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Roland Hermann (Bass-Baritone)

Born: September 17, 1936 - Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

The German bass-baritone, Roland Hermann, attended the Universities of Freiburg im Bresgau, Mainz, and Frankfurt am Main, and received his vocal training from Margarete von Winterfeldt, Paul Lohmann, and Flaminio Contini. In 1961 he took 1st prize in the competition of the German radio stations.

In 1967 Roland Hermann made his operatic debut as Mozartís Figaro in Trier, then joined the Zürich Opera in 1968. He also sang opera in Munich, Cologne, Buenos Aires, Paris, Berlin, and other cities. His engagements as a soloist with orchestras and as a recitalist took him to many of the major music centres of Europe, the USA (debut with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in 1983), and the Far East. In addition to such operatic roles as Don Giovanni, Wolfram, Germont, and Amfortas, he sang in such rarely-performed works as Robert Schumannís Genoveva, Marschnerís Der Vampyr, Ferruccio Busoniís Doktor Faust, and Arnold Schoenbergís Moses und Aron. He also sang in several premiers, among them Keltenbornís Der Kirschgarten (Zürich, 1984) and Höllerís Der Meister und Margarita (Paris 1989).

Source: Bakerís Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (1997)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (June 2001)

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Eugen Jochum

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BWV 232

Mauricio Kagel

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Mauricio Kagel: Sankt-Bach-Passion

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The Jury (DJSG) [German]
Roland Hermann - biography (Gulbenkian) [Portuguese]

Soloists of the season 2002/2003: Roland Hermann (BR Online) [German/English]

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