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Reinhart Ginzel (Tenor)

Born: Wernigerode (Harz), Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

The German tenor, Reinhart Ginzel, sang in various choirs already during his school years. Despite having studied music while at school he studied musicology at Germanistics and Leipzig University. After his studies, he worked temporarily as a reader at the publishers Edition Peters in Leipzig, where, he began to study singing at the Hochschule für Musik. He also took part in international master-classes, with Nicolai Gedda and others. While still a student, he was a member of the Capella Fidicinia at the Muskinstrumentenmuseum in Leipzig. After an "intermezzo" in Rundfunkchor Leipzig, he joined the Landestheater Altenburg as a lyric tenor.

After engagements in Chemnitz and Potsdam, Reinhart Ginzelwas was from 1986 to 1992 a permanent member of the Semper Opera in Dresden, where he sang all the great lyric tenor roles, including Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte, Ottavio in Don Giovanni and Almaviva in The Barber of Seville. He had guest engagements at the Opernhaus Leipzig, Musikalische Komödie Leipzig, Staatstheater Braunschweig, Staatsoperrette Dresden and Metropoltheater Berlin.

Since 1994, Reinhart Ginzel works as freelance singer, also as a singing teacher. He taught at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster.

In his international concert career, Reinhart Ginzel has sung as a soloist with the Staatskapelle Berlin, Rundfunksinfonieorchester Berlin, Staatskapelle Dresden, Dresdner Kreuzchor, Thomanerchor Leipzig, and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. CD and radio recordings under conductors such as Lothar Zagrosek, Peter Schreier, Ludwig Güttler, Richard Bonynge and Gerd Albrecht (world premiere recording of the opera Wozzeck by Manfred Gurlitt) made him known. He was a guest at renowned festivals such as the Helsinki Festival, Bachwoche Ansbach, Dresdner Musikfestspielen, Potsdamer Schlossfestspielen, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspielen, Prague Spring Music Week, Tage Alter Musik in Herne, Wroclaw Cantans, Greifswalder Bachwoche, Sandstein und Musik, and Carl-Loewe-Festtagen in Löbejün. Concert tours have taken him to the Czech Republic, Poland, Finland, Switzerland, France, Italy, Austria, Spain, Denmark and Israel.

Source: Reinhart Ginzel Website, English translation (partly) by Aryeh Oron (June 2012)
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Aryeh Oron (June 2012)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Karl Frotscher


BWV 245 [2nd], BWV 248/4-6

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Reinhart Ginzel - Tenor (Official Website) [mostly German]


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