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Werner Krenn (Tenor)

Born: September 21, 1943 - Vienna, Austria

The first steps of Austrian tenor, Werner Krenn, in music were as a chorister in the Wiener Sängerknaben. He later studied bassoon and became first bassoonist with the Wiener Symphoniker from 1962 to 1966. But on the advice of singing experts, he decided to make the most of his fully developed voice and become a singer. He took voice lessons with Elisabeth Rado in Vienna.

Werner Krenn made his operatic debut in Purcellís The Fairy Queen at the Berlin Deutsche Oper. The he sang regularly at the Vienna State Opera. He made his English debut as Jaquino with the Scottish Opera in 1970.

Werner Krenn also appeared frequently as a concert and oratorio singer. His first international appearances were under Herbert von Karajan - in L.v. Beethovenís Missa Solemnis in Salzburg. He had the reputation of one of the foremost lyrical tenors of the late 1960ís and the 1970ís. He was married to the soprano Helga Dernesch.

Source: Liner notes to the album ĎMozart: La Clemenza di Titoí, conducted by Istvan Kertesz (Decca, 1968); Bakerís Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (1997); Virginia Ekman (February 2010)
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Aryeh Oron (May 2001)

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Ernest Ansermet

Tenor

BWV 67, BWV 130

Michel Corboz

Tenor

BWV 245

Karl Münchinger

Tenor

BWV 10, BWV 232, BWV 243, BWV 249

Helmuth Rilling

Tenor

BWV 215

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