Wolf Matthias Friedrich

Wolf Matthias Friedrich is a classical singer of baritone and bass roles, especially of Early music and Baroque music.

Friedrich studied at the Musikhochschule Leipzig. In 1980, he was the winner of the International Dvorák Competition in Karlovy Vary. The bass has made guest appearances at the Dresden Music Festival, the Handel Festival in Halle, the Schwetzingen Festival as well as in Berlin, Hanover, Potsdam, Edinburgh and Australia. In 2000, he performed the role of Pluto in the first modern revival of Giovanni Legrenzi's ''La divisione del mondo'' at the Schwetzingen Festival. He has focused on Baroque operas. He has often collaborated with the conductor Alessandro De Marchi. In 2002/03, he appeared as Licomede in Handel's ''Deidamia'' at the Handel Festival in Halle, conducted by De Marchi. In the 2006/07 season Friedrich performed the role of Publio in Mozart's ''La clemenza di Tito'' in a production by Ursel and , and under the musical direction of De Marchi at the Estates Theatre in Prague. He worked with Norman Shetler in various lied projects, including Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn and Carl Loewe). His recordings have included Schubert’s ''Schwanengesang''. He works regularly with the ensembles Musica Fiata and Cantus Cölln, also as a member of Cantus Cölln. In 2002, Friedrich was one of the co-founders of the Kerll-Rosenmüller Festival, which was held annually from 2002 to 2006 to promote the musical heritage of the Baroque composers Johann Caspar Kerll, Johann Rosenmüller and Sebastian Knüpfer. Provided by Wikipedia
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