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

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" 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 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 theis 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".

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 Augustburg 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 he sings a.o. the MARCHESE D'OBIGNY in "La Traviata" at the Leipzig Opera House, PETER BESENBINDER at the Festival in Immling and BILL in "Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny" at the Opera House in Halle.


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)