Annette Markert

Biography

Country: Germany  
Annette Markert is a mezzo-soprano, especially known for her performances of Baroque and Classical opera.

Born in the then East German Rhône Valley region, she studied at the Hochschule für Musik, in Leipzig, one of Germany's most prestigious conservatories. She got her first professional operatic position in the nearby city of Hallé, home of Georg Frideric Handel, where she specialized in the Baroque master's operas; leading roles
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In 1991, she joined the roster of the opera house in Leipzig. There she sang more standard repertory, including the roles of Rosina in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia, Cherubino in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Dorabella in his Cosě fan tutte, and Olga in Tchaikovsky's Evgeny Onegin. With the reunification of Germany and the end to political impediments to traveling outside the former German Democratic Republic, Markert was now able to sing as a guest artists in such opera houses as the Theater Basle, and the Opera Châtelet of Paris in addition to the Staatsoper in Berlin.

Since ending her membership in the Leipzig Opera in 1996 Markert has turned increasingly to recitals and concert performances. Her concert repertory includes a full range of great choral works, including the J.S. Bach Passions, B Minor Mass, Christmas Oratorio, Mendelssohn's Elijah and Paulus, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, Mozart's Requiem, Haydn's "Nelson" Mass, Szymanowski's Stabat Mater, Frank Martin's Golgotha, Eisler's Deutsche Sinfonie, and Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn.

Notable appearances have included those in Carnegie Hall in New York with Roger Norrington and the Orchestra of St. Luke's, again with Norrington at the BBC Proms in London, with Philippe Herreweghe in the Australian Bach Festival in Melbourne, and with Kurt Masur and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in the Canary Islands Festival in Tenerife.

Other orchestras and conductors with whom she has worked include Nicolas McGegan, Armin Jordan, Michael Gielen, Helmuth Rilling, Peter Schreier, Ton Koopman, and Kurt Sanderling; the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Orchestre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, the Israel Philharmonic, Music Antiqua Köln, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Orchestre Philharmonic de Radio France, and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra.

She continues to sing Handel operas. In 1998, she sang the title role of Tolomeo in the Göttingen Handel Festival and in 2001 Partenope in the same venue. At Theater Basle she sang Alcina and the role of Sesto in Giulio Cesare in Egitto and was scheduled to return in 2002 as Caesar. Annette Markert has recorded for Decca, Harmonia Mundi France, and Erato. Read less

Biography

Country: Germany  
Annette Markert is a mezzo-soprano, especially known for her performances of Baroque and Classical opera.

Born in the then East German Rhône Valley region, she studied at the Hochschule für Musik, in Leipzig, one of Germany's most prestigious conservatories. She got her first professional operatic position in the nearby city of Hallé, home of Georg Frideric Handel, where she specialized in the Baroque master's operas; leading roles
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WORKS ALBUMS
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Part I: Chorale: Herr, unser Herrscher (Chorus)
Part I: Recitative: Jesus ging mit seinen Jungern (Evangelist, Jesus)
Part I: Chorale: Jesum von Nazareth! (Chorus)
Part I: Recitative: Jesus spricht zu ihnen (Evangelist, Jesus)
Part I: Chorale: Jesum von Nazareth! (Chorus)
Part I: Recitative: Jesus antwortete (Evangelist, Jesus)
Part I: Chorale: O grosse Lieb (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Auf dass erfullet wurde (Evangelist, Pilatus, Jesus)
Part I: Chorale: Dein Will gescheh, Herr Gott, zugleich (Chorus)
Part I: Recitative: Die Schar aber und der Oberhauptmann (Evangelist)
Part I: Aria: Von den Stricken meiner Sunden (Alto)
Part I: Recitative: Simon Petrus aber folgete Jesu nach (Evangelist)
Part I: Aria: Ich folge dir gleichfalls (Soprano)
Part I: Recitative: Derselbige Junger war dem Hohepriester bekannt (Evangelist, Chorus, Magdalene, Petrus)
Part I: Chorale: Wer hat dich so geschlagen (Chorus)
Part I: Recitative: Und Hannas sandte ihn gebunden (Evangelist, Petrus, Deiner, Chorus)
Part I: Chorale: Bist du nicht seiner Junger einer (Chorus)
Part I: Recitative: Er leugnete aber (Evangelist, Petrus, Chorus)
Part I: Aria: Ach, mein Sinn (Tenor)
Part I: Chorale: Petrus, der nicht denkt zuruck (Chorus)
Part II: Chorale: Christus, der uns selig macht (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Da fuhreten sie Jesum (Evangelist, Pilatus, Jesus, Chorus)
Part II: Chorale: Ware dieser nicht ein Ubeltater (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Da sprach Pilatus zu ihnen (Evangelist, Pilatus, Jesus)
Part II: Chorale: Wir durfen niemand toten (Chorus)
Part I: Recitative: Auf dass das Wort erfullet wurde das Wort Jesu (Evangelist, Jesus)
Part II: Chorale: Ach grosser Konig (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Da sprach Pilatus zu ihm (Evangelist, Jesus, Pilatus, Chorus)
Part II: Chorale: Nicht diesen, sondern Barrabam! (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Barrabas aber war ein Morder (Evangelist)
Part II: Arioso: Betrachte, meine Seel (Bass)
Part II: Aria: Erwage, wie sein blutgefarbter Rucken (Tenor)
Part II: Recitative: Und die kriegsknechte flochten (Evangelist, Pilatus, Jesus)
Part II: Chorale: Sei gegrusset, lieber Judenkonig! (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Und gaben ihm Backenstreiche (Evangelist, Pilatus)
Part II: Chorale: Kreuzige, kreuzige (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Pilatus sprach zu ihnen (Evangelist, Pilatus)
Part II: Chorale: Wir haben ein Gesetz (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Da Pilatus das Wort horete (Evangelist, Pilatus, Jesus)
Part II: Chorale: Durch dein Gefangnis, Gottes Sohn (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Die Juden aber schrieen - Lassest du diesen los (Evangelist, Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Da Pilatus das Wort horete (Evangelist, Pilatus)
Part II: Chorale: Weg, weg mit dem (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Spricht Pilatus zu ihnen (Evangelist, Pilatus)
Part II: Chorale: Wir haben keinen Konig (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Da uberantwortete er ihn (Evangelist)
Part II: Aria: Eilt, ihr angefochtnen Seelen (Bass)
Part II: Recitative: Allda kreuzigten sie ihn (Evangelist)
Part II: Chorale: Schreibe nicht: der Juden konig (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Pilatus antwortet (Evangelist, Pilatus)
Part II: Chorale: In meines Herzens Grunde (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Die Kriegsknechte aber (Evangelist)
Part II: Chorale: Lasset uns den nicht zerteilen (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Auf dass erfullet werde die Schrift (Evangelist, Jesus)
Part II: Chorale: Er nahm alles wohl in acht (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Und von Stund an (Evangelist, Jesus)
Part II: Aria: Es ist vollbracht (Alto)
Part II: Recitative: Und neiget das Haupt und verschied (Evangelist)
Part II: Aria: Mein teurer Heiland (Bass)
Part II: Recitative: Und siehe da (Evangelist)
Part II: Arioso: Mein Herz, indem die ganze Welt (Tenor)
Part II: Aria: Zerfliesse, mein Herze (Soprano)
Part II: Recitative: Die Juden aber (Evangelist)
Part II: Chorale: O hilf, Christe, Gottes Sohn (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Darnach bat Pilatum (Evangelist)
Part II: Chorale: Ruht wohl, ihr heiligen Gebeine (Chorus)
Part II: Chorale: Ach Herr, lass dein lieb Engelein (Chorus)
Overture
Act I: Duet: Nein, das ist wirklich doch zu keck! (Frau Fluth, Frau Reich)
Act I: Dialogue: Nun, meine lieben Herrn (Herr Fluth)
Act I: Recitative: So geht indes hinein - Duet: Eure Tochter! (Fenton, Herr Reich)
Act I: Dialogue: Nun, Frau Nachbarin (Frau Reich)
Act I: Recitative and Aria: Nun eilt herbei, Witz, heitre Laune (Frau Fluth)
Act I: Dialogue: Pst, er kommt (Frau Reich)
Act I: Finale: So hab' ich dich errungen (Tutti)
Act II: Dialogue: He, Kellner! (Falstaff)
Act II: Als Bublein klein an der Mutter Brust (Falstaff, Chorus)
Act II: Dialogue: Diese Heimchen (Falstaff)
Act II: Recitative: Gott gruss Euch, Sir! (Herr Fluth, Falstaff) - Duet: In einen Waschkorb? (Herr Fluth, Falstaff)
Act III: Trio: Die Glocke schlug schon Mitternacht (Frau Fluth, Frau Reich, Falstaff)
Act III: Ihr Elfenm weiss und rot und grau (Chorus)
Act III: Mucken, Wespen, Fliegenchor (Sparlich, Cajus, Falstaff, Reich, Chorus))
Act III: Er gesteht noch immer nicht (Herr Reich, Chorus)
Act III: Dialogue: Hort auf! (Falstaff)
Act III: Trio - Finale: So hat denn der Schwank der frohlichen Nacht (Tutti)
Act I: Overture
Act I: Gavotte
Act I: Accompagnato: Behold! Auspicious flashes rise (Chief Priest)
Act I: Lucky omens bless our rites (Chorus of Priests and Augurs)
Act I: Recitative and Arioso: Daughter, obey, Hear and obey! (Cadmus, Athamas)
Act I: Accompagnato and Aria: Ah me! What refuge now is left me? (Semele)
Act I: Aria: The morning lark to mine accords his note (Semele)
Act I: Aria: See, she blushing turns her eyes (Ino)
Act I: Recitative: Alas! She yields, and has undone me! (Ino, Athamas, Semele)
Act I: Quartet: Why dost thou thus untimely grieve (Cadmus, Ino, Athamas, Semele)
Act I: Avert these omens, all ye pow'rs! (Chorus of Priests and Augurs)
Act I: Accompagnato: Again auspicious flashes rise (Cadmus)
Act I: Recitative: Thy aid, pronubial Juno, Athamas implores! (Athamas, Semele)
Act I: Cease, cease your vows, 'tis impious to proceed (Chorus of Priests and Augurs)
Act I: Recitative: O Athamas, what torture hast thou borne! (Athamas)
Act I: Aria: Turn, hopeless lover, turn thy eye (Ino)
Act I: Recitative: She weeps! (Athamas)
Act I: Aria: Your tuneful voice my tale would tell (Athamas)
Act I: Recitative: Too well I see, Thou wilt not understand me (Ino, Athamas)
Act I: Duet: You've undone me (Ino, Athamas)
Act I: Recitative and Accompagnato: Ah, wretched prince, doom'd to disastrous love! (Cadmus, Athamas, Ino)
Act I: Hail, Cadmus, hail! Jove salutes the Theban King (Chorus of Priests and Augurs)
Act I: Aria: Endless pleasure, endless love (Semele)
Act I: Endless pleasure, endless love (Chorus of Love and Zephyrs)
Mozart: anctissi]mae Trinitatis", K.167 - 1. Kyrie [Mass in C "in honorem S
Mozart: anctissi]mae Trinitatis", K.167 - 2. Gloria [Mass in C "in honorem S
Mozart: anctissi]mae Trinitatis", K.167 - 3. Credo [Mass in C "in honorem S
Mozart: anctissi]mae Trinitatis", K.167 - 4. Sanctus [Mass in C "in honorem S
Mozart: anctissi]mae Trinitatis", K.167 - 5. Benedictus [Mass in C "in honorem S
Mozart: anctissi]mae Trinitatis", K.167 - 6. Agnus Dei [Mass in C "in honorem S
I. Introitus - Requiem aeternam
II. Kyrie
III. Sequenz - 1. Dies irae
III. Sequenz - 2. Tuba mirum
III. Sequenz - 3. Rex tremendae
III. Sequenz - 4. Recordare
III. Sequenz - 5. Confutatis
III. Sequentia, Lacrimosa dies illa (Chorus)
IV. Offertorium - 1. Domine Jesu
IV. Offertorium - 2. Hostias
V. Sanctus
VI. Benedictus
VII. Agnus Dei
VIII. Communio
Overture
Act I Scene 1: Aria: Dimmi, o spene! (Elmira)
Act I Scene 1: Recitative: Oggi di Tracia (Elmira, Rossane)
Act I Scene 1: Aria: Godi, o spene (Elmira)
Act I Scene 1: Recitative: Avventurosa Elmira! (Rossane)
Act I Scene 1: Aria: Ma un dolce mio pensiero (Rossane)
Act I Scene 2: March
Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Questo de' miei trionfi (Floridante, Elmira)
Act I Scene 2: Aria: Alma mia (Floridante)
Act I Scene 3: Recitative: Giove, compensator (Rossane, Floridante, Elmira, Timante)
Act I Scene 4: Recitative: Oronte, il Re de Persi (Coralbo, Floridante, Elimira, Rossane)
Act I Scene 4: Recitative: Ch'io parta? (Floridante, Elmira)
Act I Scene 4: Aria: Ma pria vedro le stelle (Elmira)
Act I Scene 4: Recitative: Fammi bersaglio (Floridante)
Act I Scene 4: Aria: Sventurato (Floridante)
Act I Scene 5: Recitative: Cinto d'allori (Rossane, Oronte)
Act I Scene 5: Aria: Finche lo strale (Oronte)
Act I Scene 5: Recitative: Novo aspetto di cose (Rossane) ? Act I Scene 6: Recitative: Ma viene il prigionier (Rossane, Timante)
Act I Scene 6: Aria: Sospiro, e vero (Rossane)
Act I Scene 6: Recitative: Per quali vie lontane (Timante)
Act I Scene 6: Aria: Dopo il nembo e procella (Timante)
Act I Scene 7: Recitative: Al primo cenno (Floridonte, Oronte) - Act I Scene 8: Recitative: Padre, Signor (Elmira, Oronte, Floridante)
Act I Scene 8: Duet: Ah, mia cara (Elmira, Floridante)
Act II Scene 1: Recitative: Ecco il vago mio sol (Timante, Rossane)
Act II Scene 1: Aria: Lascioti, o bella (Timante)
Act II Scene 1: Recitative: O fortunati affetti miei (Rossane)
Act II Scene 1: Aria: Gode l'alma inamorata (Rossane)
Act II Scene 2: Recitatives: Difficil cosa ? Scene 3: Fedele Elmira! - Scene 4: Glicon, se sei ... (Rossane, Timante, Floridante, Elmira)
Act II Scene 4: Aria: Bramo te sola (Floridante)
Act II Scene 4: Recitative: Oronte un messo ... (Timante, Elmira, Rossane) - Act II Scene 5: Questo e il tempo ... (Oronte, Elmira)
Act II Scene 5: Aria: Barbaro! (Elmira)
Act II Scene 5: Recitative: Convien lasciar libero il corso (Oronte)
Act II Scene 5: Aria: Ma non s'aspetti (Oronte)
Act II Scene 6: Recitative: Ormai tutta silenzio (Rossane, Timante)
Act II Scene 6: Duet: Fuor di periglio (Rossane, Timante)
Act II Scene 7: Arioso e Recitativo: Notte cara - Parmi ascoltare (Elmira)
Act II Scene 8: Recitative: O facil porta (Floridante, Elmira) - Act II Scene 9: Recitative: Qual buona sorte (Oronte, Elmira, Floridante)
Act II Scene 9: Aria: Tacero (Floridante)
Act II Scene 9: Recitative: Guardia a costei (Oronte)
Act II Scene 9: Recitativo accompagnato: Sorte nemica (Elmira)
Act II Scene 9: Aria: Ma che vuoi piu da me (Elmira)
Act III Scene 1: Recitative: Giunsi allor (Timante, Rossane)
Act III Scene 1: Aria: No, non piangete (Timante)
Act III Scene 2: Recitative: O sventurati e vani (Rossane, Elmira, Coralbi)
Act III Scene 2: Aria: Se risolvi abbandonarmi (Rossane)
Act III Scene 2: Recitative: Or mi si svela (Coralbo, Elmira)
Act III Scene 2: Aria: Non lasciar (Coralbo)
Act III Scene 3: Recitative: Elmira, a te ... (Oronte, Elmira) - Act III Scene 4: Recitative: Numi, che aspetto ... (Floridante, Oronte, Elmira)
Act III Scene 4: Aria: Se dolce m'era gia (Floridante)
Act III Scene 4: Recitative: Si mora, si (Elmira)
Act III Scene 4: Aria: Vivere per penare (Elmira)
Act III Scene 5: Recitative: Nella vasta, citta (Timante, Rossane)
Act III Scene 5: Aria: Vanne, segui 'l mio desio! (Rossane)
Act III Scene 5: Recitative: Servasi alla mia bella (Timante)
Act III Scene 5: Amor commanda (Timante)
Act III Scene 6: Aria: Questi ceppi (Floridante)
Act III Scene 7: Recitatives: Misero amato ... - Scene 8: Tale non ... - Scene 9: S'uccida ... (Coralbo, Oronte, Timante, Elmira, Floridante)
Act III Scene 9: Aria: Si, coronar vogl'io (Elmira)
Act III Scene 9: Recitative: Ah! traditor Coralbo! (Oronte)
Act III Scene 9: Aria: Che veggio? (Oronte)
Act III Scene 9: Sinfonia
Act III Final Scene: Recitative: Fido e guerriero (Elmira, Floridante, Rossane, Timante)
Act III Final Scene: Aria: Mia bella (Floridante)
Act III Final Scene: Recitative: La cittade (Elmira)
Act III Final Scene: Chorus: Quando pena la costanza (All)
Part I: Herr, unser Herrscher (Chorus)
Part I: Recitative: Jesus ging mit seinen Jungern (Evangelist, Jesus)
Part I: Jesum von Nazareth (Chorus)
Part I: Recitative: Jesus spricht zu ihnen (Evangelist, Jesus)
Part I: Jesum von Nazareth! (Chorus)
Part I: Recitative: Jesus antwortete (Evangelist, Jesus)
Part I: Chorale: O grosse Liebe (Chorus)
Part I: Recitative: Auf dass das Wort erfullet wurde (Evangelist, Jesus)
Part I: Chorale: Dein Will gescheh, Herr Gott, zugleich (Chorus)
Part I: Recitative: Die Schar aber und der Oberhauptmann (Evangelist)
Part I: Aria: Von den Stricken meiner Sunden (Alto)
Part I: Recitative: Simon Petrus aber folgete Jesu nach (Evangelist)
Part I: Aria: Ich folge dir gleichfalls (Soprano)
Part I: Recitative: Derselbige Junger war dem Hohepriester bekannt (Evangelist, Magd, Petrus, Jesus, Diener)
Part I: Chorale: Wer hat dich so geschlagen (Chorus)
Part I: Recitative: Und Hannas sandte ihn gebunden (Evangelist)
Part I: Bist du nicht seiner Junger einer (Chorus)
Part I: Recitative: Er leugnete und sprach (Evangelist, Petrus, Diener)
Part I: Aria: Ach, mein Sinn (Tenor)
Part I: Chorale: Petrus, der nicht denkt zuruck (Chorus)
Part II: Chorale: Christus, der uns selig macht (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Da fuhreten sie Jesum (Evangelist, Pilatus)
Part II: Ware dieser nicht ein Ubeltater (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Da sprach Pilatus zu ihnen (Evangelist, Pilatus)
Part II: Wir durfen niemand toten (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Auf dass erfullet wurde das Wort Jesu (Evangelist, Pilatus, Jesus)
Part II: Chorale: Ach grosser Konig (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Da sprach Pilatus zu ihm (Evangelist, Jesus, Pilatus)
Part II: Nicht diesen, diesen nicht (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Barrabas aber war ein Morder (Evangelist)
Part II: Arioso: Betrachte, meine Seel (Bass)
Part II: Aria: Erwage, wie sein blutgefarbter Rucken (Tenor)
Part II: Recitative: Darnach bat Pilatum (Evangelist)
Part II: Ruht wohl, ihr heiligen Gebeine (Chorus)
Part II: Chorale: Ach Herr, lass dein lieb Engelein (Chorus)
Gloria in excelsis Deo (Chorus)
Et in terra pax (Chorus)
Laudamus te (Soprano duet)
Gratias agimus tibi (Chorus)
Propter magnam (Chorus)
Domine deus, Rex caelestis (Soprano)
Domine Fili unigenite (Chorus)
Domine Deus, Agnus Dei (Alto, Chorus)
Qui tollis peccata mundi (Chorus)
Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris (Alto)
Quoniam tu solus Sanctus (Chorus)
Cum Sancto Spiritu (Chorus)
Magnificat anima mea Dominum
Et exsultavit spiritus meus
Quia respexit
Quia fecit
Et misericordia
Fecit potentiam
Deposuit potentes
Esurientes implevit bonis
Suscepit Israel
Sicut locutus est
Gloria Patri


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