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The baritone Adrian Eröd, a native of Vienna, studied at the Music Academy there with Franz Lukasovsky and Walter Berry. He won the Eberhard Wächter Medal in 1998 for one of his earliest stage roles: Britten’s Billy Budd, which he performed at the Neue Oper in Vienna. After periods performing at the Landestheater in Linz and the Vienna Volksoper, where he built up a wide repertoire, Eröd was made a permanent member of the Vienna Staatsoper ensemble in 2003. Since then he has sung such roles there as Mozart’s Figaro, Papageno, and Guglielmo, Marcello in La Bohème, and Lescaut in both Massenet’s and Puccini’s opera settings of Manon. After Eröd appeared in Vienna as Sixtus Beckmesser in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg under Christian Thielemann, he was invited to perform the role at the Bayreuth Festival each summer from 2009 to 2011. His venture into the tenor realm with Loge in Das Rheingold has also met with great success. He first sang this role in 2009 in the new production by Sven-Eric Bechtolf and Franz Welser-Möst in Vienna. Eröd’s credits include appearances at such venues as the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Opéra National de Paris, and Zurich Opera. In spring 2013 he made his U.S. debut as Don Giovanni at Houston Grand Opera, and next June he will make his Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam debut as Beckmesser. In the concert realm, Eröd has appeared with the Vienna Philharmonic and Riccardo Muti, the Berlin Philharmonic and Simon Rattle, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Helmuth Rilling, and Thomas Hengelbrock. He regularly performs lieder recitals and has recorded Schubert’s Winterreise as well as settings by Franz Liszt.
LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 8 September 2006, in a concert with the Vienna Philharmonic under HK Gruber featuring Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins.