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Stier12Born in St. Gallen, Switzerland, Matthias Stier attended mater classes at the Summer Academy of the Salzburg Mozarteum with Elio Battaglia between 2000 and 2007. In 2008 he earned his bachelor’s degree (summa cum laude) in vocal chamber music at the Conservatoire “G. Verdi” in Turin, where he is continuing his master’s degree studies. He is currently working with Roberto Bellotti in Milan. Matthias Stier has won several international voice competitions. In 2004 he received the award for the best lied singer at the Renata Tebaldi Competition in San Marino; in 2005 the Calpurnia Award at the Festival delle Nazioni di Città di Castello, where he debuted in the part of Arlecchino in Szymanowski’s Mandragora. He won First prize at the international voice competitions “Silvio Omizzolo”, Padua 2006, and “Città di Conegliano”, 2008. He performed several times at the Festival Settembre Musica MiTo, accompanied by pianists like Boris Petrushansky. Matthias Stier sang in Antonin Dvorak’s Requiem in Istanbul and debuted in a song recital at the Unione Musicale in Turin accompanied by pianist Alexander Lonquich. During the 2010/11 season he participated in Boris Godunov and I vespri siciliani at the Teatro Regio in Turin. Matthias Stier recently sang Puccini’s Missa di Gloria in Bern and debuted in the roles of Don Ottavio, Fenton and Tamino in Braunschweig, where in 2012 he was heard as Conte Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. In the 2012/13 season he will be in Braunschweig again, singing - among other pieces - L’heure espagnole and Così fan tutte.
He performed at the Stresa Festival in 2010.