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Rüdiger Ballhorn (Tenor)

Born: 1973 - Homberg/Efze, Hesse, Germany

The German tenor, Rüdiger Ballhorn, had his early musical training in the Windsbacher Knabenchor from 1981 to 1985. His training as a soloist began in 1993 under Horst Laubenthal, with whom he studied at the Würzburg Musikhochschule, followed by master-courses with James Wagner in Lübeck.

Rüdiger Ballhorn's His first opera engagement was in 1999 when he sang Monostatos in W.A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte at the Theater Würzburg. In 2002 he sang in Don Giovanni at the Aix-en-Provence Festival under Daniel Harding in Peter Brook’s production, and in Verdi’s Falstaff at the Paris Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. His career has brought appearances as the Evangelist in J.S. Bach’s Passions and in oratorios by George Frideric Handel and Haydn, and works by W.A. Mozart, music which holds a central position in his career. Since 2002 he has sung first tenor in the Ensemble Six and in 2003 was the tenor soloist in Charpentier’s Te Deum at the Bachfest Leipzig.

 

Source: Naxos Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (December 2014)

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Bernhard Schmidt

Tenor

Member of Chapelle de la Vigne:
Jun 2011:
BWV 172, BWV 173, BWV 34
Sep 2012:
BWV 130, BWV 50, BWV 19, BWV 149

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Rudiger Ballhorn - Bio (Naxos)

 


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