The Austrian baritone, Mathias Hausmann, studied singing with Karl Ernst Hoffmann in Graz, in the song class of Walter Berry in Vienna and - after gaining a scholarship from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden - studied with Ryland Davies at the Benjamin Britten International Opera School of the Royal College of Music in London. He additionally worked with singers such as Cecilia Bartoli, Christa Ludwig, Thomas Quasthoff, Grace Bumbry and Ileana Cotrubas. He is grateful, too, to his mentor Thomas Hampson from whom he gained important artistic impulses.
In the summer of 2000 Mathias Hausmann gave his opera debut as Sultan in Haydn's L'incontro improviso at the Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt and at the EXPO in Hanover under Adam Fischer. Since the 2004-2005 season he has been a member of the ensemble at the Volksoper in Vienna where, within a very short time, he has become the darling of the public. He can regularly be seen in numerous and widely different roles on the stage of this Viennese theatre whose tradition goes back a very long time. His roles include: Papageno and Figaro-Graf, Dr. Falke, Danilo and Graf Homonay The Gypsy Baron. He can also be heard in the Austrian debut performance of Sophie's Choice with Angelika Kirchschlager and the new productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Die Ausflüge des Herrn Broucek and Die Spanische Stunde.
There are very few young singers with such an artistic range at their disposal to match that of Mathias Hausmann. Ever since his debut at the Mörbisch festival in the summer of 2005 as Danilo in Franz Lehár's The Merry Widow, both public and press have been aware of this young baritone's versatility and artistic charisma.
Mathias Hausmann has been invited to perform at many international festivals, opera houses and concert halls, such as Teatro alla Scala, the Salzburg Festival, the Edinburgh Festival, the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, the London Handel Festival, at Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Teatro Teresa Careno in Caracas, London’s Wigmore Hall, Bunka Kaykan Hall Tokyo, the Vienna Klangbogen and Statesopera, the Spring Festival of the Wiener Musikverein, the Styriarte in Graz, and the Festival Latour de France. Gewandhaus Leipzig, Herkulessaal Munich, Philharmonie Cologne, at the Vlaamse Opera and the opera house of Berne. He has given concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra, Vienna Radio Symphony and Stuttgart’s Bach Academy under Riccardo Chailly, Sir Colin Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Adam Fischer, Asher Fish, Leopold Hager, Martin Haselböck, Julia Jones, Yannick Nézet-Seguin, Helmuth Rilling, Jordi Savall and Sebastian Weigle.
Mathias Hausmann was presented by Christa Ludwig in London's Wigmore Hall and has given concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Stuttgart's Bach Academy under Helmuth Rilling. In 2006 he gave his debuts at the opera houses of Antwerp, Gent and Berne and gave song recitals in Los Angeles, New York, Washington and Gibraltar, as well as sing solo roles in Haydn's The Seasons conducted by Jordi Savall , and in George Frideric Handel's Messiah conducted by Adam Fischer. In June 2007 he replaced Thomas Hampson within very short notice for a song recital in Cologne and got most favourable reviews. In 2007 he also started out on an extensive tour in Japan with the Viennese Volksoper. In 2008 he gave his debut at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan where he returned to open the season 2009 under Daniel Barenboim. Future engagements also include his returns to the Salzburg Festival, the Haydn Festival Eisenstadt and the Teatro alla Scala.
Although still a young artist, his career is already documented by many CD recordings, DVDs and television recordings.