Marcus Jupither

"Marcus Jupither is the restless flying Dutchman: an enormous  personality and a gorgeous voice: cultivated and strong, colourful, articulated, no pressure, no weakness. A perfect choice and a convincing actor."

Marcus Jupither was born in Stockholm and studied at the Royal Swedish Music Academy and the Opera-Academy. The bass baritone has acquired a large repertoire, reaching from Don Giovanni to Holländer and from Graf Luna to George Benton. In 2001 he was nominated as Best Actor of the Year for his portrayal of Wozzeck at the Prague Spring Festival. Shortly after that, he performed in the title role of the opera Macbeth, written especially for him by the Swedish composer Jan Sandström.

From 2003 to 2011 Marcus Jupither has had great success at the Royal Opera Stockholm as Carlo Gérard, Renato, Scarpia, Rigoletto, Tomsky, Dr. Falke, Macbeth, Boris Ismailov and Orest. One of his most celebrated signature roles is Alberich which he could be heard in already at the Opéra National de Paris, the Royal Opera Stockholm, Den Norske Opera, Den Nye Opera Bergen, Värmland Opera Karlstad, Latvian National Opera as well as at the Badische Staatstheater Karlsruhe. As Wotan (Die Walküre) he also could be seen at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düseldorf. The most acclaimed debuts in the last few years were Barak (Die Frau ohne Schatten) at the Badisches Staatstheater, Holländer at the Salzburger Landestheater as well as Frank in the new production of 'Die Tote Stadt' at the Wermland Opera in 2016.

In 2017, he returned to the Hungarian State Oper in his signature role as Alberich (Siegfried). In season 2017-18, he was guest as Priest Gregoris in 'The Greek Passion' at Wermland Opera and in autumn 2018, he will sing Sancho Panca (Don Quichotte) at the Folkoperan Stockholm.

Marcus Jupither has worked with important conductors such as Ivor Bolton, Sylvain Cambreling, Paul Daniel, Sir Colin Davis,  Manfred Honeck, Cornelius Meister, Kent Nagano, Andris Nelsons, Neeme Järvi, Muhai Tang and Péter Halász. In 2008 he received the Birgit-Nilsson-Prize in Stockholm.

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