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Martin Petzold (Tenor)

Born: 1955 - Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

The German tenor, Martin Petzold, received his first musical training as a member of the Thomanerchor of his hometown Leipzig. He studied singing from 1979 to 1985 at the Leipzig University for Music and Theatre ‘Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’ with Mrs. Professor Eva Schubert and later with Bernd Siegfried Weber.

After the state examination in the 1985, Martin Petzold received a permanent engagement at the National Theatre of Halle. Since 1988 he is ensemble member of the Leipzig Opera. His repertoire includes, among other things, David in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Flaut in Ein Sommernachtstraum and Iwan in Die Nase.

Beside the opera work Martin Petzold is connected with such orchestras and choirs as the Thomanerchor Leipzig, Gewandhausorchester, MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Freiburger Baroque Orchestra, Dresdner Kreuzchor and Monteverdi-Chor Hamburg. Numerous concert performances led him to international Festivals in the whole , into the USA, to Israel, Japan and South America. In particular, his interpretations of the Evangelist part in the works of J.S. Bach (led by Georg Christoph Biller, Peter Schreier and Kurt Masur) received world-wide acknowledgment.

Martin Petzold can be heard in numerous TV and Radio broadcasts as well as CD productions. Among other things, he recorded for the Decca label Entartete Musik with Lothar Zagrossek and John Mauceri. For some years has strengthened as a lecturer with international master courses, which concern particularly the interpretation of the music J.S. Bach.

Source: Opernhaus Halle Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (March 2003)
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Aryeh Oron (March 2003)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Works

Georg Christoph Biller

Tenor

BWV 3, BWV 19, BWV 37, BWV 43, BWV 65, BWV 80, BWV 125, BWV 147, BWV 172, BWV 178, BWV 194
Radio:
BWV 19, BWV 21, BWV 22, BWV 23 [1st], BWV 34, BWV 60, BWV 102, BWV 109, BWV 126, BWV 144, BWV 168
BWV 232, BWV 244 [Video], BWV 244b, BWV 248 [2nd], BWV 248 [3rd]

Peter Eidenbenz

Tenor

BWV 244

Matthias Eisenberg

Tenor

BWV 55, BWV 439-507

Roderich Kreile

Tenor

BWV 232 [1st]

Günther Neuhold

Tenor

BWV 244

Peter Schreier

Tenor

BWV 248 [DVD+CD]

Gotthold Schwarz

Tenor

Radio: BWV 75

Rolf Schweizer

Tenor

BWV 244

David Timm

Tenor

BWV 36c, BWV 207a, BWV 208a

David Timm & Volker Bräutigam

Tenor

BWV 247

Wolfgang Unger

Tenor

BWV 198

Jürgen Wolf

Tenor

BWV 245

Links to other Sites

Martin Petzold (Berliner Bachakademie) [German]

Opernhaus Halle: Martin Petzold [N/A]
Göttinger Händel Gesellschaft: Martin Petzold [N/A]
Martin Petzold – Biographie (Marion Möhle) [N/A]

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