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from celebrated soprano soloist to countertenor

Alois Mühlbacher
Countertenor

Alois Mühlbacher, born in Upper Austria in 1995, has already attracted attention as soloist of the St. Florian Boys' Choir with spectacular CD recordings. At the age of 15, he made his debut at the Vienna State Opera and celebrated great successes on the podiums of international concert halls.

The career of Alois Mühlbacher pursued almost seamlessly from the young soprano soloist to countertenor range. He sang at the opening gala of the new opera house in Vladivostok and at the New Year's Eve concert of the Mozarteum Orchestra in the Großes Festspielhaus Salzburg under Ivor Bolton. At the Großer Musikvereinssaal in Vienna, he appeared on stage as Daniel in Handel's oratorio Susanna, as alto soloist in Bach's Mass in B minor, the St John Passion, the St Matthew Passion and most recently in the Christmas Oratorio under Martin Haselböck. Guest appearances with the Wiener Akademie have taken him to Munich, Los Angeles and Mexico.

For many years he has been closely associated with the Ensemble Ars Antiqua Austria and Gunar Letzbor in concerts (Festival für Alte Musik Utrecht, Festival Resonanzen at the Wiener Konzerthaus, ...) and numerous CD recordings.

In the summer of 2021, he took a leading part in the Telemann opera Pastorelle en Musique under Dorothee Oberlinger (Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci, Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, Musica Bayreuth). This production will soon be released on DVD and CD by Sony.

Together with his piano partner Franz Farnberger, he has already given numerous recitals. His distinctive, supple and versatile voice timbre enables him to perform a wide-ranging repertoire from Schubert to Richard Strauss, which is unusual for countertenors.

He completed acting studies in Linz and studied solo singing at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna with Prof. Uta Schwabe. Alois Mühlbacher lives in Vienna.

February 2022

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