Wolf Matthias Friedrich - baritone - guest artist
For nearly 30 years already Wolf Matthias Friedrich inspires audiences all over the globe with his singing. The solistic career of the bass singer started after his diploma at the Hochschule für Musik Leipzig with an award at the International Dvorak-competition in Karlovy Cary in 1980, followed by an engagement at the Staatsoper Dresden from 1982-86. An enormous ambitus, the variety of beautiful colours in his voice, technical brilliance, musical intensity and dramatic talent characterise his singing together with broad dynamic range and perfect intonation and articulation - not an implicitness for singers also active on the opera stage today. Soon Wolf also established himself in the field of concert, song and oratorio. His ability to sing very focused and to blend smoothly with an ensemble in spite of his grand volume and especially his curiosity for research and discoveries in Baroque repertoire made him one of the most sought-after singers of the early music scene today. His regular work with directors as Howard Arman, Michel Corboz, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Roy Goodmann, Marek Janowski, Konrad Junghänel, Fabio Luisi, Rudolf Lutz, Nicholas McGegan, Kurt Masur, Philippe Herreweghe, Peter van Heyghen oder Alessandro De Marchi and many others often leads him to the most important concert houses and festivals on all continents. In 2002 he was one of the founders of the Kerll-Rosenmüller-festival in his native region, the Vogtland, which until 2006 presented yearly performances of music by Johann Caspar Kerll, Johann Rosenmüller and Sebastian Knüpfer. Amongst Wolf‘s most recent opera productions are parts in works by Monteverdi, Legrenzi, Steffani, Händel, Mozart, Rossini, Wagner and Cimarosa, but also Weill, Shi, Matthus and Zimmermann in opera houses and festivals in for instance Cologne, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Schwetzingen, Innsbruck, Halle, Drottningholm, Berlin, Hamburg, Wiesbaden, Potsdam, Dresden, Munich, Tanglewood or New York. The singer appears on the most important early music festivals worldwide (Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, Tage Alter Musik Regensburg, Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik....), but also presents recitals and Lied concerts with for instance pianist Norman Shetler or fortepianist Linda Nicholson. Furthermore plenty of broadcast productions as well as more than 60 CD and DVD recordings reflect the wide spectrum of his musical interests, ranging from the Renaissance up to contemporary music.
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