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Reiner Goldberg

Reiner Goldberg

Tenor Reiner Goldberg has performed with the world's best opera companies and orchestras under the direction of renowned conductors.

He began his career in 1973 with his debut at the Semper Opera Dresden. Since 1986, Mr. Goldberg has appeared at the Richard Wagner Festival in Bayreuth in leading roles of The Ring, Das Rheingold, Die Walkuere, Siegfried, Goetterdaemmerung, Tannhaeuser, Lohengrin, Rienzi, Parsifal, Tristan and Isolde and The Flying Dutchman.

A member of the State Opera in Berlin, Mr. Goldberg has performed under the direction of Daniel Barenboim in many roles. In recent seasons, he was heard in Berg's Wozzeck, Dessau's Die Verurteilung des Lukullus, Milhaud's Christophe Colomb. He sung in Die Lustige Witwe, Beethoven's Fidelio, R.Strauss' Electra and Salome and in Wagner's Meistersinger, Lohengrin, and Tannhaeuser. At the State Opera Dresden he performed in Frau ohne Schatten and in Salome.

In concert, he sang under Claudio Abbado in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony (Luzern and Edinburgh).

Earlier in his career, in 1992, Reiner Goldberg made 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.

As a member of the Metropolitan Opera in New York, he won a 1992 Grammy Award for his performance in the title role of Deutsche Grammophon's Siegfried, directed by James Levine. In 1995 Mr. 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.

Reiner Goldberg still enjoys a busy schedule and resides in Berlin.