|Malte Roesner (left) as Nick Shadow and Arthur Chen (right) as Tom Rakewell|
Roesner began his musical education when he was five years old and took violin lesson. He then performed with the Hanover Boy’s Choir in Germany, before continuing his studies at the University of Hamburg and at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, where he majored in both musicology and in opera performance. He was awarded scholarships from both the German National Academic Foundation and the Richard-Wagner-Foundation.
|Malte Roesner in Mascagni's Isabeau (left)|
In the opening-production of the 14th Munich Biennial for Modern Music Theater 2014 he sang Marco Polo in Marco Nikodijevic’s Vivier. Ein Nachtprotokoll. Other roles in Braunschweig this season include Manfred in For a Look or a Touch by Jake Heggie, Silvano in Verdi's Un ballo in maschera, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and Belcore in L’elisir d’amore.
Tenor Ray Wade Jr & Malte Roesner sing "All'Armi!" from Salvator Rosa's Carlos Gomes:
As Joe Gillis in the musical Sunset Boulevard, his first major musical part, he attracted a great deal of positive attention from the German press.
Roesner’s lied and art-song repertoire span the works of Schumann, Wolf and Haydn to those of Ibert, Mahler and Coplnd. In his most recent series of recitals in Zurich, he presented the song-cycle Die schöne Magelone by Brahms. Prior to that he had done a program with songs of death by Schubert, the Hölderlin-Gesänge by Fortner and the Neue Alexanderlieder by Rihm. In the ballet Schattengänger at the Brunswick National Theater, he appeared as a vocal soloist performing Schumann’s Liederkreis op. 39, Dichterliebe and Kerner-Songs.
|Malte Roesner as Papageno|
The Staatstheater Braunschweig, which was rebuilt in the 19th century, goes back to the first standing public theatre in Germany, founded in 1690 by Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. Goethe's Faust premiered at the theatre on January 29, 1829.