Franz Xaver SCHLECHT Bariton


"Franz Xaver Schlecht, who also has considerable vocal possibilities. Splendidly, he let his warm, flawlessly embeded, rich lyrical baritone voice flow. " Der Opernfreund

2018 Franz Xaver Schlecht made his spectacular debut as PAPAGENO at the Opera House Leipzig. Since the season 2018/19 he is a permanent member of the Leipzig ensemble, singng such parts as PAPAGENO, PETER BESENBINDER, MORALES, KRUSCHINA, OTTOKAR...

At the Nordhausen Theatre he sang DON ALFONSO in „Cosi fan tutte“ and he performed in the children’s opera „Prinz Hugo“.  He also was  KILIAN  „Der Freischütz“ at the Erfurt Theatre.

In 2009 the artist debuted as FIGARO in a special children’s version of „Le nozze di Figaro“ at the  Opera House Leipzig. At the Mainfrankentheater in Würzburg he sang SILVANO in  „Un ballo in maschera“. In 2010 he portrayed  VERSHININ in P.Eötvös’  „Tri Sestri“ at the Bavarian Theatre Academy and in 2011 he also played this role at the Berlin State Opera. At the Heidelberg Theatre he was  PROF. WALTER SPIESS in „Der tausendjährige Posten“ and he sang in „Faure Requiem“.

In the season 2017/18, he successfully performed the COUNT in “Figaro’s Hochzeit”, DANDINI in “La Cenerentola” and HEGER in “Rusalka” at the Coburg Theatre.

The young baritone Franz Xaver Schlecht was already invited to sing at numerous opera houses.  In the season 2015/16 he was MORALES in „Carmen“at the Sondershausen Castle Festival and  HERMANN in „ Les Contes d’Hoffmann“.  He also was CAPPADOCIER in “Salome” at the German Opera Berlin.

At the Nordhausen Theatre, he sang DON ALFONSO in “Cosi fan tutte”. At the Erfurt Theatre he performed in in the Opera for Children “Prince Hugo” and was KILIAN in “Der Freischütz”

2009 he made his successful debut in a Version for Childen of “Le Nozze di Figaro” at the Leipzig Opera and at the Wurzburg Theatre he portrayed SILVANO in “Un ballo in maschera”. In 2010 he was VERSHININ in p. Evötös’ “Tri Sestre” at the Bavarian Theatre Academy and in 2011 at the State Opera Berlin. At the Heidelberg Theatre he could be seen as PROF. WALTER SPIESS in “Der tausendjährige Posten” and in the Faure Requiem.

Franz Xaver Schlecht began his musical studies at the Nürnberg / Augsburg Music Academy and completed them in 2007-2008 at the University of Leipzig and in 2008-2009 at the  Würzburg Music Academy. He absolved master classes with Franz Grundheber and Simon Estes. Already in 2006 he performed at the Augsburg Theatre as HALY in “L’Italiana in Algeri”.

The young singer’s large concert repertoire includes Bach’s Passions and Masses, works from Rossini, Schubert, Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Mahler’s  Lieder and Carl Orff’s  “Carmina Burana”.

In the 2016/17 the young baritone returned as the MARCHESE D’OBIGNY in „La Traviata“ to the Leipzig Opera House. He was  PETER BESENBINDER at the Festival in Immling and BILL in “Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny” at the  Opera House in Halle. In summer 2017, he made his debut as VALENTIN in “Faust” and sang PILATUS in the Saint John’s Passion at the Herrenchiemsee Festival.

In the season 17/18 he makes his debut at the Leipzig Opera House as PAPAGENO (Die Zauberflöte) and OTTOKAR (Der Freischütz) and as CONTE in ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ and DANDINI in ‘La Cenerentola’ at the Coburg Theatre.


Landestheater Coburg – Rusalka - HEGER
The bigot servant, Franz Xaver Schlecht, sings very securely. With his assaults and his superstition, he presents a very scheming, unpleasant portrayal of his character.
O Ton Magazin
Festspiele Wernigerode - Faust - VALENTIN
Franz Xaver Schlecht’s Valentin was a righteous man, whose robust baritone voice convinced right from the first act in the Cavatine ‘Avant de quitter’
Opernglas, 10/2017, J. Gahre
Franz Xaver Schlecht,, August 2017 (german)