Marcus Jupither

Marcus Jupither made his professional operatic debut as Don Giovanni at the Court theatre of Ulriksdal ”Confidencen” directed by Johannes Schaaf.
The following years he made a great variety of roles in theatres like The Royal Opera in Stockholm, Volksoper, Stockholm, Malmö Operan and Musictheatre of Värmland. He sang roles such as Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus), Riccardo (I puritani), Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Dunois (The maid of Orléans), Carlo Gérard and Roucher (Andrea Chénier), Escamillo, Moralés and Dancaïre (Carmen), Marcello and Schaunard (La bohème) and Jim in The Glassmenagerie by Antonio Bibalo.In 1999 he made his first Wozzeck, at the Gothenburg Opera, with director David Radok and conductor Elgar Howarth, a role he later repeated at the Czech National Opera in the Prague Spring Festival a performance that rendered him a nomination for Best Actor in The Czech Republic in 2001. In the same year he also created Macbeth in a new opera based on the Shakespeare character by Swedish composer Jan Sandström, a role that was especially written for him.
He made his first Ford in Verdi`s Falstaff, in the Verdi centenary year of 2001, at the summer festival of Aix-En-Provence under the direction Herbert Wernicke.He was also invited by the Théatre La Monnaie/ De Munt in Bruxelles to do the role of Kuligin in Christoph Marthalers production of Kat´a Kabanová and during the year of 2002 he sang Dr. Schön in Berg´s Lulu at the Gothenburg Opera. His stage debut in Germany was as Ritter Roland in Schubert`s Fierrabras at the Städtischen Bühnen of Frankfurt.
During the summers of 2003 and 2004 he sang Renato in Un ballo in maschera at the Court theatre of Ulriksdal ”Confidencen”.
This role was followed by Scarpia in the critically acclaimed version of Tosca at the Stockholm Folkopera.In the 2005/2006 season Marcus Jupither sang Boris Ismailow in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and Alberich in Das Rheingold in a concert performance with the Gothenburg Symphony orchestra conducted by Kent Nagano as well as with the Royal Opera, Stockholm. In 2006 he sang Alberich also at the De Norske Opera, Oslo, in Bergen and at the Latvian National Opera. In the same year he appeared as Count Luna (Il trovatore) at the Royal Opera Stockholm as well as George Benton (Dead Man Walking) at the Malmö Opera. In 2007 he sang Scarpia and Rigoletto at the Royal Opera in Stockholm as well as Klingsor (Parsifal) in Värmland. In February 2008 he sang Alberich in Götterdämmerung in Oslo as well as Mahler`s Sinfonie No. 8 in Karlsruhe, where he was celebrated enthusiastically by the public and critics for his debut as Barak in a new production of Die Frau ohne Schatten in October 2007. In Karlsruhe he can also be heard as Alberich in Das Rheingold in October 2008. Among his future engagements are Alberich in the RING cycle, Die Fledermaus and Macbeth in Stockholm, Alberich in Siegfried in Riga as well as a new production of The Queen of Spades in Stockholm in 2009.
He has also participated in TV transmissions of operas like Andrea Chénier, The Glassmenagerie and Falstaff which is released on DVD under the Arthaus label.
His concert repertory is extensive and has brought him to the Royal Albert Hall London for Beethovens Ninth Symphony, to Minneapolis in Sibelius Kullervo and to Ferrara in Griegs Peer Gynt. In concerts he has worked with conductors like Sir Colin Davis, Siegfried Köhler, Manfred Honeck, Michael Pletnev, Muhai Tang, Olaf Henzold and Neeme Järvi.
Marcus Jupither was awarded the Birgit-Nilsson-Prize in Stockholm in May 2008.

The recent years Marcus has sung Alberich in the Ring cycle,Frank in Die Fledermaus, Tomsky in The Queen of Spades, and Stankar in Stiffelio at the Royal Opera in Stockholm, Alberich in Siegfried, and Gunter in Götterdämmerung in Riga, Orest in Elektra and the title role in Macbeth in Savonlinna and Stockholm, the title role inDer Fliegende Holländer at Salzburg Landestheater, as well as Alberich in the Ring at Värmlandsoperan in Karlstad.

In the summer of 2013 he will make his directing debut with Das Rheingold at the outdoor arena Dalhalla in Sweden


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