Seasons Schmitt

Severance Hall
January 18 – Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
January 20 – Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

Guest Artist

Maximilian Schmitt

German tenor Maximilian Schmitt sings a wide variety of operatic roles, in concert, and in recital throughout Europe — with a repertoire ranging from Monteverdi and Mozart to Mendelssohn and Mahler. He discovered his love for music as a member of the Regensburger Domspatzen Boys’ Choir, and soon began studies at the Berlin University of the Arts. He began his career as a member of the Young Ensemble of Munich’s Bavarian State Opera. While there, he also made his debut in Salzburg singing Tamino in Mozart’s The Magic Flute. He was subsequently a member of the Ensemble of the Mannheim National Theater for four seasons. Recent performances have included Mahler’s Song of the Earth at the Zermatt Festival, his debut in the title role of Mozart’s Idomeneo in Strasbourg, and his Vienna State Opera debut as Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, as well as singing in recital at London’s Wigmore Hall. His discography includes albums for BR Klassik, Decca, Harmonia Mundi, Oehms Classics, and Phi. He first sang with The Cleveland Orchestra in April 2013 and returned last year to sing the role of the Evangelist in Bach’s Saint John Passion.   For additional information, visit