Deutsche Grammophon have announced the exclusive signing of baritone Andrè Schuen. The announcement coincides with Andrè Schuen’s appearance as Guglielmo in Così Fan Tutte at the Salzburg Festival this summer. His debut album for Deutsche Grammophon, a recording of Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin, will be released next spring followed by albums featuring Schubert’s Winterreise and Schwanengesang. Andrè Schuen’s recording of ‘Ungeduld’ from Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin will be digitally released on 7 August 2020 as part of Deutsche Grammophon’s Musical Moments series which presents new tracks from the world’s leading classical musicians.
“It is a true pleasure to welcome Andrè to the Yellow Label” – Dr Clemens Trautmann, President Deutsche Grammophon
“It is a true pleasure to welcome Andrè to the Yellow Label,” noted Dr Clemens Trautmann, President Deutsche Grammophon. “He is a wonderful musician and natural communicator, with an artistic soul that speaks directly to the emotions. Andrè’s profound feeling for words and their poetic expression places him in the line of great lieder interpreters, which fits so well with DG’s commitment to song. He has also made his mark as an opera singer with his rich, warm voice, tremendous stage presence and charisma. We look forward to developing projects that cover Andrè’s wide repertoire and introducing this wonderful singer to new listeners worldwide.”
“I believe there is a hunger now for what song and opera have to offer the human spirit” – Andrè Schuen
Andrè Schuen added, “It is a great honour for me to join Deutsche Grammophon’s family of artists. Following in the footsteps of so many giants, I feel inspired by the company’s remarkable history and creative energy. I believe there is a hunger now for what song and opera have to offer the human spirit, and am delighted that DG is determined to enable as many people as possible to experience this transcendent music.”
Baritone Andrè Schuen is in great demand in opera and as a concert performer and has been praised by Opera Today for the “intelligence and sensitivity” of his lieder singing. He was born and raised in the Ladin area of La Val in South Tyrol, Italy, and speaks three native languages, Italian, German and Ladin, a versatility reflected in his current vocal repertoire. After graduating from the Salzburg Mozarteum in 2010 he earned critical acclaim as one of the few singers to appear in three roles at the same time, as Figaro, Don Giovanni and Guglielmo, in Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s cycle of Mozart’s Da Ponte operas at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.
Andrè Schuen’s recording of ‘Ungeduld’ from Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin will be digitally released on 7 August 2020.