Schade to Kammersänger for his exceptional cultural merits. Mr. Schade was artist-in-residence at the Musikverein in Vienna, featuring his own subscription series in the 2009/10 season. He is the Artistic Director of the Hapag Lloyd Stella Maris International Vocal Competition and, together with Dee McKee, initiator of the Red Ribbon Celebration Concert, a fundraising initiative for the Clinton Health Access Initiative. The Internationale Barocktage Stift Melk has appointed Mr. Schade its Artistic Director through 2019.
-- Biography [text only] from the artist's website.
-- Names which are links in this box and below refer to my interviews elsewhere on my website. BD
© 1999 Bruce Duffie
This conversation was recorded in Chicago on February 25, 1999. Portions were broadcast on WNIB the following year. This transcription was made in 2018, and posted on this website at that time. My thanks to British soprano Una Barry for her help in preparing this website presentation.
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Award - winning broadcaster Bruce Duffie was with WNIB, Classical 97 in Chicago from 1975 until its final moment as a classical station in February of 2001. His interviews have also appeared in various magazines and journals since 1980, and he now continues his broadcast series on WNUR-FM.You are invited to visit his website for more information about his work, including selected transcripts of other interviews, plus a full list of his guests. He would also like to call your attention to the photos and information about his grandfather, who was a pioneer in the automotive field more than a century ago. You may also send him E-Mail with comments, questions and suggestions.