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Today’s Memory – Tom Krause

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Tom Krause

5 July 1934, Helsinki, Finland – 6 December 2013, Hamburg, Germany


Tom Gunnar Krause was a Finnish operatic bass-baritone, particularly associated with Mozart roles.

Krause made his operatic debut in Berlin, as Escamillo, in Carmen by Georges Bizet in 1959, and quickly gained a reputation in opera and concert throughout Europe and the United States.

Bizet – Carmen Act 2 L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Conductor Thomas Schippers, With: Regina Resnik, Tom Krause, Georgette Spanellys, Yvonne Minton, Robert Geay, Choeur Du Grand

During a career spanning over 50 roles in the Italian, German, French, English, Finnish, Czech, Russian, and Swedish repertory including the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern, Mr. Krause appeared in leading roles at most of the great opera houses of the world and regularly performed at the festivals of Bayreuth, Salzburg, Edinburgh, Glyndebourne, Savonlinna, and Tanglewood.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – The Marriage of Figaro 1964 The Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra, Conductor Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, Figaro Tom Krause

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Georg Friedrich Händel – Messiah Behold, I tell you a mystery…The trumpet shall sound (1970) English Chamber Orchestra, Conductor: Richard Bonynge


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