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Rüdiger Wohlers (born 4 May 1943) is a German tenor.
Wohlers studied singing at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg. He had his first engagement as a soloist from 1968 to 1971 at the Staatstheater Darmstadt. In May 1969 he sang Telemaco in a new production of the opera Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria by Claudio Monteverdi. 1971 he moved to the Zurich Opera House. There he mainly sang lyrical tenor, especially in the operas of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni and Tamino in The magic flute.
From 1974 onwards Wohlers had a firm commitment to the Staatstheater Stuttgart. In 1977 he sang the Filipeto in the opera I quatro rusteghi in the production of Günther Rennert. In 1984 he sang Don Ottavio on the occasion of the reopening of the restored Stuttgart State Opera. In the 1980s he appeared there in the title role of Harry Kupfer's production of Idomeneo and at the side of Krisztina Laki and Waltraud Meier as Lyonel in the Loriot production of the opera Martha. This production was also shown on television in 1986. He was appointed Kammersänger in recognition of his artistic services to the Stuttgart State Opera.
Regular guest performances led him to the Hamburgische Staatsoper (among others 1984 in L'Ormindo by Francesco Cavalli), to the Bavarian State Opera and to the Vienna State Opera (1973-1980, as Tamino, Belmonte, Ferrando, Don Ottavo, Ernesto in Don Pasquale). Since 1977 there has also been a guest contract with the Deutsche Oper Berlin. In 1984 he also took part in a tour of Japan with the ensemble of the Hamburg State Opera.