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Berthold Possemeyer (Bass)

Born: 1951 - Germany

The German bass, Berthold Possemeyer, studied singing at the Cologne College of Music (Professor Müller-Heuser and Professor J. Metternich) as well as studying school and church music, conducting and musicology. He was awarded prizes at the singing contests in Berlin s’Hertogenbosch and the International Bach Contest in Leipzig. Furthermore he also won the sponsorship prize for young artists awarded by the State of Nordrhein-Westfalen.

Berthold Possemeyer's opera debut at the Oldenburg Theatre was followed by other engagements in Essen, Gelsenkirchen, the ‘Komische Oper’ in Berlin and the Volksoper in Vienna. Concert engagements also led to numerous festivals. In recent years he has become much in demand for song recitals and oratorios.

Berthold Possemeyer’s further vocal training is in the hands of Professor Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.

Source: Liner notes to the 2-CD album ‘J.S. Bach: St. John Passion’ conducted by Eckhard Weyand (Hänssler, 1998; Ruud Janssen (February 2006))
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Aryeh Oron (June 2001)

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Johannes Hömberg

Bass

BWV 245 [Jesus]

Matthias Janz (Organ)

Bass

BWV 445, BWV 446, BWV 451, BWV 452, BWV 479, BWV 508

Gerald Kegelmann

Bass

BWV 244

Hermann Max

Bass

BWV 78, BWV 147

Wolfgang Schäfer

Bass

G.P. Telemann: Passions-Oratorium Seliges Erwägen, TWV 5:2

Eckhard Weyand

Bass

BWV 245

Gerhard Wilhelm

Bass

BWV 245

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