Photo: Inna Kustukovsky

We are delighted to welcome young German Bass-baritone Martin Hässler to the Hazard Chase vocal roster, for general management.

Martin studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the University of Music and Theatre in Leipzig. In 2016 he gave his debut at Garsington Opera in Eugene Onegin followed by Lliam Paterson’s The 8th Door at Scottish Opera,  and has since begun developing a further presence in Europe, with engagements at the Opéra National de Lyon, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Oper Leipzig. Equally at home on the recital and concert stage, Martin has performed at the Wigmore Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Musikverein and the BBC Schubert Festival. With an extensive concert repertoire, performances have included Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and Handel’s Jephtha (Tonhalle Zürich), Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (under Howard Arman), and performances as part of a new project ‘Schubert & Co’, launched at the Oxford Lieder Festival in 2018 alongside pianist and Festival Director Sholto Kynoch.

This season engagements include Ravel’s L’heure Espagnole (Don Inigo) at Opéra National de Lyon, Verdi’s Nabucco (High priest of Bel) at Opéra National de Lyon, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Opéra de Vichy, Marius Felix Lange’s Schneewittchen (Zwerg Adi) at Oper Leipzig and his debut at the Händel Festival Halle.