Franz Vitzthum, Counter tenor
Franz Vitzthum received his first musical training with the Regensburger Domspatzen. He completed his vocal studies in 2007 with Kai Wessel at the Cologne University of Music. While still a student he won many awards and scholarships. These were soon followed by invitations to perform solo concerts at the Rheingau Music Festival, Handel festivals in Halle, Karlsruhe, and Göttingen, La Folle Journée in Nantes, and Bach Festival Philadelphia. He has collaborated with such conductors as Nicolas McGegan, Hermann Max, Marcus Creed, Daniel Reuss, and Philippe Herreweghe. In addition, he has been involved in numerous opera and oratorio productions, including Scherz, Satire, Ironie und tiefere Bedeutung (D. Glanert), Jephtha and Solomon (Handel), Orfeo (Gluck), Orlando generoso (Steffani), and most recently Spartaco (Porcile) at the Winter Opera in Schwetzingen. Franz Vitzthum is also a highly sought-after chamber music partner, regularly performing concerts with lutenist Julian Behr and the Capricornus Consort Basel, and singing with Stimmwerck, the vocal ensemble he founded. The artist has been involved in over 40 CD productions to date.
The Artist's Homepage: http://www.franzvitzthum.de
Vocal Music by Max Beckschäfer (*1952)
Franz Vitzthum, Counter tenor - Ensemble Stimmwerck - Robert Sellier, Tenor - Christian Rieger, Baritone - Ensemble il capriccio - Christine Hoock, Double Bass - Oliver Fraenzke, Piano