Kurt Rydl



Kurt Rydl is one of the greatest bass singers of our time.
Born in Vienna, he studied in Vienna and Moscow.
He won 1st prize at competitions in Barcelona and Paris. 1972-1977 initial engagements in Linz and Stuttgart
Since 1976 permanent member of the
Vienna State Opera
1986 Awarded the title of “Kammersänger”
1999 Made honorary member of the
Vienna State Opera
2001 Awarded the Austrian Medal of Honour,
1st class for Art & Science

His opera repertoire comprises more than 80 roles in German, Italian, French, Russian and Czech works.

His concert repertoire ranges from Mozart to Penderecki, from Beethoven to Mahler.

A true Viennese, he endeavours to keep the traditional "Wiener Lied" alive and also enjoys singing musical songs (e.g. « If I were a rich man »).

He took the initiative to record the CD « Christmas with World Stars » with the Three Tenors and other well-known artists. This recording is just one of more than 30 CDs, which will convince you of the quality of Kurt Rydl’s voice. (See also Discography ).

Since 1972 he has been giving 90 - 100 performances per season.

He has made guest appearances at all the world’s most famous opera houses.

Bayreuth, Bregenz, Edinburgh, Munich, Salzburg, Verona


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