The Swiss-born, Canadian tenor Michael Schade is at the peak of his vocal powers. He is constantly in demand internationally for his abilities to sing Mozart and Strauss and his instantly-recognizable timbre sets him apart from the crowd.
Schade made his Vienna State Opera debut in 1991 on 24 hours' notice! He stepped into the challenging role of Count Almaviva in Rossini's The Barber of Seville and hasn't looked back. After that success, Schade quickly became a regular guest there and at other major European and North American houses. In January 2007, the Austrian government bestowed on Schade the honourary title of Kammersanger in recognition of his contributions to the cultural life of that country.
These days, Schade splits his time between Toronto, Vienna and Salzburg.
On this edition of This Is My Music, Schade takes you on a musical tour of Vienna.
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Michael Schade takes you on a musical tour of Vienna