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Raimonds Spogis (Baritone)

Born: Münster, Germany

The German baritone, Raimonds Spogis, studied singing with Professor Uta Spreckelsen (Münster), Professor Dr. William Workman (Hamburg) and Professor Klaus-Dieter Kern (Karlsruhe), and at the Musikhochschule Detmold-Abteilung Münster, where he passed the State Music Teachers Examination. He continued his studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, obtaining a singing diploma (with distinction), and at the Institut für Musiktheater der Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, obtaining an opera diploma. Important artistic and vocal technical impetus he learned from master-classes and lessons with the Lied-Duo Mitsuko Shirai / Hartmut Höll, with Ralph Gothoni, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Kurt Widmer, Jessica Cash, Daniel Ferro, Rudolf Piernay, Brigitte Fassbaender, Hans-Joachim Beyer and Donald Litaker. Numerous awards at national and international competitions show his early mature skills (such as the Robert-Schumann-Wettbew. Zwickau).

As a concert and Lieder singer Raimonds Spogis has appeared in Germany other European countries and Israel at various festivals with conductors such as Max Pommer, Sir David Willcocks, Jean-Claude Malgoire and Gérard Lesne. He also records radio and CD recordings of his very wide repertoire.

Opera engagements have led Raimonds Spto German and French stages, where he performs lyrical specialist roles from all musical periods (such as Rossini's Figaro at the Theater der Stadt Koblenz, Papageno at the Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing and at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysees in Paris, Junius in Benjamin Britten's Rape of Lucretia at the Opera Rennes).

For over fifteen years, Raimonds Spogis has worked as a singing teacher, currently teaching at the Hochschule für Musik Köln and the Musikhochschule Münster. Since 2007 he has taught singing at the Landesmusikgymnasium Rheinland-Pfalz.

Source: Landes Musik Gymnasiun Rheinland-Platz Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (November 2010)
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Aryeh Oron (November 2010)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Jan Ernst

Bass

BWV 247

Johannes-Matthias Michel

Bass

BWV 245

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