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Franz-Josef
Selig

bass

Franz-Josef Selig studied church music at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, and voice with Claudio Nicolai. The German bass established an international reputation for himself singing such roles as Gurnemanz in Wagner’s Parsifal and König Marke in Tristan und Isolde, Sarastro in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Rocco in Beethoven’s Fidelio and Fiesco in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra.

Selig has made regular guest appearances at such opera houses as the Vienna State Opera, La Scala in Milan, the Teatro Real in Madrid and the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and at the Bayreuth and Salzburg Festivals. He has collaborated with Christian Thielemann, Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Antonio Pappano, Philippe Jordan, Zubin Mehta and many other conductors.

In addition to his numerous opera and concert performances, Selig gives lieder recitals with pianist Gerold Huber.

The bass made his first appearance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in March 1996 in a performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion under the direction of Philippe Herreweghe, and has since returned several times, most recently in April 2008, when he performed Schumann’s Szenen aus Goethes Faust under the baton of Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

Franz-Josef Selig studied church music at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, and voice with Claudio Nicolai. The German bass established an international reputation for himself singing such roles as Gurnemanz in Wagner’s Parsifal and König Marke in Tristan und Isolde, Sarastro in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Rocco in Beethoven’s Fidelio and Fiesco in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra.

Selig has made regular guest appearances at such opera houses as the Vienna State Opera, La Scala in Milan, the Teatro Real in Madrid and the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and at the Bayreuth and Salzburg Festivals. He has collaborated with Christian Thielemann, Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Antonio Pappano, Philippe Jordan, Zubin Mehta and many other conductors.

In addition to his numerous opera and concert performances, Selig gives lieder recitals with pianist Gerold Huber.

The bass made his first appearance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in March 1996 in a performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion under the direction of Philippe Herreweghe, and has since returned several times, most recently in April 2008, when he performed Schumann’s Szenen aus Goethes Faust under the baton of Nikolaus Harnoncourt.