Rene Kollo: Important tenor. Authentic, hand signed autograph on a real photo ( photo studio Fayer ).
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Size: 4 x 6 inches. Very fine condition.
René Kollo (born 1937) is a German tenor. He did not begin to perform (as a self-taught drummer) until the mid-50s. He played in jazz clubs and studied acting with Else Bongers in Berlin.
He made his operatic debut in Braunschweig in 1965 in three Stravinsky one-act operas: Mavra, Renard, and Œdipus Rex. In 1967, he went to the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, still singing lyric roles.
He began his now legendary association with Wagner and his Heldentenor roles at Bayreuth in 1969, where he sang the Helmsman in Der fliegende Holländer. The major Wagnerian roles followed in quick succession: Erik in 1970, Lohengrin in 1971, Walter in 1973, Parsifal in 1975, Siegfried in 1976, Tristan and Tannhäuser in 1981. He has since sung these roles at major opera houses throughout the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, where he was seen in Lohengrin (1976, conducted by James Levine) and Ariadne auf Naxos (1979).
He has also directed Parsifal in Darmstadt in 1986 and Tiefland by Eugen d'Albert in Ulm in 1991.
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