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Thomas Quasthoff

(b. 1959)


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(b Hildesheim, 1959).

Ger. baritone. Studied law at Hanover Univ., then from 1972 privately in Hanover with Charlotte Lehmann (singing) and Ernst Huber‐Contwig (mus. theory and history). Won various prizes 1988–96. Prof. of vocal studies, Detmold Univ. Mus. Sch. from 1996. USA début Oregon 1995; NY 1998 (Winterreise); Carnegie Hall 1999 (Britten's War Requiem, Boston SO cond. Ozawa). Opera début Berlin PO (concert) 2002, Salzburg Easter Fest. 2003 (stage) (both as Don Fernando in Fidelio, cond. Rattle). Vienna Opera début 2004 (Amfortas in Parsifal). Salzburg Fest. début 2004 (recital). Outstanding perf. of Winterreise (with Barenboim, pf.).

Subjects: Music.


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