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Aldo Baldin (Tenor)

Born: January 1, 1945 - Urussanga, Brazil
Died: January 5, 1994 - Waldbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

The Brazilian tenor, Aldo Baldin, was the son of Italian parents who immigrated to Brazil. There he studied piano and cello playing in Porto Allegre and in Rio de Janeiro singing with Eliane Sampaio. The renowned conductor Karl Richter became attentive to his beautiful voice and arranged for him the studies in Germany, where at the Musikhochschule of Frankfurt a.M. he was a pupil of Martin Gründler. Studies followed with Margarethe von Winterfeldt in Berlin, with Conchita Badia and with Noëmi Perugia in Paris.

After that Aldo Baldin had already worked as a concert singer, engaged during 1975-1977 at the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern. Since 1977 he was the first lyric tenor at the National Theatre of Mannheim. Among other things he appeared in 1981 at the Deutsche Opera House in Berlin, in 1983 at the Opera of Rome as Arbace in the Mozartís Idomeneo, in 1989 at the Opera House of Cologne. He gave guest appearance at the opera of Rio de Janeiro as Tamino in the Die Zauberflöte. He was considered as outstanding Mozart singer (in roles such as Belmonte, Idamante, Arbace in Idomeneo, Don Ottavio, Tamino). However, he appeared successfully on the stage also as Alfredo in La Traviata and as Alfred in Fledermaus. At the Salzburg Festival he sang the tenor solo in the Stabat Mater of Dvorák in 1987, in 1988 in the George Frideric Handelís Messiah and in c-moll Mass of Mozart. As a concert singer, he particularly excelled as soloist in oratorios and in religious choral works, he found himself more occupied in this area than by his stage appearances. He undertook extended concert tours, which brought him to France, Holland, Italy, Portugal and Spain, to Switzerland, to Israel and to the USA as well as to South America (Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo). There he also gave guest appearances at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires (1980, as David in the Der Meistersinger).

Since 1979 Aldo Baldin was lecturer at the Musikhochschule of Heidelberg, and later he became a professor at the Musikhochschule of Karlsruhe. He moved to Germany and lived there until the day of his precocious death,
of heart attack, on January 6, 1994, only 49 years old.. He was married with Irene Maria Flesch (born in Blumenau, Brazil), and had two childrens: Serena and Sofia. His children keep living in Waldbronn, Germany.

Aldo Baldin made many, beautiful records: Vox (sacred music, including Masses by J. Haydn), DGG (Johannes-Passion (BWV 245) by J.S. Bach), Philips (Bach Cantatas, The Creation and L'Infedeltà Delusa by Haydn, Monostatos in the Die Zauberflöte, Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro), Telefunken (The Creation of Haydn, Cantatas of Dietrich Buxtehude), Schwann (sacred vocal works), Orfeo (Requiem by Donizetti), Hänssler-Verlag (Missa Solemnis by L.v. Beethoven), Eurodisc (Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244) by J.S. Bach), Ambitus (Verdiís Requiem), Carus (Bach Cantatas); Castle-Video (Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244)).

Source: Operissimo Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (July 2001); Ruud Janssen (February 2006); Jornal A Tribuna Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (July 2001), Renato Bosa (May 2007); Teddy Kaufman (February 2007, photo); Manfred Krugmann (Photos 03-09, January 2013); Yves Goulart, Movie Director: Aldo Blaidn A Life for Music (Dates, January 2013)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Siegfried Bauer


BWV 117, BWV 137

Karl-Friedrich Beringer


BWV 232

Armin Brunner


BWV 245

Enoch zu Guttenberg


BWV 244

Diethard Hellmann


BWV 247

Raymond Leppard


BWV 80, BWV 140

Neville Marriner


BWV 211

Helmuth Rilling


BWV 2, BWV 5, BWV 10, BWV 14, BWV 23, BWV 29, BWV 30, BWV 44, BWV 45, BWV 48, BWV 62, BWV 75, BWV 78, BWV 87, BWV 92, BWV 94, BWV 101, BWV 107, BWV 110, BWV 112, BWV 124, BWV 128, BWV 133, BWV 138, BWV 140, BWV 149, BWV 154, BWV 159, BWV 166, BWV 171, BWV 174, BWV 178, BWV 182, BWV 185, BWV 188, BWV 196, BWV 198
BWV 232, BWV 244, BWV 248/1-3 [DVD]
J.L. Bach: Cantata Die mit Tränen sähen, JLB-8

Hanns-Martin Schneidt


BWV 245

Links to other Sites

Werner Genuit - seine Partner - Aldo Baldin [German]
Jornal A Tribuna [Portuguese]

Goulart Filmes: Aldo Baldin - A Life For Music
Aldo Baldin Movie on Facebook

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