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Claudia Darius (Mezzo-soprano)

Born: Köln, Germany

The German mezzo-soprano, Claudia Darius, studied first German and history, before starting to study singing at Bergischen Singing Institute and since 1993 with Christoph Scheeben.

Claudia Darius' wide repretoire includes works from the Baroque to Moderns. She has appeared as a concert singer both in her homeland and abroad. She has worked with renowned conductors, such as Helmuth Rilling, Peter Neumann, Gothard Stierl and A1icja Mounck, as well as with Peter Michael Hammel and Manos Tsangaris with the Frankfurt Festival and Days of New Music.

Claudia Darius has participated also in broadcast productions. Moreover the artist dedicates herself to the Lieder. To complete her training in this field she took master-classes with Barbara Pearson, Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, Diane Forlano, Benjamin Luxon and Ingeborg Danz. In 1993 she was prize-winner of the Singing Competition of the Federation of German Konzertchöre (VDKC).

Source: Liner notes to the CD ‘J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium’ conducted by Rolf Schweizer (Amati, 2002), English translation by Aryeh Oron (March 2003)
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Aryeh Oron (March 2003)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Friedhelm Hochmann & Rolf Müller

Alto

BWV 244

Werner Hümmeke

Alto

BWV 248

Rolf Schweizer

Alto

BWV 243a, BWV 248

Werner Seuken

Alto

BWV 248

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Claudia Darius (NRK) [German]

 

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