Marc Schreiner

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Marc Schreiner, possessing a voice of unusual color and range, and a commanding athletic stage presence, has emerged as one of the most exciting lyric tenors of his generation. An acclaimed Britten interpreter, he was praised for his work as Peter Quint in Turn of The Screw with Nashville Opera. “As sung by Marc Schreiner, a handsome Texas Tenor, Quint is about six-and-a-half feet of lithe phallic force, serpentine in the women’s dreams” (The Tennessean). He has covered Peter Quint for Minnesota Opera, and was recently heard as Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Des Moines Metro Opera.

Recent engagements have included both Laurie in Little Women and the Duke in Rigoletto with Syracuse Opera; Narraboth in Salome with Toledo Opera; Alfredo in La traviata with Lake George Opera; Cassio in Otello with Des Moines Metro Opera; and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra. Engagements this season include Rodolfo in La bohème with Fargo-Moorhead Opera; and Orfée in Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice with Opera Memphis.

Mr. Schreiner has enjoyed working with innovative directors: Robert Wilson on Houston Grand Opera‘s production of Four Saints in Three Acts, which toured the Lincoln Center Festival and the Edinburgh Festival, led by Dennis Russell Davies; Peter Zadek in the Salzburg Festival production of The Rise And Fall Of The City Of Mahagonny, available on Kultur DVD. He also has performed the first tenor part in Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins, the title role in Albert Herring, and The Magician in The Consul with Des Moines Metro Opera. In addition, Mr. Schreiner has also performed with Houston’s EZCredit Theater in several productions which marry opera, modern dance, and electronic music.

Marc Schreiner has had notable success in standard repertoire, including Ramiro in La cenerentola in several productions, most recently with Des Moines Metro Opera. Other roles have included Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Paolino in Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segreto, the title role in Faust, which he covered for Minnesota Opera, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, Pluto in Orpheus in the Underworld, and the romantic leads in The Mikado and The Gondoliers.

Mr. Schreiner’s oratorio repertoire includes Handel’s Messiah, and Haydn’s The Creation, both performed with the Austin Symphony, and The K.P.E. Bach Magnificat. His concert appearances have also included frequent dates with well-known world music ensemble, “The Gypsies,” singing the tangos of Carlos Gardel.

A native of Rollingstone, Minnesota, Mr. Schreiner received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Simpson College, and a Masters in Vocal performance from the University of Houston, Texas.



Suggested Operatic Repertoire

BelliniI PuritaniArturo
BelliniLa sonnambulaElvino
BizetLes Pecheurs de PerlesNadir
BrittenAlbert HerringAlbert Herring
BrittenA Midsummer Night's DreamLysander
BrittenPaul BunyanJohnny Inkslinger
BrittenThe Turn of the ScrewPeter Quint
CimarosaIl matrimonio segretoPaolino
DonizettiDon PasqualeErnesto
DonizettiL'Elisir d'amoreNemorino
DonizettiLa Fille du regimentTonio
DonizettiLucia di LammermoorEdgardo
GounodRoméo et JulietteRomeo
LeharThe Merry WidowCamille
Menottithe ConsulThe Magician
MozartCosí fan tutteFerrando
MozartDon GiovanniDon Ottavio
MozartDie Entführung aus dem SerailBelmonte
MozartDie ZauberflöteTamino
OffenbachOrpheus in the UnderworldPluto
RossiniIl barbiere di sivigliaAlmaviva
RossiniLa cenerentolaDon Ramiro
RossiniL'Italiana in AlgeriLindoro
Strauss, J.Die FledermausEisenstein
StravinskyThe Rake's ProgressTom Rakewell
SullivanThe GondoliersMarco
SullivanThe MikadoNanki-Poo

Review Excerpts

Utah Festival Opera – Bach: St. Matthew Passion
“Marc Schreiner, who has been singing the title character in UFOMT’s “Faust,” was another compelling soloist, singing “The Passion’s” fiendishly difficult tenor arias with silvery tone and burning intensity.”
 – Salt Lake Tribune, August 9, 2012

Lake George Opera – La traviata
“Schreiner brings movie star good looks to the production along with a voice of great tenor quality and ample heft. He can finish off a big aria with a bang and he got the performance off to a solid start with the first act drinking song all about toasting beauty. His first act duet with Roberts was also a knockout.”
 – Daily Gazette, July 6, 2008

Des Moines Metro Opera – Otello
“Schreiner’s Cassio was mellifluous and quite dashing.”
 – Opera News, October 2007

“Marc Schreiner’s Cassio was dramatically excellent and vocally beautiful.”
 – Des Moines Register, July 3, 2007

Des Moines Metro Opera – The Consul
“Marc Schreiner combines a sense of desperate urgency with a somewhat sinister attitude to play the Magician”
 – Des Moines Register