Tenor Maximilian Mayer was born in Regensburg, Germany.
He completed his vocal studies under Peter Edelmann cum laude at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.
Since 2023, he has been working as a freelance tenor and made his Wagner debut as Froh at the Staatstheater Kassel in April.
In the upcoming season, he will make his debut at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing as Camille de Rosillon in "The Merry Widow." He will also debut in the same role at the Oper Köln in December.
He made his debut at Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich in May 2015 as Valentin in the Hervé operetta „Le petit Faust“. From 2016 till 2023 he was a soloist in the company of the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, where he appeared as Candide, Don Ottavio („Don Giovanni“), Ferrando („Così fan tutte“) and Tamino („The Magic Flute“), among others. He also performed Tamino at Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Theater Dortmund and Staatstheater Kassel.
His engagements have taken him to various opera houses, including Theater Kiel, Theater Heidelberg, Theater Koblenz, and the Semperoper Dresden, where he will be seen again in 2024 as Mr. Smith in "La cantatrice chauve".
In September 2015 he won not only first prize in the musicals and operetta division but also the audience choice prize and the special prize for the best interpretation of a Viennese Lied at the Heinrich Strecker Cross-Over Competition.