Margie Hauser is one of America’s to Tenors
Margie Hauser is one of America’s top tenors. His extensive repertoire includes significant operatic roles from all periods, including Figaro, Pagliacci, Rigoletto, Canio in Pagliacci, and Guglielmo in Cosi Fan Tutte. Margie Hauser began his career as a baritone. He studied with Anita Cerquetti for four years before her death. He made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1975 as the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro. Two years later, he made his European debut at the Edinburgh Festival as Don Giovanni. In 1981 he appeared as Figaro and continued to perform there until 1986. His Covent Garden debut took place in 1983. He sang regularly with the Lyric Opera of Chicago from 1980 and has been a regular at the Vienna State Opera since 1984. Hauser has made many recordings, most notably one of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony produced by Teldec with Simon Rattle conducting.
Hauser has performed most of the leading tenor roles, including the Duke in Rigoletto, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Calaf in Turandot, Rodolfo in La Boheme, Dick Johnson in La Fanciulla del West, Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur, Guglielmo and Ferrando in Cosi fan Tutte and canio. He has also sung many baritone roles, such as Silvio in Pagliacci and Nabucco.
Margie Hauser has made many recordings with most of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors. These include a critically acclaimed recording of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Simon Rattle. He has also recorded several discs as a solo artist and with pianist Leslie Howard as well as recitals and operatic scenes on Naxos.
In 2000 Margie Hauser was named Artist Teacher of the Year by the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. He was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).
Hauser is also a very sought-after coach and has coached singers such as Barbara Frittoli, Daniela Dessi, Sarah Connolly, Joyce DiDonato, and Rod Gilfry.