Andreas Macco, Univ.Prof.

University-Professor in Singing

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

After studying singing and educational theory at the music academies of Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Vienna, from 1991 Andreas Macco had permanent engagements at the theatres in Bremerhaven, Krefeld-Mönchengladbach, Hanover (after winning a singing competition at the opera there), in Frankfurt and Bonn. He has been a freelance bass baritone since 2004.  


In 1994 he began to give guest performances in international theatres, frequently in Italy: in Bologna, Rovigo, Pisa, Brescia, at La Scala Milan, the Teatro  San Carlo Naples, in Rome, in the Arena di Verona and at the Maggio Musicale in Florence. He has also performed in Tokyo, Zurich, Lyons, Rouen, Moscow, Riga, Donezk, Athens, at the festivals in Bregenz, Salzburg, Bayreuth and the Ruhrtriennale.


Andreas Macco’s repertoire comprises operas by Monteverdi, Mozart’s Sarastro, Leporello, Don Giovanni, the Commendatore, Don Alfonso, Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann (Crespel and the villains), Gounod’s Mephistopheles, Golaud, as well as Wagner’s Flying Dutchman, Wotan, Gurnemanz, Pogner, Filippo II., Conte di Walter, Wassermann (Rusalka), animal tamer/athlete in Alban Berg’s Lulu, and many others, in total almost 60 roles.


Andreas Macco has also performed as a soloist in many concert works by Bach, Handel Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Dvořák, Mendelssohn and B. A. Zimmermann in the world’s major concert halls, for instance in Vienna, Leipzig, Dresden, Berlin, Montreal, Taipeh, Amsterdam, Rome, Salzburg, Athens, Frankfurt and elsewhere. In recitals he devotes himself to songs by Schubert, Schumann, Wolf, Ibert.


Andreas Macco gained valuable experience with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Zubin Mehta, Wladimir Fedossejev, G. Gelmetti, M. Armiliato, Michael Gielen, Sylvain Cambreling, Franz Welser-Möst, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Gary Bertini, Eliahu Inbal and with stage directors such as Peter Stein, Robert Wilson, W. Friedkin, Stéphane Braunschweig, La Fura dels Baus, Achim Freyer and others.


Andreas Macco has been professor of solo singing at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg since 2010.