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René Pape

"René Pape’s bass showed considerable velvet sheen and elegant dynamic play; purely as singing and star presence, he impressed." Born in Dresden, Black Diamond Bass Rene Pape has been a member of the Berlin State Opera since 1988, but considers New York’s Metropolitan Opera his operatic “home away from home.” Since his house debut in 1995, he has appeared every season at the Met, in 18 roles and more than 160 performances, including four major debuts: Méphistophélès in Faust, Gurnemanz in Parsifal, Escamillo in Carmen, and the Old Hebrew in Samson et Dalila. But it was at the famous Unter den Linden – home of the Berlin State Opera – where Pape honed most of the great roles of his career. Music Director Daniel Barenboim was an early supporter, and the Berlin State Opera has played host to Pape’s performances as King Marke in Tristan und Isolde; King Heinrich in Lohengrin; Sarastro in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte; Pogner in DieMeistersinger; Rocco in Beethoven’s Fidelio; Fasolt in Das Rheingold; Hunding in Die Walküre; and the title role in Don Giovanni. The opera house was also the venue for Pape’s appearances as Ramfis in Verdi’s Aida; Figaro in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro; Leporello in Don Giovanni; and Orest in Strauss’s Elektra. Pape’s first CD of solo arias, Gods, Kings & Demons, was released in 2008 on Deutsche Grammophon with his hometown orchestra, the Staatskapelle Dresden conducted by Sebastian Weigle. The disc won a coveted “ECHO” award, the German equivalent of a Grammy. Pape performs regularly in major opera houses, concert halls, and symphony orchestras around the world, as well as opera festivals such as Bayreuth, Glyndebourne, Lucerne, Orange, Saint-Petersburg, Salzburg, Verbier and White Nights. He currently resides in Austria and Berlin.


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Born:
Sep 4, 1964 In Dresden, Germany
Movie/TV Credits:
26
First Appeared:
In the movie Wagner Tannhäuser
Latest Project:
Movie Metropolitan Opera At Home Gala 2020-04-25
Known For
Poster of The Metropolitan Opera: The Magic Flute
Poster of Hunter's Bride
Poster of Salzburg Opening Concert 2010
Poster of Tristan und Isolde

René Pape Movies Filmography

Movie
Wagner Tannhäuser
Hermann, Landgraf von Thüringen 2021
Movie
Metropolitan Opera At Home Gala
2020-04-25
Movie
Simon Boccanegra
Jacopo Fiesco 2019-08-20
Movie
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
König Marke 2018-09-11
Movie
The Metropolitan Opera: The Magic Flute
Sarastro 2017-10-14
Movie
The Metropolitan Opera - Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
King Marke 2016-10-08
Movie
Mefistofele
Mefistofele 2016-01-01
Movie
Macbeth
Banquo 2014-10-11
Movie
Wagner : Parsifal
Gurnemanz 2013-12-18
Movie
Wagner: Das Rheingold
Wotan 2013-09-02
Movie
Parsifal
Gurnemanz 2013-03-02
Movie
Gounod: Faust
Mephistophélès 2011-12-10
Movie
Salzburg Festival Opening Concert
Himself 2011-08-30
Movie
Salzburg Opening Concert 2010
Bass 2010-01-01
Movie
Elektra - Salzburger Festspiele
Orest 2010-08-01
Movie
Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov
Boris Godunov 2010-10-23
Movie
Hunter's Bride
Eremit 2010-12-23
Movie
Tristan und Isolde
König Marke (bass) 2008-01-18
Movie
The Magic Flute
Sarastro 2006-12-30
Movie
The Magic Flute
Sarastro 2006-09-07
Movie
Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio
Rocco 2003-10-15
Movie
Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg
2001-12-08
Movie
Tristan und Isolde
King Marke 1999-12-18
Movie
Le nozze di Figaro
Figaro 1999-01-01
Movie
Samson et Dalila
Un vieillard hébreu 1998-09-28
Movie
Mozart Requiem
Himself 1991-01-01