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Tom Krause


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Born in Helsinki, Finland, Tom Krause had originally studied to become a psychiatrist. After obtaining a medical degree from the Helsinki University however, he began seriously studying music. His passion for singing took him to Vienna where he studied at the Music Academy and then on the Berlin where he made his opera debut at the Deutsche Oper. After three years there, he was invited to be a member of the Hamburg Staatsoper until ‘72, when Rolf Lieberman took him to L’Opera de Paris for the next 9 years.

Equally successful in the fields of opera, recital, oratorio and recording, Finnish baritone Tom Krause is internationally recognized as one of the greatest vocal artists today. He is fluent in seven languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Swedish and Finnish. During a career spanning over fifty roles in the Italian, German, French, English, Finnish, Czech, Russian, and Swedish repertory including the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern, Mr. Krause has performed in all the great opera houses of the world. He has appeared in leading roles with Milan’s La Scala; Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires; Berlin Opera; Vienna State Opera; Munich State Opera; Paris Operas (theatres Garnier and Bastille); Bruxelles Opera Monnaie; Finnish National Opera; Rome Opera; Naples’ San Carlo Opera; Barcelona’s Teatro Liceo; Geneva Opera; Metropolitan Opera House; Lyric Opera of Chicago; San Francisco Opera and Houston Grand Opera, as well as with the festivals of Bayreuth, Salzburg, Edinburgh, Glyndebourne, Savonlinna, Tanglewood, etc.

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