Arnold Bezuyen, tenor

The dutch tenor Arnold Bezuyen started his career right after his studies at the University of Amsterdam at the “Hoofdstad Operette”.
After his advanced training at the “Operastudio Amsterdam” he continued his career at the Theatre of Augsburg, the Theatre of Bremen as well as at the “Wiener Staatsoper” embodying roles such as Pinkerton, Ismael, Turriddu, Italian Singer, Cassio, Alfred, Tamino, Alwa, Matteo, Erik and Loge.

Furthermore, over the years the roles of “Mime” and “Herodes” proved to be his most fre-quent embodied roles and therefore make up a very important part of his occupation both professionally and personally.

Bezuyen made his first debut with the role of “Mime” in 1998 at the “Bayreuther Festspiele” conducted by James Levine. He continued working there for the following 15 years.

In 2020 Bezuyen will return to the “Bayreuther Festspiele” and perform within his fourth production of the “Ring des Nibelungen” both “Mime” in “Rheingold” and “Siegfried”.

Moreover, he continued his career internationally so far in Amsterdam (Italian Singer, Flo-ristan), Liceu Barcelona (Schuijski), Deutsche Oper Berlin (Matteo), Bonn (Loge), Düsseldorf (Loge, Klaus Narr), Frankfurt (Broucek), Hamburg (Stewa), Innsbruck, (Gregor, Alfred), Kas-sel (Schuijski, Mime), Leipzig (Arindal), Covent Garden London (David), Los Angeles (Loge), at the Milanese Scala (der Buchlige), Metropolitan Opera New York (Loge), to Neapel (Loge), Paris (Faust), Prag (Mime), Reisopera Enschede (Floristan, Max), Stuttgart (Loge, Lied von der Erde), Tokyo (Loge, Mime, Siegfried, Bacchus), Valencia (Schuijski) and Vienna (Erik, Ital-ian Singer, Alwa, Loge, Froh, Tamino).

His concert occupation includes:
the song of the earth, 9. Symphonie von Beethoven, Das Klagende Lied, Die Sieben Todsünden, König Kandaules, and Les Noces.
Adding to that, Klaus Narr (Gurre Lieder) is another well-established part of Arnold Bezuyen which was so far performed in Paris (Salle Pleyel), Monte Carlo, Philharmonie Berlin, Strass-bourg, Bilbao, Aalborg und Aarhus.

Alongside his opera career Bezuyen enjoys to engage in song recital evenings performing songs by L. von Beethoven, Berg, Schubert, Schumann, Strauss and Wolf.

Furthermore, Arnold Bezuyen has worked with several well-known orchestra directors such as Pierre Boulez, Sir Andres Davis, Christoph Eschenbach, Adam Fischer, Marek Janowski, Julia Jones, Philippe Jordan, Gustav Kuhn, James Levine, Fabio Luisi, Andris Nelsons, Seiji Ozawa, Antonio Pappano, Simon Rattle, Christian Thielemann and Jaap van Zweden.
He has also contributed to many CD productions including:

‘Das Rheingold’ (Loge, Christian Thielemann), ‘Das Rheingold’ (Loge, Gustav Kuhn), ‘Das Kla-gende Lied’ (Jaap van Zweden), ‘Gurre Lieder’ (Klaus Narr, Marc Albrecht), ‘Gurre Lieder’ (Klaus Narr, Günter Neuhold), ‘Gurre Lieder’ Klaus Narr, John Fiore) and ‘9. Symphonie Bee-thoven’ (Kristjan Järvi); CDs with song recordings by Richard Strauss, Robert Schumann and Alban Berg.

Joseph Breinl, pianist

Joseph Breinl was born in Munich in 1974 and received his first piano and violin lessons from his father. Later, he studied piano at the HfM Munich with Martina Bauer, Karl-Hermann Mrongovius and Gitti Pirner. As a scholarship holder of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation Joseph continued masterclass and solo studies in Amsterdam with Willem Brons and song design with Udo Reinemann and Rudolf Jansen. He studied harpsichord and histori-cal performance practice with Therese de Goede.

Performances in world-renowned concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, the Teatro alla Scala, Musikverein Wien, Semperoper Dresden, Wigmore Hall London, Salle Pleyel Paris, National Theatre Munich and the Suntory Hall Tokyo as well as major festivals such as the Schuberti-aden Schwarzenberg and Hohenems, the Edinburgh Festival, Trondheim Chamber Music Fes-tival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and the Munich Opera Festival have met with gre-at critical acclaim in the press.

Joseph Breinl is a multiple award winner of several international competitions, including London’s ‘Wigmore Hall Competition’. As a lied pianist Joseph Breinl accompanies, amongst others, Samuel Hasselhorn, Günther Groissböck, Miah Persson, Christianne Stotijn and Wal-traud Meier.

Since Autumn 2010, Joseph Breinl has taught as a professor of lied interpretation at the Kun-stuni¬versität Graz.

Arnold Bezuyen:

29, 30, 31 January, 1 February 2024 - 10h00-15h40

Joseph Breinl:

31 January, 1 February 2024 - 10h00-15h40


Robert & Clara Schumann and Richard Strauss