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Christoph Prégardien (Tenor)

Born: January 18, 1956 - Limburg an der Lahn, Germany

The German tenor, Christoph Prégardien, who is widely regarded as among the foremost lyric tenors, began his career in music with the Limburg Cathedral Choir. He studied voice with Martin Gründler at the Frankfurt College of Music (garduated in 1983), and later took lessons with Carla Castellani in Milan, with Karlheinz Jarius in Frankfurt and Alois Treml in Stuttgart. In 1978 he won the Federal Republic of Germany vocal competition in Berlin.

Christoph Prégardien sang opera in Frankfurt am Main, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Antwerp, Karlsruhe, Ghent, and other European cities. As a concert singer Christoph Prégardien regularly collaborates with such well-known conductors as Frans Brüggen, John Eliot Gardiner, Michael Gielen, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Philippe Herreweghe, Christopher Hogwood, René Jacobs, Ton Koopman, Sigiswald Kuijken, Gustav Leonhardt and Helmuth Rilling. His repertoire includes the great oratorios and passions of the Baroque, the Classical and the Romantic periods, but he also sings works by 17th century composers (e.g. Monteverdi, Heinrich Schütz, Purcell) and by 20th century composers (Benjamin Britten, Igor Stravinsky, Killmayer, Rihm).

Christoph Prégardienís opera engagements (Ulisse, Tamino, Don Ottavio, Almaviva and Fenton) have taken him to Frankfurt and Stuttgart, and farther afield to Cairo, Montpellier, Tokyo and Parma.

After the resounding success of his first four records of Lieder (he studied at the Frankfurter Musikhochschule in the Lied Class with Hartmut Höll), Christoph Prégardien has made further CDís with songs by Schubert and Robert Schumann, he has recorded J.S. Bachís major Passions and Oratorios, George Frideric Handelís Messiah, the Mozart Requiem, Haydnís Creation and many other works.


 

Source: Mostly from liner notes to Capriccio CD 60046-2 (Matthäus-Passion, conducted by Hermann Max, 1996)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (March 2001)

Christoph Prégardien: Short Biography | Recordings of Vocal Works

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Works

Frieder Bernius

Tenor

BWV 206, BWV 207a

Georg Christoph Biller

Tenor

BWV 248

Frans Brüggen

Tenor

BWV 245 [1st]

Riccardo Chailly

Tenor

BWV 244 [1st, Evangelist]

Christophe Coin

Tenor

BWV 6, BWV 41, BWV 85, BWV 115, BWV 175, BWV 180, BWV 183

Michel Corboz

Tenor

BWV 245

Marcus Creed

Tenor

BWV 244 [Evangelist]

Diego Fasolis

Tenor

BWV 232

Michael Gielen

Tenor

BWV 10, BWV 243, BWV 245 [TV, Evangelist]

Reinhard Goebel

Tenor

BWV 182 [Radio broadcast]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Tenor

BWV 244 [4th, Evangelist]

Philippe Herreweghe

Tenor

BWV 11 [1st], BWV 36, BWV 43 [1st], BWV 44 [1st], BWV 61, BWV 62
BWV 232, BWV 233-236, BWV 244 [Video, 4th , Evangelist], BWV 245 [3rd, Evangelist]

René Jacobs

Tenor

BWV 205, BWV 232

Ton Koopman

Tenor

BWV 5, BWV 7, BWV 8, BWV 10, BWV 12, BWV 17, BWV 18, BWV 26, BWV 30a, BWV 37, BWV 41, BWV 43, BWV 45, BWV 48, BWV 55, BWV 61, BWV 66, BWV 70, BWV 78, BWV 86, BWV 88, BWV 91, BWV 94, BWV 98, BWV 99, BWV 107, BWV 111, BWV 112, BWV 113, BWV 114, BWV 115, BWV 116, BWV 121, BWV 124, BWV 127, BWV 132, BWV 135, BWV 137, BWV 138, BWV 139, BWV 145, BWV 149, BWV 151, BWV 153, BWV 154, BWV 164, BWV 166, BWV 168, BWV 171, BWV 172, BWV 174, BWV 175, BWV 177, BWV 178, BWV 182, BWV 194, BWV 205, BWV 206, BWV 207a, BWV 213
BWV 244 [1st], BWV 244 [2nd, Evangelist], BWV 247 [1st], BWV 247 [2nd, DVD], BWV 248, Sacred Songs BWV 439-507, Quodlibet BWV 524

Sigiswald Kuijken

Tenor

BWV 21, BWV 243, BWV 245 [1st, Evangelist], BWV 245 [2nd, Video, Evangelist], BWV 248

Gustav Leonhardt

Tenor

BWV 11, BWV 201, BWV 205, BWV 211, BWV 213, BWV 214
BWV 244 [1st, Evangelist], BWV 244 [2nd, Evangelist], BWV 249

Martin Lutz

Tenor

BWV 244, BWV 245

Gerald A. Manig

Tenor

BWV 232

Hermann Max

Tenor

BWV 244, BWV 245

Erwin Ortner

Tenor

BWV 232

Ralf Otto

Tenor

BWV 248

Helmuth Rilling

Tenor

BWV 34a, BWV 120a, BWV 235, BWV 236, BWV 243a, BWV 248/1,3 (4th), Chorales & Sacred Songs

Jörg Straube

Tenor

BWV 232

Links to other Sites

Website of Christoph Prégardien
Christoph Prégardien (Lotte Lehmann Foundation)
Pregardien - 27-6-1998

Christoph Pregardien (Rockefeler)
Christoph Pregardien Andreas Staier (Musikverein) [German]
Events at McCain: Christoph Prégardien

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