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René Pape

Singer details:

Voice: Bass
Nationality: German
Year of Birth: 1964

About René Pape:

René Pape (born 4 September 1964) is a German operatic bass.

René Pape was born in Dresden, then part of East Germany. His mother is a hairdresser and his father a chef. His parents divorced when he was two years old and he sometimes lived with his grandmother, who opened the way for his interest in music. His maternal grandfather was an operetta tenor.

Pape received his musical education from 1974 to 1981 with Dresdner Kreuzchor (he even appeared as one of the Three Boys in Die Zauberflöte and the Dresden Conservatory in the early '80s. He had his debut with the Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden in 1988, and achieved international recognition in 1991, when Sir Georg Solti cast him as Sarastro in a production of Die Zauberflöte, a role he sang again the same year at La Scala in Milan under Solti's direction. He sang in Haydn's Die Jahreszeiten ("The Seasons") with the Orchestre de Paris and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, both under Solti (1992), then Don Fernando (Fidelio), the Speaker and Sarastro with the Vienna State Opera during the 1992-93 season, King Philip (Don Carlo) in Basle Switzerland) and had his Bayreuth debut under the baton of James Levine as Fasolt in Das Rheingold in 1994. The year 1995 saw his debut with the Metropolitan Opera, as the Night Watchman in Die Meistersinger, where he has performed practically every year since (Fasolt and King of Egypt (Aida) in 1997, the Old Hebrew (Samson and Dalila) in 1998, King Marke (Tristan) in 1999, Escamillo (Carmen) and Rocco (Fidelio) in 2000, Oreste (Strauss's Elektra) in 2002, Gurnemanz (Parsifal) in 2003, Leporello (Don Giovanni) and King Marke in 2004, Méphistophélès in Gounod’s Faust in 2005, King Heinrich, King Philip, and Sarastro in 2006, Banquo in Macbeth in 2008, Fasolt, Hunding in Die Walküre" in 2009, Boris Godunov in 2010). About his role as King Marke, Anthony Tommasini wrote in the New York Times' November 30, 2008 issue : Few singers have conveyed Marke's feelings of betrayal by his beloved nephew Tristan with such lofty, noble anguish. René Pape's King Marke is a magnificent and dignified performance, sung with the utmost compassion and with an enviable richness and range of bass tone, wrote Michael Kennedy in the Sunday Telegraph on 25 May 2003. As Heinrich, René Pape displayed what must be the most sumptuous operatic bass in the world, wrote Rupert Christiansen in the Daily Telegraph on 5 June 2003.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Der hölle Rache Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Queen
2La ci darem la mano Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.12

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Giovanni
3Pa-Pa-Pa-Papageno Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.31

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: German

Roles: Papagena/Papageno
4Madamina il catalogo e questo Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leporello
5Papagena Papagena Papagena! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.30

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno
6Ella giammai m'amò Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles:
7Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Tamino
8O Isis und Osiris Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.03

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Sarastro
9Bess you is my woman now Popularity:

Opera: Porgy and BessComposer: GershwinAct: 2

Type: duetVoice: B-Br SLanguage: English

Roles: Porgy/Bess
10Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno
11Fin ch'han dal vino Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.20

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni
12Deh! vieni alla finestra Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.04

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni
13Se vuol ballare Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro
14O zittre nicht mein lieber Sohn Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.08

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Queen
15In diesen heil'gen Hallen Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.13

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Sarastro
16Notte e giorno faticar Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.02-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leporello
17Don Giovanni a cenar teco Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.20

Type: trioVoice: Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Leporello/Commendatore
18Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.15

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: German

Roles: Pamina/Papageno
19Mir ist so wunderbar Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.06

Type: quartetVoice: S S B TLanguage: German

Roles: Marzelline/Leonore/Rocco/Jaquino
20O tu Palermo Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Procida
21Leb wohl du kühnes herrliches Kind Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 3.06

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Wotan
22Scintille diamant Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Dapertutto
23Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.23

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno
24Hm! hm! hm! hm! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.11

Type: quintetVoice: Br T S S MzLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno/Tamino/Three ladies
25Nur stille! stille! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.32

Type: quintetVoice: T S S S MzLanguage: German

Roles: Monostatos/Queen/Three ladies
26Ecco il mondo Popularity:

Opera: MefistofeleComposer: BoitoAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mefistofele
27Le veau d'or est toujours debout Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 2.05

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès
28Come dal ciel precipita Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Banco
29Ha! welch ein Augenblick Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.11

Type: aria,choirVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Pizarro
30Wie wie wie? Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.07

Type: quintetVoice: Br T S S MzLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno/Tamino/Three ladies
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