Max von Lütgendorff
Austro-German tenor Max von Lütgendorff has been hailed by critics for his warmly coloured and radiant tenor voice as well as his charming and humorous characterizations in operetta and opera.
At home on the stage, he has appeared in national and international productions and sang Ottokar (Der Zigeunerbaron) at Festspielhaus Füssen, as well as Sándor Barinkay from the same operetta on tour through Germany. He has also performed both tenor roles from Strauss’ Fledermaus, Alfred, and most recently Eisenstein in Wiener Neustadt and at Schlosstheater Schönbrunn, where he also performed Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), and Don Basilio (Le nozze di Figaro).
Guest appearances have taken Max von Lütgendorff to the Salzburg Festival (Al gran sole cirico d’amore), the Landestheater Linz (Lehrbub in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Münster, where he debutet as Pedrillo in Mozart’s Entführung aus dem Serail, and to the Gars am Kamp Festival, where he sang Araldo in Don Carlos. 2016 he sang a solo part (servant) in Strauss’ Capriccio at the Theater an der Wien under maestro Bertrand de Billy. Recent engagements took him to Switzerland, where he was praised for his performance as Jan Janitzki (Bettelstudent) in Zürich. Further roles include Tamino and Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte), Baron Puck (Großherzogin von Gerolstein), Alfredo (La Traviata), and Rodolfo (La Bohème). 2020 will see him give his debut as Florestan in Beethoven’s Fidelio.
In addition to his stage projects, concert engagements have taken him all over Europe, a.o. to Germany, Hungary and Bulgaria. Recent concert appearances include solos in Bach’s St. Matthews Passion and Christmas-Oratorio, Charpentier’s Te Deum, Verdi’s Requiem, and Kodaly’s Missa brevis. Her sang the tenor solo in Mahler’s 8th symphony with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra under maestro Emil Tabakov. In June 2021 he performed Mahler’s “Lied von der Erde” in Sofia – again with the Sofia Philharmonics.
Max von Lütgendorff returned to Vienna to study at the University of Music and performing Arts Vienna, and continues his voice studies privatly with Heidi Brunner, Sylvia Greenberg and Kurt Rydl. Her worked in master-classes with Montserrat Caballé and got new artistic impulses through working with Thomas Quasthoff.