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|Kränzle Johannes Martin|
|Born in Augsburg (Germany), dedicated himself to singing after having played the violine, composing and studying to be a music theatre director. The baritone studied voice with Martin Gründler at the Musikhochschule Frankfurt. |
After engagements in Dortmund and Hanover, he has been member of the of the Frankfurt Opera since 1998. Guest contracts led him to the Scala in Milan, to the Salzburger and Bregenzer Festspiele, he did four productions at the San Francisco Opera, he sung in Munich, Hamburg, Berlin ,Vienna (VOP), Geneve, Sofia, Cairo, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Tbilisi and Spoleto (Italy).
His wide repertoire encludes over 90 roles, such as all leading characters of Mozart (Giovanni, Papageno, Don Alfonso, Conte Almaviva) and Rossini (Figaro, Dandini), Eisenstein (The Bat) and Danilo (Merry Widow), Wolfram (Tannhäuser), Beckmesser (Meistersinger), Alberich (Rheingold), Ford (Falstaff), Tomsky (Pique Dame), Billy Budd (Britten), Nietzsche (Rihm: Dionysos -First performance at Salzburg Festival) and Orphee (Offenbach) with the self-played Violinsolo.
He regularly gives concerts and song recitals (e.g. at the Schleswig-Holstein-Festival, Goethehaus Frankfurt, Spring Festival in Budapest, Expo 2000 Hanover) as well as oratorios (e.g. in Notre Dame Paris, Dom in Cologne, Dormition Abbey Jerusalem, Vilnius Festival.).
He received various prizes at singing contests in Berlin, Vercelli (Viotti), Hanover, Perpignan, Paris (Placido Domingo), and since he got the Primo Grande Premio in Rio de Janeiro 1991 he holds visiting professorships at various Brazilian universities.
His composition, the chamber opera DER WURM was awarded 3rd prize in the composition contest in Berlin in 1997.
At the moment Oehms Classics has produced his first Solo-CD “Die Mitternacht zog näher schon” with Ballads from Loewe, Schumann, Schubert, Mahler, Wolf and Busoni.
Upcoming new projects:
2010: Berlin Staatsoper: Alberich in Rheingold, Grand Theatre Geneve: Danilo in Die lustige Witwe.
2011: Glyndebourne Festival: Beckmesser in Meistersinger, Köln: Fürst Andrej in Prokofieffs War and Piece, Musiklehrer in Ariadne auf Naxos.