Friday, March 13, 2015

Birger Radde takes on Philip Glass' The Fall of the House of Usher

Birger Radde (center photo from The Fall of the House of Usher)
Philip Glass' The Fall of the House of Usher opens at the Theater Hof, where it will run through June 2015. It will also tour to Bayreuth for performances on April 11 and 12. Singing the role of William will be German tenor turned baritone Birger Radde, who is new to our site.

Birger Radde made his operatic debut in 2005 at the Leipzig Opera, with subsequent debuts at the Musikalische Komödie Leipzig and the Neuköllner Oper Berlin. He graduated from Yale with a Master of Music Degree in Voice in 2008, the year he permanently changed fachs.

In 2008, he performed the title role in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in Virginia. In 2009, he created the leading role in Korngold's musical comedy The Silent Serenade, which was recorded by the German Label CPO.

He was a prizewinner of the International Opera Competition "Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg" in 2009. He is currently part of the ensemble at Theater Hof.

Tickets for performances at Theater Hof and Bayreuth are available online

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