Martin Rieck

Martin Rieck’s interpretations have been praised by nationwide specialist journals and magazines such as “das orchester”, “DIE DEUTSCHE BÜHNE” and “Der Opernfreund”, who described the young tenor as a “brilliant actor”, “with a powerful, bright tenor” and “a sonorous voice”.

Born in Cottbus/Germany in 1990, he was influenced at an early age by his time as a child soprano at the Plauen-Zwickau Theater in a variety of productions and with roles such as the Shepherd Boy in Wagner's “Tannhäuser” and the leading role of Amahl in Menotti's Christmas opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors”. He completed his studies in Voice and Vocal Pedagogy in Dresden with a Master of Music. He received lessons from teachers such as Piotr Bednarski and Olaf Bär.

Martin Rieck has performed as a guest in numerous productions, such as at the Landesbühnen Sachsen, at the Semperoper Dresden, at the Felsenbühne Rathen, at theatres in Plauen, Zwickau, Freiberg, Rostock, Lübeck and Annaberg-Buchholz, and at the Staatsschauspiel Dresden, interpreting roles such as Pyramus (“Pyramus and Thisbe”, baroque opera by J. F. Lampe), Basilio (“Le nozze di figaro”, Mozart), Monostatos and First Armoured Man (“The Magic Flute”, Mozart), Pedrillo (“Die Entführung aus dem Serail", Mozart), Max ("Der Freischütz", Weber), the First Vagabond ("Die Kluge", Orff), Fürst Roderich ("The Mine Foreman", Zeller) or the male lead role of Remus in the German premiere of “Treemonisha” by Scott Joplin.

The singer has performed with many orchestras, including the Elbland Philharmonic Orchestra of Saxony, the Dresden State Operetta Orchestra and the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra. His repertoire includes Bach's "Magnificat" and the "Christmas Oratorio", Handel's "Messiah" and numerous cantatas and masses, as well as Lehár's "Fever" and many titles from the operetta and musical genres. Rieck featured on radio recordings for MDR and Deutschlandfunk. He has also been a frequent guest at the Richard Wagner Sites and at song recitals by “Lied in Dresden” or the “Lied-Gut” series.

Martin Rieck has worked with conductors such as Hans-Christoph Rademann, Ludwig Güttler, Ekkehard Klemm, Rolf Reuter, Christian Voß, Steffen Leißner and Georg-Christoph Sandmann, with directors such as Rainer Wenke, Andreas Baumann and Sebastian Ritschel, as well as the choreographer Massimo Gerardi.

Martin Rieck has been Pro-Rector for Artistic Practice and International Relations in the governance of the Rostock University of Music and Drama since 2021, where he holds a position as a lecturer in singing for teacher education degrees. He has also been teaching voice at the Dresden University of Music since 2015. He headed the Singing Department at the District Music School in East Saxony from 2016 to 2017 and prepared applicants for the entrance exams for music studies at the Landesgymnasium für Musik in Dresden. He is a member of the BDG (German Singing Teachers Association).