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Paul Schweinester



Austrian tenor Paul Schweinester made his Royal Opera debut in 2014 as Brighella (Ariadne auf Naxos), and returns to reprise the role in the 2015/16 Season.

Schweinester was born and raised in Innsbruck, where he sang as a boy treble with the Wiltener Sängerknaben. He studied with Karlheinz Hanser in Vienna, at the Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia in Rome and on the 2012 Young Singers Project at the Salzburg Festival. His first professional engagements were at the Tiroler Festspiele Erl, Wiener Festwochen and Reinsberg Festival. He was a member of Vienna Volksoper 2009–13, where his roles included Beppe (Pagliacci), Pedrillo (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) and Vašek (The Bartered Bride). Other engagements include singing in the world premiere of Cerha’s Onkel Präsident at the Prinzregententheater, Munich

Schweinester is also a keen concert singer, and makes regular appearances throughout Austria, including at the Vienna Konzerthaus, where he has sung Bach cantatas and Schumann’s Dichterliebe. His recordings include Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.