Dario Schmunck - Tenor

Dario Schmunck was born and trained with Nino Falzetti and Andres Risso in Argentina. He won the Secondo Concorso Internazionale di Canto Franco Corelli in Ancona.

He made his debut at the Teatro Argentino de La Plata as Lindoro L’Italiana in Algeri, Conte Almaviva Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Don Ottavio Don Giovanni, before beginning a long association with the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires as Jacquino Fidelio.

He has had strong links with a number of theatres, including the Staatsoper Hamburg, Teatro la Fenice in Venice, the Wiener Volksoper (where he sang for several seasons), the Aalto Musiktheater Essen (where he began his European career, engaged by Stefan Soltesz) and, of course, the Teatro Colon where he has sung many roles.

The core of Dario Schmunck’s repertoire has been and will continue to be the Italian bel-canto roles, which he has sung in some of the best opera houses in the world. The roles with which he has so far been most associated are Leicester Maria Stuarda (Teatro alla Scala, Teatro la Fenice, Opera di Roma, Opéra National de Lyon, Theatre des Champs Élysées), Alfredo La Traviata (Wiener Staatsoper, Teatro San Carlo, Hamburg, Venice, Zagreb), Tebaldo I Capuleti ei Montecchi (Royal Opera House in London, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova), Il Duca Rigoletto (Hamburg, Venice, Toulouse, Teatro Verdi di Salerno, Teatro Argentino de la Plata and the five theatres of the Circuito Lombardo), Edgardo Lucia di Lammermoor (Teatro Colon, Salerno) and Lord Percy Anna Bolena (Lyon and Paris).

Dario Schmunck’s other roles have included the title role in Faust (which he has sung in Bergen and Lisbon), Ernesto Don Pasquale (Bologna, Naples and St. Gallen), The Italian Tenor Der Rosenkavalier (Bayerische Staatsoper and Oper Frankfurt), Nemorino L’Elisir d’Amore (Palma de Mallorca and the Wiener Volksoper) and Principe Pio in Vive’s La Generala (the Volksoper and Teatro Verdi in Trieste), as well as Fenton Falstaff, Tamino Die Zauberflöte, Rinuccio Gianni Schicchi which he has sung at the Teatro Colon.

Dario Schmunck has worked with many of the finest conductors, including Lorin Maazel, Stefan Soltesz, Mark Elder, Evelino Pido, Lawrence Foster, Donato Renzetti, Simone Young, Alberto Zedda, Daniel Oren and Paolo Arrivabeni and has recorded Bellini’s La Straniera with David Parry and Opera Rara.

Dario Schmunck’s most recent roles have included Arturo La Straniera at the Theater an der Wien and Oper Zurich (opposite Edita Gruberova), Edgardo Lucia di Lammermoor and the title role in Faust at the Hungarian State Opera, Jago Rossini’s Otello at the Theatre La Monnaie in Brussels and Leicester Maria Stuarda in Bergamo and Rovigo opposite Mariella Devia.

 


 

“Dario Schmunck, der sich als Arturo auf der CD-Einspielung von Opera Rara profiliert hat und in der Zürcher Produktion den ursprünglich verpflichteten Gregory Kunde ersetzt, zeigt sich der Tenorpartie mit leicht ansprechender Höhe, tragender Mittellage und kultivierter Phrasierung sängerisch souverän gewachsen. ”

“Dario Schmunck, who had made his mark as Arturo on a CD recording for Opera Rara and who replaced Gregory Kunde, initially cast, in the Zurich production, showed in the tenor part an easily produced and appealing high voice, a carrying middle voice and a refined vocal phrasing, supremely displayed.”

Marianne Zelger-Vogt (Neue Zürcher Zeitung) www.nzz.ch

Arturo – La Straniera – Opernhaus Zürich

“Den guten, liebenden, verzweifelten, also Arturo, für den Dario Schmunck bringt eine lyrische, entspannte, im besten Sinne belcantistische Stimme.”

“To the good, loving, desperate Arturo, Dario Schmunck brings a lyrical, relaxed and – in the best sense – bel-canto voice.”

Susanne Kübler (Tages Anzeiger) www.tagesanzeiger.ch 

Arturo – La Straniera – Opernhaus Zürich

“Für den exaltierten Charakter des Arturo hat Bellini erstaunlicherweise keine Arie komponiert. Dario Schmunck kann jedoch in grossen Duetten mit Alaide und Valdeburgo und im Terzett und Quartett mit seinen tenoralen Qualitäten glänzen. ”

“Surprisingly, for the exalted character of Arturo, Bellini did not compose an aria.  However, Dario Schmunck was able to let his tenor qualities shine in the big duets with Alaide and Valdeburgo, as well in trios and quartets.”

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Arturo – La Straniera – Opernhaus Zürich

“Einen sehr guten Eindruck hinterließ als Arturo der am Opernhaus debütierende Argentinier Dario Schmunck mit seinem virilen und mit schönem Legato geführten Tenor und seiner packenden Rollenidentifikation.”

“Dario Schmunck as Arturo made a very good impression in his Opernhaus debut with his virile tenor with beautiful legato and his haunting identification with the role.”

Torbjörn Bergflödt, (Südkurier) www.suedkurier.de 

Arturo – La Straniera – Opernhaus Zürich