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Wolfgang Klose (Bass)

Born: Germany

The German bass, Wolfgang Klose, received his musical grounding with the Regensburger Domspatzen under the choirmaster Georg Ratzinger and took part in numerous concert tours, television, radio and CD productions, both as a member of the choir and as a soloist. While undertaking numerous engagements for choral and solo performances with the Renner Ensemble Regensburg and the Deutsche Bachsolisten he continued his studies of singing under Peter Wetzler, Professor Michael Schopper and Emeritus Professors Hans and Ilse Hagen as well as taking part in master-classes under Kurt Moll. He also participated in concerts and CD productions of the Kammerchor Stuttgart under Frieder Bernius.

Since 1998 Wolfgang Klose has been a permanent member of the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks. He has appeared as a soloist among others in the Herkulessaal concert hall of the Residenz in Munich and in the Gasteig under the batons of Marcello Viotti, Arthur Fagen and Oleg Caetani, performing in Gianni Schicchi by Puccini and excerpts from operas by Rossini and Cilea, and singing the role of Hans Foltz in the Meistersinger von Nürnberg with Bernd Weikl in the role of Hans Sachs. Recent roles have included the Graf von Ceprano in Verdi's "Rigoletto" with Vladimir Chernov as Rigoletto. He also sang in the latest CD recording of Vesselina Kasarova under the baton of Arthur Fagen.

His repertoire covers the major roles for the deep bass voice such as for example J.S. Bach's St. John Passion (BWV 245) and the Dvorák Stabat Mater, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle and many others. Wolfgang Klose is particularly committed to the performance of contemporary music. On the occasion of the original performance of the Requiem by Mikis Theodorakis in 1996 which formed the final concert of the "European Weeks" festival in the cathedral in Passau, a critic wrote: "The festival has engaged a first-class soloist in Wolfgang Klose (Bass) from Munich. He sang this demanding part brilliantly both from the technical and artistic points of view."

Source: BR-Online Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (December 2009)

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