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Dietrich Greve (Baritone)

Born: Jena, Thuringia, Germany

The German baritone, Dietrich Greve, studied at the Dresdner MusikhochSchule and was a master student of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

From 1991 to 2006, Dietrich Greve was engaged at the Opernhaus Chemnitz, and since 2006, he is a freelance artist. In 1991, he received Richard-Wagner-Stipendium in Bayreuth in Bayreuth, In 1996, he was heard as Wolfram von Eschenbach with the Opernhaus Chemnitz at the Teatro La Fenice; in 1999 and 2000, he appreaed with Weill's Der Weg der Verheißung in New York, Tel Aviv and at Expo 2000 in Hannover.

Dietrich Greve has a n active concert activity with extensive concert repertoire, including appearances at the Berliner Philharmonie, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Konzerthaus Berlin and Kulturpalast Dresden.

Dietrich Greve has worked together with conductors and directors: Fabio Luisi, Niksa Bareza, Oleg Caetani, Heinz Fricke, Herbert Blomstedt, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Ludwig Güttler, Rolf Reuter, Mario Venazgo, Roderich Kreile, Eckehard Stier, Ekkehard Klemm, Dieter-Gerhard Worm, Carlos Kalmar, Pattric Ringborg, Georg-Christoph Sandmann, Fabrice Bollon; Michael Heinicke, Steffen Piontek, Arila Siegert, Brigitte Fassbaender, Hinrich Horstkotte, Jasmin Solfaghari, Andreas Baumann, Rainer Wenke, Horst Ludwig and Sabine Sterken.

The baritone has appeared at the houses in Leipzig, Bremen, Staats-Operette Dresden, Görlitz, Regensburg, Osnabrueck and Meiningen. His operatic repertoire includes such roles as: Minister in Fidelio, Dancairo in Carmen, Michonnet in Adriana Lecouvreur by Cilea, Father in Hänsel und Gretel, Silvio in I Pagliacci, Count Eberbach in Der Wildschütz, Count Almaviva in Figaros Hochzeit, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Don Giovanni, Herr Fluth in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Ferdinand in Die Verlobung im Kloster by Prokofiev, Schaunard & Marcello in La Bohème, Ping in Turandot, Figaro in Il barbiere, Graf Dominik in Arabella, Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos, Nick Shadow in The Rake’s Progress, Eugen Onegin, Fra Melitone in Die Macht des Schicksals, Renato & Silvano in Un ballo in maschera, Wolfram in Tannhäuser, Sixtus Beckmesser in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Donner in Das Rheingold, Gunther in Götterdämmerung, Melot in Tristan und Isolde, Heerrufer in Lohengrin and Ottokar in Der Freischütz. In 2006-2007 season, he made his debut at the Volksoper Wien as Johannes Freudhofer in Wilhelm Kienzl’s opera Der Evangelimann.

Source: Volksoper Wien Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (June 2012)
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Aryeh Oron (June 2012)

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Dietrich Greve (Official Website) [Greve]
Voklsoper Wien: Ensemble: Dietrich Greve [German]

Dietrich Greve - Bariton (Staatstheater Mainz) [German]

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