Daniel Blumenschein

Artist photo of Daniel Blumenschein - Baritone

Daniel Blumenschein is a baritone with heart and soul. Growing up in Handel’s hometown of Halle (Saale), he felt the musical energy there and was inspired by the power of music from an early age. It is thus not surprising that he captivates audiences with his soulful voice and his stage presence. Repertoire and genre boundaries are just as foreign to Blumenschein as are fixed roles. His musical activity ranges from Bach’s complete œuvre to compositions from the Romantic period to the era of modern symphonic music.

He is equally at home in opera houses, on concert stages, in churches, and at other venues. He has long dedicated himself to the classic German folk song, as he sees this as an important “treasure” that needs to be preserved and passed on to future generations. He has devoted himself to this song tradition alone in over 500 concerts. It thus fills him with immense gratitude to have recorded this folk song album together with the Leipziger Symphonieorchester.

In his productions, Blumenschein collaborates with many national and international ensembles, including the Thomanerchor Leipzig, Gewandhaus Choir, MDR Symphony Orchestra, Staatskapelle Weimar, Staatskapelle Halle, Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, L’Arco Baroque Orchestra from Hanover, and Collegium Musicum Salzburg. He has performed in the Berlin Philharmonie, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the Opéra de Nice, and at many other international concert halls. Thanks to his wide ranging repertoire, he has made guest appearances at numerous festivals, including the Leipzig Bach Festival, Handel Festival Halle, Kunstfest Weimar, and the opera festivals in Peralada and San Sebastián.

Daniel Blumenschein studied lied, concert and opera singing at the University of Music and Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Leipzig with Hermann Christian Polster. Numerous CD recordings round out his artistic work.

Photo: Anne Hornemann

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