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René Pape ist ein deutscher Opernsänger. As Opera News wrote: “René Pape is an artist who thrills his audiences with charisma, intelligence, and a one-in-a-million voice: the luxurious timbre of Pape's. Gramophone. René Pape ist eine der herausragenden Sängerpersönlichkeiten der jüngeren Generation. In Dresden geboren und auf den größten Bühnen der. René Pape (* 4. September in Dresden) ist ein deutscher Opernsänger (Bass). Inhaltsverzeichnis. 1 Leben; 2 Veröffentlichungen (Auswahl). View René Pape's profile on Operabase, the reference for opera performances around the world. René Pape has performances listed on the profile.
René Papes Profil auf Operabase, der Referenz für Opernaufführungen weltweit, anzeigen. René Pape hat Vorstellungen im Profil aufgeführt. René Pape, in Dresden geboren, war –81 Mitglied des legendären Kreuzchors seiner Heimatstadt. Noch als Student gab er sein Debüt an der. In weiteren Neuinszenierungen interpretierte René Pape Figaro (»Le nozze di Figaro«), Fürst Gremin (»Eugen Onegin«), Leporello und Don Giovanni, Boris.
But his enunciation was crisp and natural. And in every language, Mr. Pape makes words matter. It was all down to the authority and intensity of his singing that leaves you with the impression that his voice is inexhaustible, with colour, substance, imagination and nuance to spare from pitch-black to a quietness of exceptional delicacy.
His lows vibrate with a satisfying subterranean buzz, his highs have a baritonal smoothness. I would not have liked to have been that god facing Pape.
That same year, Pape released the album Wagner , a collection of favorite arias featuring the Berlin Staatskapelle conducted by Daniel Barenboim on the Deutsche Grammophon label.
When it was released in Europe, the reviewer for the U. This is very lyrical Wagner singing, sensual, even sexual in tone, noble in utterance, and shaped as much through the line as off the words.
He gave his first solo recital to a sold-out Carnegie Hall audience, having chosen a program of serious German lieder for the occasion; the reviews were ecstatic.
Pape made his first DG recording when a childhood friend, Dresden composer Torsten Rasch, hand-picked him for Mein Herz brennt , a song-cycle based on works by the industrial rock group Rammstein.
Pape received his musical education in Dresden as a member of the world-famous Dresden Kreuzchor, and completed his studies at the Dresden Conservatory.
He first won international recognition when Sir Georg Solti invited him to sing Sarastro in a new production of Die Zauberflöte at the Salzburg Festival.
Musical America named him its Singer of the Year, and in he was one of five leading figures in the world of opera honored by the Opera News Awards.
Download Press Pack. All rights reserved. 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 to 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 , and achieved international recognition in , 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.
Pape made a highly acclaimed debut as Wotan on 17 April in Berlin, in a new co-production by the Staatsoper, directed by the Belgian Guy Cassiers, with Daniel Barenboim conducting.
His rendition of Wotan, both virile and lyrical, was very compelling, with all the dilemma he faces and his human frailty.
Pape performs regularly in major opera houses, concert halls, and symphony orchestras around the world, as well as opera festivals such as Glyndebourne , Lucerne, Orange, Saint-Petersburg, Bayreuth , Salzburg, Verbier and White Nights.
He has also performed in "Hunter's Bride", a film version of Der Freischütz, released in , by film director Jens Neubert, in which he sang the role of the Hermit.
Pape is also known for his performances of the song cycle Mein Herz brennt , composed by Torsten Rasch and based on the music of the heavy metal band Rammstein.
He has been Österreichischer Kammersänger since In and , he appeared as King Marke, in Tristan and Isolde , at Bayreuth, but he has no plans to return there.