STIER Matthias

  • Mattias Stier presents himself to the audience of Leipzig opera as Nemorino in Roberto Villarzon’s new production of L’Elisir d’Amorein September 2019. 

    As a memebr of the ensemble her will perform in Leipzig during the 2019-20 season  Melot in a new production of Tristan und Isoldeunder Ulf Schirmer, Alfredo in La Traviata, Tamino in a new production of Die Zauberflöteand as Italian Singer in a new productionof Capricciounter Ulf Schirmer.

    Born inSt. Gallen, Switzerland, Matthias Stier first studied at the conservatorio G. Verdi in Turin. He attended master classes with Elio Battaglia at the Summer Academy of the Salzburg Mozarteum, where in 2006 he was awarded the prize for the best participant.

    Today he is working with Roberto Bellotti in Milan. 

    Matthias Stier has won several international voice competitions: 2004 he received the award for the best lied singer at the Renata Tebaldi Competition in San Marino, 2005 he received the Calpurnia-award at the Festival del­le 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 1stprice.

    2010/11 he was heard at the Teatro Regio in Turin in Boris Godunovand in I Vespri Siciliani.

    From 2011 to 2019 Matthias Stier belonged to the ensemble of Oper Braunschweig, where he performed, among others, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Fenton in Falstaff, Adam in concert performances of Carl Zeller’s Der Vogelhändler, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Ferrandoin Così fan tutte, Alfredo in La Traviata, Nemorino in L’Elisir d’AmoreL’heure espagnole/Le Rossignol, Händel’s Saul, Bernstein’s West Side Story, Jenö Hubay’s Anna Karenina, Jonas in Meyerbeer’s Le Prophète, Freddy Eynsford-Hill in Loewe’s My fair Lady, Abate in Giordano’s Andrea Chénier, Edgar in Hermann’s Wuthering Heights, Mads in Egk’s Peer Gynt, Duca in Rigolettoand he participated in new  productions of Offenbach’s Les Brigandsand Tchaikovskij’s The Queen of Spadesas well as the world creation Peter Aderhold’s Orlando.

    In fall 2013 he guested as Fenton in a new production Falstaffin Ravenna.

    2015 he sang the same part in Reggio Emilia and – conducted by Riccardo Muti – at Ravenna Festival and in Oviedo.

    As a concert singer he performed several times at the Festival Settembre Musica MITO in Turi­nand sang Dvorak’s Requiem in Istanbul, Puccini’sMissa di Gloria and Haydn’sSchöpfungin Berne,the world creation of Andrea Portera’s Tagete e la terra dell’arcobalenoat Stresa Festival, Schuberts Mass in E flat major in Florenz, and 2014 Beethoven’s 9th symphony in Cortona conducted by Daniele Rustioni and Schubert’s mass in F major in Basel conducted by Kevin Griffiths. In 2017 he performed masses by Johan Sebastian Bach in Braunschweig and Handel’s Messiahin Madrid.

    Matthias Stier gave song recitals in Turin, at the Teatro Comunale in Treviso, in Moscow and in Rouen with accompanists such as Alexander Lonquich and Semjon Skigin. Lately he was heard with Schumann’s Dichterliebein Dresden.