Wolfgang Klose

Voice group: Bass

Wolfgang Klose took his musical and vocal basic training as a member of the Regensburger Domspatzen under the direction of Domkapellmeister Georg Ratzinger. This included taking part in a number of concert tours, television, radio and CD productions both as a soloist and a chorus member.

Vocal studies with Peter Wetzler, Michael Schopper and Hans and Ilse Hagen supplemented frequent invitations to chorus and solo performances with the Renner Ensemble in Regensburg and the Deutsche Bachvokalisten. Besides this he attended master classes with Kurt Moll as well as appearing in concerts and CD productions with the Kammerchor Stuttgart under the direction of Frieder Bernius.

Wolfgang Klose has appeared as a regular member of the Bavarian Radio Chorus at such venues as Munich’s Herkulessaal der Residenz and Philharmonie. Here he has sung under the direction of Marcello Viotti, Arthur Fagen and Oleg Caetani in Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” as well as operatic selections by Rossini and Cilia. Beyond these, he sang the roles of Hans Foltz in “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” supporting Bernd Weikl (as Hans Sachs) and Count Capuano in Verdi’s “Rigoletto” with Vladimir Chernov in the title role. He also participated in a CD production starring Vesselina Kasarova under the direction of Arthur Fagen.

His repertoire covers the standard literature for a low bass, such as Bach’s “Johannes-Passion”, Dvořák’s “Stabat mater”, Rossini’s “Petite messe solennelle” and much more.

Wolfgang Klose is especially fond of the interpretation of contemporary music. A review of a 1996 performance of the Requiem by Mikis Theodorakis at the festive final concert of the Europäische Wochen in Passau Cathedral said: “In the person of Wolfgang Klose (bass) from Munich the Europäische Wochen had engaged a first-class soloist, whose vocal technique and interpretive skills did full justice to the demanding role.”

Wolfgang Klose has been a permanent member of the Bavarian Radio Chorus since 1998.

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