Born in Regensburg in 1977, the tenor Maximilian Schmitt began his musical career as a member of the Regensburg Cathedral Choir. He studied with Anke Eggers at Berlin’s University of the Arts and was subsequently mentored for many years by the baritone Roland Hermann. He gained his first stage experiences at the Bavarian Staats­oper Studio; from 2008 to 2012, he was a member of the ensemble at Mannheim’s National Theater. After starting out in the lyric repertoire, Schmitt has since acquired many roles as a young heroic tenor, from Max in Weber’s Der Freischütz to Erik in Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman. He made his role debut as Siegmund in Die Walküre in the spring of 2024 under Kent Nagano. Schmitt has worked with Claudio Abbado, Daniel Harding, Philippe Herreweghe, Jakub Hrůša, René Jacobs, and Franz Welser-Möst, among others. He regularly gives recitals
and has released numerous recordings.

Lucerne Festival debut on 5 September 2009 in Mendelssohn’s Die erste Walpurgisnacht under Philippe Herreweghe.

Juni 2024