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Christoph Prégardien

, tenor

Widely regarded at one of the best lyric tenors of our time, German tenor Christoph Prégardien frequently collaborates with conductors such as Barenboim, Chailly, Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Herreweghe, Luisi, Metzmacher, Nagano, Sawallisch, and Thielemann. His repertoire includes the great Baroque, Classical and Romantic oratorios aswell as 20th-century works by Britten, Killmayer, Rihm, and Stravinsky. Christoph Prégardien is recognized as an eminent lieder recitalist. A longstanding collaboration unites him with his favorite piano partners, Michael Gees and Andreas Staier. He is regularly welcomed at the major recital venues of Paris, London, Brussels,Berlin, Cologne, Amsterdam, Salzburg, Zurich, Vienna, Barcelona, and Geneva, as well as during his concert tours of Italy, Japan, and North America. A longstanding collaboration unites him with his favourite piano partners Michael Gees and Andreas Staier. He is often invited to sing as soloist by renowned orchestras, such as the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Amsterdam), the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the London Philharmonia Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, the Orchestre Philharmonic de Radio France, and the Boston and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras. As an opera singer, Christoph Prégardien has made stage appearences in major European houses, performing leading roles as Tamino ( Die Zauberflöte), Don Ottavio ( Don Giovanni), Almaviva ( Il Barbiere di Seviglia), Fenton ( Falstaff) and Monteverdi’s Ulisse. Christoph Prégardien devotes a considerable part of his musical life to intense and varied educational work. From 2000 to 2005, he was in charge of a vocal class at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Zurich. Since the autumn of 2004, he has been a pro-fessor at the Musikhochschule Köln.

SCHUBERT: Winterreise
January, 2008