Reiner Goldberg

Reiner Goldberg

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Reiner Goldberg singsDie Walküre Winterstürme
In RA Format

Tenor Reiner Goldberg, performed with the world's best opera companies and orchestras under the direction of the most renowned conductors. He was born on October 17th. 1939 in Sachsen. Goldberg studied at the conservatory of Dresden with A. Schellenberg. The singer made his debut in 1966 at the Sächsischen Landesbühnen (Tabarro). He began his career at the Semper Opera Dresden in 1973. Since then, Goldberg has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera and at Carnegie Hall, New York, the State Opera in Vienna, Covent Garden, London, La Scala, Milan, and the state operas in Berlin, Leipzig, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and Frankfurt. He has performed at Teatro del Opera, Rome, Theatre National de l'Opéra, Paris, Bolshoi, Moscow, and the Opera House in Tokyo, among others. In recent seasons, Goldberg appeared in Berg's Wozzeck, Dessau's Die Verurteilung des Lukullus, Milhaud's Christophe Colomb, Beethoven's Fidelio, R.Strauss' Electra and Salome, Wagner's Meistersinger, Lohengrin, and Tannhäuser at the State Opera in Berlin under Daniel Barenboim . At the State Opera in Dresden, he performed die Frau ohne Schatten and Salome In concert, he sang in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony (Luzern and Edinburgh) under Claudio Abbado. Reiner Goldberg made his debut in Bayreuth in 1986 and performed in leading roles of the Ring in Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung. He has also performed in Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, Rienzi, Parsifal, Tristan und Isolde and der Fliegende Holländer in Bayreuth. In 1992, Reiner Goldberg gave his Carnegie Hall debut in the title role of Wagner's rarely performed opera Rienzi with the Opera Orchestra of New York under the direction of Eve Queler. Goldberg has been a principal member of the Metropolitan Opera in 1991 and 1992. His recording for Deutsche Grammophon of Siegfried in Wagner's Siegfried, with Kathleen Battle, Hildegard Behrens, James Morris, Heinz Zednik and other singers of The Metropolitan Opera under James Levine won a Grammy Award in 1992. Goldberg was also recorded on compact disc (Philips) in the role of Florestan in Beethoven's Fidelio with Jessye Norman, Kurt Moll, Ekkehard Wlaschiha and the Staatskapelle Dresden under the baton of Bernard Haitink. In 1995, Goldberg received the Special Music Award for the title role of Aron in a live recording of Arnold Schoenberg's Moses und Aron with The Tokyo Symphony under Maestro Kazuyoshi Akiyama at Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Goldberg resides in Berlin. As a member of the Staatsoper Berlin, he performs under the direction of Daniel Barenboim.
I would like to thank Vladimir Efimenko for the recording, notes and pictures.


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