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Christian Gerhaher

Christian Gerhaher

Baritone

Widely recognised as one of the finest lieder-singers of the early twenty-first century, Christian Gerhaher was born in Straubing in 1969 and trained Munich’s Hochschule für Musik und Theater (where he received coaching from Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, and is now a professor himself); his early career was spent in Wurzburg, where roles included Papageno and Guglielmo. Mozart continued to play a significant role in his career, though since the mid-2010s he has branched out into heavier repertoire including Berg’s Wozzeck (available on DVD) and Wagner’s Amfortas; his signature-role is Wolfram in Tannhauser, which he has sung all over Europe and recorded for Marek Janowski (‘Gerhaher’s Wolfram is a model of elegance’ – Opera Now).

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