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Albert Pesendorfer


The Austrian Bass Albert Pesendorfer first graduated as flutist and later as singer in Linz and Vienna. He followed Master classes  with a.o. Brigitte Fassbaender, Gundula Janowitz, Walter Berry and Kurt Widmer. In 2002 he became a member of the soloist ensemble in Oper Erfurt for three years. After that,  Mr Pesendorfer sang in the solist ensemble of the Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck, and currently he is singing all the main Bass roles in the ensemble of Staatsoper Hannover.   As
a guest, Mr Pesendorfer regularly performs in Staatsoper Stuttgart, Volksoper Wien, Oper Leipzig, Oper Graz, Oper Bonn and Staatstheater Darmstadt. He also sings in the Wiener Festspiele, the Bregenzer Festspielen and the Opernfestspielen St. Margarethen.   Albert Pesendorfer has around sixty roles on his repertoire, a.o. Hans Sachs, Gurnemanz, Landgraf Hermann, Daland, Fasolt, Hunding, Fafner, Hagen, Baron Ochs, Holsteiner Rocco, Osmin and Sarastro. Mr Pesendorfer also sings Italian Bass roles like Claudio (Agrippina), Filippo II, The Grand Inquisitor, Sparafucile, Oroveso and Timur. Mr Pesendorfer sang the world premiere of Lucas Cranach in P. Aderholds Luther.   Mr Pesendorfer works regularly with conductors such as Leopold Hager, Christof Prick, and Dennis Russel Davies, and stage directors such as Dieter Kaegi, Barrie Kosky, John Dew, Guy Montavon and Wolfgang Quetes.   As Lied and concert singer Mr Pesendorfer sings regularly in concert halls like the Wiener Musikverein, Wiener Konzerthaus, the Berliner Philharmonie, Brucknerhaus Linz, and in Concerthalls in the USA and Japan.
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“Albert Pesendorfer, a ‘basso profondo’ with excellent articulation and diction, gave a powerful interpretation of the coarse Hunding.”

– Opera magazine

“Pesendorfer als alles berstrahlender Hagen”

– Dewezet.de