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Kurt Moll (born April 11, 1938) is a German operatic bass. April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. ... A basso (or bass) is a male singer who sings in the lowest vocal range of the human voice. ...


Moll was born in Buir, near Cologne, Germany. As a child, he played the cello and hoped to become a great cellist. He also sang in the school choir, and the conductor encouraged him to concentrate on singing. He studied voice at the Köln Hochschule für Musik with Emmy Müller. For other uses, see Cologne (disambiguation). ...


He joined the Cologne Opera at 20 and remained until 1961. He then sang for three years in Mainz and five years in Wuppertal. In 1969, he accepted an engagement with the Hamburg State Opera, and he then sang in all the major opera houses of Europe. Mainz is a city in Germany and the capital of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. ... Wuppertal university Wuppertal is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ...


He made his US debut with the San Francisco Opera as Gurnemanz in Richard Wagner's Parsifal in 1974. His Metropolitan Opera debut followed four years later, when he sang the Landgraf in Tannhäuser, Rocco in Fidelio, and Sparafucile in Rigoletto. From that time he has performed all over the world. He retired from stage in 2006. His last performance was the role of Nachtwächter in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in the Münchner Opern-Festspiele. San Francisco Opera (SFO) is the second largest opera company in North America. ... Wilhelm Richard Wagner (May 22, 1813 – February 13, 1883) was a German composer, conductor, music theorist, and essayist, primarily known for his operas (or music dramas as he later came to call them). ... Parsifal is a music drama in three acts by Richard Wagner. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, seen from Lincoln Center Plaza A full house at the old Metropolitan Opera House, seen from the rear of the stage, at the Metropolitan Opera House for a concert by pianist Józef Hofmann, November 28, 1937. ... In the Venusberg by John Collier, 1901: a gilded setting that is distinctly Italian quattrocento. ... Fidelio (Op. ... Rigoletto is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi. ... Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Master Singers of Nuremberg) is an opera in three acts, written and composed by Richard Wagner. ...


He has made innumerable recordings with many of the great conductors. In 1991, he won a Grammy Award for his recording of Das Rheingold. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... For the famous train, see Rheingold Express. ...


He lives in Cologne with his family.


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Kurt Moll (Bass) - Short Biography (348 words)
Kurt Moll began his career with the Cologne Opera, of which he became a member at the age of 20, and thereafter was invited to Aachen, where he sang such roles as Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte and Daland in Der Fliegende Holländer.
Kurt Moll made his USA opera debut with San Francisco Opera in 1974 as Gurnemanz in Parsifal and sang King Marke in our staging of Tristan und Isolde that same year.
Kurt Moll has made innumerable recordings (among them Parsifal, Fidelio, Der Freischütz, Der Fliegende Holländer, Der Rosenkavalier, Die Meistersinger, Tannhäuser, Tristan und Isolde) under such conductors as Herbert von Karajan, Georg Solti, Erich Kleiber, Leonard Bernstein, Kubelik, Haitink, James Levine, Wolfgang Sawallisch and Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
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