Bass-baritone Marc Pantus, most recently praised by Swiss national press for his “brilliant” and "compelling" interpretation in Rossini’s opera La Gazzetta, is at home in opera as well as oratorio repertoire. This season he sang Bach’s Magnificat with the renowned ensemble Vox Luminis, Mendelssohn’s Paulus, Don Profondo in Rossini’s Reimsreisje/Il Viaggio a Reims with Dutch National Opera and the title role in Telemann’s comic opera Pimpinone opera in Italy and The Netherlands with the Amsterdam Consort. Marc’s career has included many solos in Bach cantatas and he regularly sings the bass arias and the role of Christ in both St. John and St. Matthew Passions, receiving such press accolades as “The star was bass Marc Pantus, who presented a solemn Christ with his impressive voice.” (Deventer Dagblad, March 2008)
He has been featured as soloist with Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Schoenberg Ensemble, ASKO Ensemble, Utrecht Baroque Consort, Netherlands Bach Society, working with such directors as Cristian Macelaru, Jan Willem de Vriend, Kenneth Montgomery, Edo de Waart, Reinbert de Leeuw, Paul McCreesh and Jos van Veldhoven.
With his own company i piccoli holandesi, Marc has performed a series of critically acclaimed comical baroque operas, among others Terremoto, Farfalleta e Lirone by Francesco Conti. With Utrecht Baroque Consort, he has sung the role of Sancho Panza in Conti’s Don Chisciotte in Sierra Morena and the role of Don Quichotte in Telemann’s Don Quichotte auf der Hochzeit des Camacho.
Marc has recorded the Dutch version of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (Christ) for DGG with Residentie Orkest under the direction of Jos Vermunt, and appears on recordings of Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito (Publio) and Galliard’s Pan & Syrinx (Pan), both with Musica ad Rhenum under the direction of Jed Wentz. He studied with Udo Reinemann and Meinard Kraak at the Utrecht Conservatory of Music and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He received a fellowship from the Steans Institute for Young Artists in Chicago, where he studied with Thomas Allen, Christa Ludwig, Barbara Bonney, Elisabeth Söderström and Roger Vignoles.