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Kurt
Rydl

bass

Born in Vienna, Kurt Rydl studied zoology before switching to voice. He trained at the Vienna Musikhochschule and the Moscow Conservatory.

After working at the opera houses of Linz and Stuttgart, the Austrian joined the ensemble of the Vienna State Opera in 1977.

His operatic repertoire consists of over 100 roles, which he has performed at houses all over the world and at the festivals of Bayreuth, Edinburgh and Salzburg, among others. He has garnered acclaim singing Osmin in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Baron Ochs in Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier and Fasolt, Fafner, Hunding and Hagen in Wagner’s Ring cycle.

Rydl’s concert repertoire includes Verdi’s Messa da requiem, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.

The bass has received many awards for his musical accomplishments. The honorary title of Kammersänger was bestowed on him in 1986, and he was made an Ehrenmitglied (honorary member) of the Vienna State Opera in 1999. He was the recipient of the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art in 2001 and the Decoration of Honour in Gold for Services to the Federal Province of Vienna in 2007.

Rydl is making his first appearance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in the 2019–20 season.

Born in Vienna, Kurt Rydl studied zoology before switching to voice. He trained at the Vienna Musikhochschule and the Moscow Conservatory.

After working at the opera houses of Linz and Stuttgart, the Austrian joined the ensemble of the Vienna State Opera in 1977.

His operatic repertoire consists of over 100 roles, which he has performed at houses all over the world and at the festivals of Bayreuth, Edinburgh and Salzburg, among others. He has garnered acclaim singing Osmin in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Baron Ochs in Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier and Fasolt, Fafner, Hunding and Hagen in Wagner’s Ring cycle.

Rydl’s concert repertoire includes Verdi’s Messa da requiem, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.

The bass has received many awards for his musical accomplishments. The honorary title of Kammersänger was bestowed on him in 1986, and he was made an Ehrenmitglied (honorary member) of the Vienna State Opera in 1999. He was the recipient of the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art in 2001 and the Decoration of Honour in Gold for Services to the Federal Province of Vienna in 2007.

Rydl is making his first appearance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in the 2019–20 season.