Celebrated as one of the leading tenors of our times, Michael Schade appears regularly on all of the important opera houses and concert stages of the world. Opera and concert performances have taken him to the Verbier, Lucerne, Grafenegg, Glyndebourne and Salzburg Festivals, the Vienna, Hamburg and Berlin State Operas, the Metropolitan Opera and Canadian Opera Company. He enjoys a close collaboration with the Vienna State Opera where he could be heard in all major Mozart and Strauss roles.
In addition to his opera career, Michael Schade devotes much of his artistry to concert and recital performances. He appears regularly with the leading orchestras of the world, such as the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Berlin and New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Symphony orchestras of Toronto, Montreal and Boston, under such renowned conductors as Bolton, Bychkov, Chailly, Gergiev, Harding, Jansons, Jordan, Luisi, Mehta, Muti, Nagano, Rattle, Thielemann, Ticciati, Welser-Möst and Young. His musical activities were strongly influenced by his frequent collaboration with Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
Song recitals have taken him to all major venues, such as Musikverein and Konzerthaus Vienna, Vienna State Opera, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall London, New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall as well as to the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg.
Schade is a prolific recording artist, his numerous recordings and immense repertoire range from Bach’s Passions to Mahler’s Lied von der Erde.
In 2007 the Vienna State Opera has awarded Mr. Schade with the title Austrian Kammersänger. Schade is the artistic director of the Hapag-Lloyd Stella Maris Vocal Competition. The Internationale Barocktage Stift Melk has appointed Mr. Schade its Artistic Director through 2022. In 2017 Michael Schade was granted the title Officer to the Order of Canada (O.C.).