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Rodrigo Orrego (Tenor)

Born: Santiago, Chile

The Chilean tenor, Rodrigo Orrego, studied singing in Santiago with Professor Hans for three years. Already during this training he began his concert activity, particularly in Lieder and oratorios. In April 1990 he moved to Germany and continues his training with Professor Aldo Baldin at Musikhochschule Karlsruhe. During this time he participated, among others, in C.Orffís Carmina Burana, Felix Mendelssohnís Eliah, L Cherubiniís Missa Solemnis and Gala concert of Europa Musicale in the Munich Philharmonic Concert Hall.

Rodrigo Orrego has appeared regularly with Bach-Akademie Stuttgart under the direction of Helmuth Rilling, Bamberger Symphoniker, with which he sang in 1992 J.S. Bach Mass in B minor BWV 232 and W.A. Mozartís C minor Mass and others on the occasion of the Spring of Prague in June. In the same year he gave his opera debut with Kammeroper Frankfurt G. Rossiniís L'Occasione fa il Ladro. In Kassel he made guest appearance in I. Montemezziís L'Amore dei tre ré in a production of Giancarlo del Mónaco under the direction of Eugene Kohn. Likewise in the year 1992 he began his first firm engagement at the Staatstheater Darmstadt.

In 1993 Rodrigo Orrego sang the Mozart Requiem with the Gewandhaus-Orchester at the Nicolai Church in Leipzig, Stabat Mater by G. Rossini in Kölner Philharmonie, Mozartís C minor Mass with Professor Wolfgang Gönnenwein and Louis Spohrís Faust in concertante performance with CD recording in Bad Urach, and in the context of impoertant international tour of sacred works of Dvorák, Mozart, Verdi and J.S. Bach. In 1994 he perdormed F. Schubertís E flat major Mass with the MDR Kammerphilharmonie, J. Haydnís The Creation at the Cologne Philharmonic Concert Hall and in the October J.S. Bachís Mass in B minor BWV 232 at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Argentina with the Bamberger Symphoniker.


Source: Unichor Karlsruhe Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (July 2003)
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Aryeh Oron (July 2003, July 2004)

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Unichor Karlsruhe: L.v. Beethoven Messe in C Dur [German]


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