Wolfgang Holzmair

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Wolfgang Holzmair (* 1952 in Vöcklabruck , Upper Austria) is an Austrian opera and operetta singer ( baritone ).


Wolfgang Holzmair studied at the Vienna University of Music with Hilde Rössel-Majdan (voice) and Erik Werba (song). After completing his studies, he made a name for himself as a song, concert and oratorio singer. In 1974 he sang the song Stille Liebe by Robert Schumann for Luchino Visconti's film Violence and Passion . Since then he has been successful on all major music stages in the world: in London, Lisbon, Vienna, Salzburg, New York, The Hague, Washington, Salzburg, Graz, Gstaad, Paris and others. a. m. He is accompanied on the piano a. a. by Imogen Cooper , Till Fellner , Russell Ryan , Roger Vignoles and Gérard Wyss .

Wolfgang Holzmair works with the leading orchestras, such as the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Vienna Symphony under their famous conductors.

He is also represented on national and international stages as an opera / operetta singer. Guest engagements have taken the singer to Dallas, Toronto, Seattle, Hong Kong, Erfurt, Lyon, Lille etc. His repertoire includes, for example: Papageno in Die Zauberflöte , Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte , Faninal in Der Rosenkavalier , music teacher in Ariadne on Naxos , Wolfram in Tannhäuser and the Singers' War on the Wartburg , Ottokar in Der Freischütz , Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus and Homonay in Der Zigeunerbaron .

Wolfgang Holzmair is professor of lied and oratorio at the Mozarteum . His group of students includes u. a. Christiane Karg , Anja Schlosser , Cordula Schuster , Andrè Schuen and Matthias Winckhler . He heads the International Summer Academy Mozarteum Salzburg and gives master classes in Europe and North America.


  • Franz Schubert: songs, label: Tudor 1996
  • To the distant beloved, label: Philips 2000
  • Eichendorff songs, label: Philips 2002
  • Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande, Label: Harmonia Mundi 2002
  • Schumann: Dichterliebe, Liederkreis, Kerner-Lieder, Heine-Lieder, Myrthen, Label: Philips 2008
  • Wolf: Lieder, Label: Wigmove Hall Live 2009

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. http://youtube.com/watch?v=NdaEbK5BuD0
  2. http://www.moz.ac.at/gesang/gesang.php?cat=lehrer&id=holzmair
  3. http://mozartoper.at/content/view/55/68/lang,de/
  4. Cordula Schuster ( Memento from March 20, 2016 in the Internet Archive )