Matthias Rexroth

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Matthias Rexroth studied in Karlsruhe and at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. He is the only countertenor to have won both the Francesco Viñas International Singing Competition in Barcelona and the International Hans ­Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in Vienna. He made his operatic debut in Stuttgart in Purcell’s King Arthur. Engagements have included the title roles in Admeto at the Handel Festival in Halle, Giulio Cesare at the Oslo Opera, Der geduldige Sokrates under René Jacobs in Berlin and at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music and in Ezio at the Düsseldorfer Hofmusik. In concert, Rexroth has performed under Harnoncourt, Muti, Luisi, Luisotti and Rilling and in 2000 as soloist in the worldwide TV and radio broadcast of the B Minor Mass with the Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig.