Label news: DG signs Salzburg baritone

Label news: DG signs Salzburg baritone


norman lebrecht

August 03, 2020

Andrè Schuen, who’s singing Guglielmo in the Salzburg Così fan tutte, has got himself a Yellow Label contract.

He’ll launch with Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin next spring.


  • simon says:

    new man, tired old rep… another one to ignore from the yellow label methinks

  • david hilton says:

    Anyone who appreciates great singing and hasn’t yet heard Andrè Schuen sing is in for a treat.

    • Melisande says:

      Yes, I quite agree, for André Schuen is a great baritone. But let’s not forget ‘his partner in crime’, viz. pianist Daniel Heide. They have a marvelous musical partnership.

  • Larry L. Lash / Wien says:

    I first heard him create the title role in Anno Schreier’s “Hamlet” at Theater an der Wien in 2016 (one of the best new operas I’ve heard in a long time), and then a truly wonderful “Die schöne Müllerin” at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg two years later. In his mid-30s, he is definitely a singer to watch (and he can act, too!).

    If Wiener Staatsoper manages to open in September and keep its season going, he is scheduled for his company debut in the title role in “Eugene Onegin” in a new production opening in October, followed by Marcello (“La bohème”), and Mozart’s Conte Almaviva and Papageno.

  • Richard Sonnenschein says:

    Looking so forward. Mr. Schuen has a beautiful voice ideally suited to Schubert’s divine lieder.

  • Barry Guerrero says:

    I’m sure he’s good, but I wish DG would stop chasing after the ‘next thing’ and honor the contracts they already have. They need to issue things they already have sitting ‘in the can’. Some of it has been sitting for quite a while, too.

  • Christian Fellner says:

    One of the best young baritones on the musical scene at the moment.