Matthias Goerne

(b. 1967)

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(b Weimar, 1967).

Ger. bass‐baritone. Studied with H. J. Beyer in Leipzig, then with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau. Won many prizes, incl 1st prize in Hugo Wolf Comp. 1990. Prof. début Leipzig 1990 (St Matthew Passion, cond. Masur). Opera début Cologne 1990 (title‐role in Der Prinz von Hamburg). Brit. début London 1995 (Wigmore Hall recital), CG 2000 (Wozzeck). Salzburg Fest. début 1997 (Papageno). Has sung at many leading opera houses, incl. NY Met. Teacher at Robert Schumann Mus. Sch., Düsseldorf, from 2004.

Subjects: Opera.

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