Marcus Jupither

Marcus Jupither
Photographer: Mats Backer
Opera singer

bass baritone

Marcus Jupither is one of Swedens foremost engaged singers of today with a repertoire of over 60 parts. He comes from a musical family, his father was also an operasinger, from Stockholm where he studied at the Royal University College of Music and at the Opera Academy. He made his professional debut as Don Giovanni in 1995 under the direction of Johannes Schaaf. Since then he performed at all the major Swedish operahouses in parts as Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Le Nozze di Figaro), Marcello (La Bohème), Ford (Falstaff), Escamillo (Carmen) and Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus). He had a great success as the titlepart in Wozzeck at Gotenburghopera (1999), a part that led to his international debut at the National Opera in Prague. Since then he has sung at numerous places in Europe such as the Festival of Aix-En-Provence, the Bergen Festival and in operahouses in Frankfurt, Mannheim, Karlsruhe, Oslo, Riga, Bruxelles and Großes Festspielhaus in Salzburg. He has performed a great variety of roles such as: the Holländer (Der fliegende Holländer), Alberich (Der Ring des Nibelungen), Klingsor (Parsifal), Barak (Die Frau ohne Schatten), Orest (Elektra), Scarpia (Tosca) and the title parts in Rigoletto and Macbeth. Among the directors he has worked with is Christoph Marthaler, Herbert Wernicke, Dario Fo and others. He has collaborated with conductors like Sir Colin Davis, Kent Nagano, Michail Pletnev, Pier Giorgio Morandi, Christian Badea, Andris Nelsons and many others.

Education and training:
Royal Swedish Music Academy
Opera-Academy, Stockholm

Professional history:
Royal Opera Stockholm (2003-2011)
Guest performances in the role of Alberich: Royal Opera Stockholm, Den Norske Opera, Den Nye Opera Bergen, Varmland Opera Karlstad, Latvian National Opera, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, etc.

Awards and recognitions:
Nominated as "Best Actor of the Year" for his portrayal of Wozzeck at the Prague Spring Festival (2001)

Principal roles:
Berg: Wozzeck – Wozzeck
Giordano: Andrea Chenier – Carlo Gérard
Puccini: Il tabarro – Michele
Puccini: Tosca – Scarpia
Schostakovitch: Lady Macbeth from Mtensk – Boris Ismailov
Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten– Barak
Strauss: Elektra – Orest
Tschaikowsky: Pique Dame – Tomsky
Verdi: La traviata – Germont
Verdi: Macbeth – Macbeth
Verdi: Rigoletto – Rigoletto
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer – Holländer
Wagner: Das Rheingold – Alberich/Wotan
Wagner: Parsifal - Klingsor