René Pape

(b. 1964)

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(b Dresden, 1964).

Ger. bass. Sang in Dresden Kreuzchor and studied at Carl Maria von Weber High Sch. for Mus. Prof. début (while student) 1988 (Speaker in Die Zauberflöte). Berlin Staatsoper from 1988, roles incl. Sarastro, Rocco, Hunding, and King Mark. Débuts: Salzburg Fest. 1990 (Sarastro); La Scala 1991 (Sarastro), NY Met 1992 (in Seville), 1995 (in NY), Bayreuth 1994 (Fasolt), Vienna 1996, CG 1997, San Francisco 2001, Glyndebourne 2003. Sang his first Boris, Berlin 2005.

Subjects: Opera.

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