Happy Birthday, René Pape!

Today, we are going to celebrate one of the greatest stars of Opera, German Bass René Pape!

 

René Pape is one of the greatest bass operatic singers.

René Pape belongs with the same list of great Operatic basses  like Ferrucio Furlanetto, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Cesare Siepi, Robert Lloyd, Bryn Terfel, James Morris, Donald Mcyntire and Samuel Ramey.

He is great as Leporello in Mozart’s  Don Giovanni, he is also fantastic as Gürnemanz in Wagner’s Parsifal, he is also scary as Méphistophélès in Gounod’s “Faust“,  we also admire him as Boris Godunov  and of course, he is extraordinary as King Marke in Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde.

 

His repertoire includes virtually all the great German bass roles, such as Mozart’s Figaro, Leporello, and Don Giovanni, Pogner in Wagner’s Die Meistersinger, King Heinrich in Lohengrin, Gurnemanz in Parsifal, Fasolt, Hunding and Wotan in the Ring des Nibelungen, Oreste in Strauss’s Elektra as well as Ramfis in Aida, Filippo II in Don Carlo, Méphistophélès in Faust, Escamillo in Carmen, Gremin in Eugene Oneguine and the title role of Boris Godunov.
Pape performs regularly in major opera houses, concert halls, and symphony orchestras around the world, as well as opera festivals such as Bayreuth, Glyndebourne, Lucerne, Orange, Saint-Petersburg, Salzburg, Verbier and White Nights.

René Pape as Méphistophélès in Gounod’s “Faust“,

here in this picture, with famous German tenor Jonas Kaufmann in “Faust”.
All the Opera lovers celebrate the Birthday of one of the greatest basses of our time, René Pape!
Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag, René Pape! Happy Birthday René Pape!

Jacqueline
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