MARKUS EICHE was born in St. Georgen im Schwarzwald, he studied in Karlsruhe and Stuttgart and is a prizewinner of several national and international competitions. He started his career at the National theater Mannheim, and there played the roles of Marcello (La Bohème), Wolfram (Tannhäuser), Papageno (Zauberflöte), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) as well as the leading roles in Wozzeck and Don Giovanni. In the season 2007/2008, he became an ensemble member of the Wiener Staatsoper and sang among others, Marcello, Jeletzki, Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), Albert (Werther), Lescaut (Manon), Fritz/Frank, Valentin (Faust), Donner (Das Rheingold), Gunther (Götterdämmerung), Eugen Onegin, Don Juan (Aus einem Totenhaus), and Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus). In addition, he has appeared as a guest at the Salzburg Festival, the Milan Scala, the Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, the Semperoper Dresden, the Deutschen Staatsoper Berlin, the Finnish National Opera, the Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, the Münchner Staatsoper and at the Bayreuth Festival. Since autumn 2012, Markus Eiche teaches at the Hochschhule der Künste in Zurich.