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Wolf Matthias  Friedrich

Wolf Matthias Friedrich

Wolf Matthias  Friedrich

A bass-baritone. For three decades, he has been an admired performer of Baroque music in particular. His range allows him to freely perform the highly demanding operatic arias of Handel; in 2008-2010, for example, he sang the part of Zoroaster in Orlando at the Handel Festival in Göttingen, the Mostly Mozart festival in New York's Lincoln Centre, the Drottningholm court theatre near Stockholm and the Komische Opera in Berlin, and also at the Ravinia and Tanglewood festivals. He has also appeared in operas by Mozart, including as Publio in La clemenza di Tito (Prague Opera, 2006-2007) and Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Cologne Opera, 2010). Yet he is equally at home in Romantic repertoire and contemporary music. He has sung under the batons of such conductors as Kurt Masur, Fabio Luisi, Alessandro De Marchi, Roy Goodman and Rudolf Lutz. Highly acclaimed by the critics was his performance as Hans Sachs in Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in Leipzig (cond. David Timm, 2007). He has also appeared in the world premiere of the opera Vatermord by the Taiwanese composer Shih. His recordings have included Schubert's Schwanengesang (with Norman Shetler), Handel's Acis and Galatea (cond. Nicholas McGegan) and the album Treasures from Uppsala (with Les Cornets Noirs). He works regularly with the ensembles Musica Fiata and Cantus Cölln.


 

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