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While taking acting lessons with Pierre Reynal at the Comédie des Champs Elysées in Paris, Marc Haffner began to sing, first as a baritone, then as a tenor.

In August 2000, he took part in Raina Kabaivanska’s master class at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy. Back in Paris, he joined the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris where he was awarded with a singing prize after two years of study with Fusako Kondo. He was then employed by Radio France Choir where he became one of the soloists.

After meeting Serge Zapolsky, he learned the part of Don José in Bizet’s Carmen which he sang during the Summer Festival 2004 at the Château de Sédières in Corrèze (France).

During the season 2005-2006, he appeared under the baton of Antony Hermus as Max in Weber’s Der Freischütz at Rennes Opera House in Brittany, directed by Daniele Guerra, where his performance was unanimously acclaimed; he also sang Lensky in Tchaikovsky’s Eugen Onegin at Metz Opera House in a new production conducted by Jacques Mercier.

Marc Haffner received a Bayreuth sholarship in 2006 from the Richard Wagner Foundation. Following he moved to Germany and was employed by Theater Ulm as a permanent member of the opera company, where he appeared in 2006-2007 as the Tambourmajor in Berg’s Wozzeck, the Prince in Prokofiev’s Love for Three Oranges and Nerone in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, among other parts. During the season 2007-2008 in Ulm, he sang Max in Der Freischütz, Macduff in Verdi’s Macbeth, and appeared as Lensky in Eugen Onegin.

In season 2008-2009, Marc Haffner took part in the finals of the Mezzo Television Competition in Szeged (Hungary) where he sang Edgar Aubry in Marschner's "Der Vampyr" conducted by Olari Elts. He also appeared as Franz de Telek in "Le Château des Carpathes" from Philippe Hersant (borned 1949) for the first performance of the Salle Pleyel opera in Paris, directed by Laurent Petitgirard.

In season 2009-2010, he sang in Marco Tutino's modern opera "Vita" the part of Doctor Posner at the National Moravian-Silesian Theater of Ostrava (Czech Republic) conducted by Oliver Dohnanyi. He has also been conducted by Pierre-Michel Durand in Beethoven's 9th Symphony in Nantes and in "Das Lied von der Erde" by Gustav Mahler in Paris. Then he took part as Don José in two productions of Carmen in Görlitz (Germany) and in France during the famous “Opéras en Plein Air” tour directed by P.Poivre d'Arvor.

In season 2011-2012, Marc Haffner sang his first Wagner part, as Siegmung in Wagner's Walküre, adapted by J. Dove, directed by Peter Rundel on tour in Europe. He also tooked part with the main part of Rodin to the first performance of “Camille”, composed by Michel Decoust (born 1936).

In season 2012-2013, Marc Haffner has sung his first Bacchus in a new production of Richard Strauss "Ariadne auf Naxos" in the "Théâtre de l'Athénée" of Paris.

As Nerone, 'L'incorronazione di Poppea', Monteverdi
As Max, Der Freischütz, C.M. von Weber
As Macduff, 'Macbeth', Verdi

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After his workshop with Waltraut Meier in Royaumont and his meeting with Jean-Philippe Lafont, Marc Haffner is changing his repertory.

He will give his next recital has a bariton this summer in Normandie accompagnied by the pianist Laure Cambau.