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Lars Woldt (Bass)

Born: Herford, Germany

The German bass, Lars Woldt, studied at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold with Professor Giselher Klebe (composition) and Professor Martin Christian Vogel (singing); resuming studies with KS Walter Berry, Karlheinz Hanser and above all KS Franz Crass. In 1997 he received scholarship of the Richard-Wagner-Verbandes.

Lars Woldt was firstly engaged from 2000 to 2003 at the Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck, where he sang König Marke (Tristan und Isolde), Timur (Turandot), Rocco (Fidelio), Falstaff (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor), Bottom (A Midsummer Nightís Dream), Der Alte (Gespenster-sonate), Publio (La clemenza di Tito) and Zsupan (Der Zigeunerbaron). He had guest appearances at the Landestheater Detmold (bass part in Purcell's King Arthur) as well as the Staatstheater Braunschweig (Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier).

Lars Woldt's concert repertoire includes the Passions of J.S. Bach, several oratorios of George Frideric Handel, J. Haydn's Die Schöpfung and Die Jahreszeiten, L.v. Beethoven's 9th Symphony and Missa Solemnis, Verdi's Requiem, Brahms' Deutsches Requiem, Dvorak's Stabat Mater and Dmitri Shostakovich's Michelangelo Suite. He has co-operated with the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Radiophil-harmonie Hannover, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and at the Schleswig-Holstein-Musikfestival, the Berliner Philharmonie, the Kölner Philharmonie, the Leipzig's Gewandhaus and at the Auditorio Nacional de Musica in Madrid.

CD productions in which Lars Woldt has participated include F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's Die erste Walpurgisnacht under Helmuth Rilling and Straussí Elektra under Semyon Bychkov. He has appeared in several premiers, the last of which, Michelangelo-Gesänge, was dedicated to him by the composer Giselher Klebe.

Since February 2004 Lars Woldt is ensemble member of the Volksoper Wien. In June 2004 he was distinguished with the Eberhard-Wächter-Förderpreis of the Wiener Staatsoper. His operatic repertoire includes roles as Bett (Zar und Zimmermann), Falstaff (Die Lustigen Weiber Von Windsor), Rocco (Fidelio), Marke (Tristan Und Isolde) and Timur (Turandot). In 2004-2005 season he is going to sing the roles of Dottore Grenvil (La Traviata), Der Pfarrer (new production of Irrelohe), Ratefreund (Die Vögel), as well as Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola), Richter von Richmond (Martha), Publius (La clemenza di Tito) and Kezal in the new production of Die verkaufte Braut.

Source: Volks-Oper Wien & Staatstheater Braunschweig Websites, English translation by Aryeh Oron (May 2005)
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Aryeh Oron (May 2005)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Horst Meinardus


BWV 248

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Lars Woldt (Staatstheater Braunschweig) [German]

Lars Woldt (Volks-Oper Wien)

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