Saturday, May 30, 2015

Introducing German Barihunk Raimund Nolte

Raimund Nolte in Dallapiccola's Il Prigioniero
A reader recently spotted Raimund Nolte at the Wiener Festwochen performing Zebul in Händel's Jephtha.

After originally studying mathematics and viola in Cologne, he graduated from the Musikhochschule in Mainz. He made his professsional debut with the German Rhine Opera and was asked to join the Komische Oper in Berlin after being heard by director Harry Kupfer. He went on to perform in Halle from 2005 - 2009, where he specialized in Händel, but also performed in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, Mozart's Don Giovanni and Dallapiccola's Il Prigioniero.

Raimund Nolte sings Händel's "Cuopre tal volta il cielo":

He appears on numerous CDs, including recordings of Händel's Italian solo cantatas for bass, Gluck's Iphigenia in Aulis, Händel's Admeto, Messiah, Bach's Mass in B minor, Bernstein's Candide and Schubert's Lazarus.

He can next be seen making his debut at the Bayreuth Festival as Melot in Tristan und Isolde conducted by Christian Thielemann. Tristan und Isolde stars Stephen Gould as Tristan, Anja Kampe as Isolde and Christa Mayer as Brangäne and opens on July 25th. Tickets and additional performance information is available online.

1 comment:

  1. Raimund was an exceptionally sympathetic Kurwenal in Strasbourg this season.