The tenor Marcus Ullmann was born in Olbernhau near Dresden. He started singing as a member of the famous Dresden Kreuzchor at the age of ten, thereafter studying with Hartmut Zabel and Margret Trappe-Wiel at the Hochschule für Musik in Dresden. Later he studied with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau in Berlin and with Marga Schiml in Karlsruhe. Graduating with distinction, he soon was a guest singer at the German Opera Houses Staatstheater Mainz and Semperoper Dresden. Following engagements included rôles at the Teatro La Fenice, Venice, the Opera House, Rome, the Teatro Comunale, Florence and Los Angeles Opera. He has performed as a concert singer widely throughout Europe, in North and South America and in Japan, collaborating in a wide repertoire with a number of distinguished conductors. He often sings with the Dresden Kreuzchor, the Windsbach Knabenchor and the Thomanerchor Leipzig. As a recitalist Marcus Ullmann has been a guest at major festivals both in Germany and internationally. His accompanists include Camillo Radicke, Alexander Schmalcz and Martin Stadtfeld. Radio and television broadcasts as well as numerous recordings are further evidence of his talent.