Mozart : Las Bodas de Figaro (Nozze di Figaro)

Buenos Aires, Teatro Colon, 1970 (Audio)

Director: Peter Maag



  • Gundula Janowitz (Rosina)
  • Teresa Berganza (Cherubino)
  • Reri Grist (Susanna)
  • Tom Krause (Almaviva)
  • Wladimiro Ganzarolli (Figaro)Archivos para descarga:


Equally successful in the fields of opera, recital, oratorio and recording, Finnish baritone Tom Krause is internationally recognized as one of the greatest vocal artists today. He is fluent in seven languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Swedish and Finnish. During a career spanning over fifty roles in the Italian, German, French, English, Finnish, Czech, Russian, and Swedish repertory including the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern, Mr. Krause has performed in all the great opera houses of the world.

He has appeared in leading roles with Milan’s La Scala, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Berlin Opera, Vienna State Opera, Munich State Opera, Paris Operas (theatres Garnier and Bastille), Bruxelles Opera Monnaie, Finnish National Opera, Rome Opera, Naples’ San Carlo Opera, Barcelona’s Teatro Liceo, Geneva Opera, Metropolitan Opera House, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera and Houston Grand Opera, as well as with the festivals of Bayreuth, Salzburg, Edinburgh, Glyndebourne, Savonlinna, Tanglewood, etc.

A frequent guest soloist in concert, the baritone has been heard regularly with the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Amsterdam Concertgebow, and others.

Mr. Krause has regularly shared the stage with such great singers as Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Nicolai Gedda, Jessye Norman, Kiri Te Kanawa, Joan Sutherland, Birgit Nilsson, Marilyn Horne, and Robert Merrill as well worked under the great conductors of our time, including Bernstein, Stravinsky, Solti, Von Karajan, Mehta, Ormandy, Shaw, Osawa, Rostropovich, Eschenbach, Salonen, Tilson-Thomas, Harnoncourt and Giulini. He has worked with stage directors such as Ponnelle, Strehler, Faggioni, Sellars, Dresen, Everding, Lieberman, Menotti, and Chereau.

In 1963, Mr. Krause was chosen by Benjamin Britten to perform the American Premiere of his War Requiem at the Tanglewood Summer Festival with the Boston Symphony. In 1970, Krause was chosen by Eugene Ormandy for the American Premiere of the 13th Symphony by Schostakowitsch and in 1971, Samuel Barber composed The Lovers, the oratorio for baritone solo and choir, for Tom Krause. A renowned recital artist, he has given countless solo recitals in the most important cities in the USA, Canada, Europe and Japan. He has also appeared in numerous television and feature films.

In the last few years he sang in La Fanciulla del West by Puccini and appeared in the Abduction from the Seraglio at the Finnish National Opera, did the role of Moses in Schoenberg’s opera Moses and Aaron at the Teatro Massimo, Palermo, and appeared in a film and sang several recitals and orchestra concerts.

Tom Krause receiving the Edison Prize, Savonlinna Recordings and Awards

As one of the most prolific recording artists of our era, he can be heard in over 100 recordings. His recordings of Bach with Munchinger and the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra were awarded the Bach medal. His recording of Carmen with Marilyn Horne under Leonard Bernstein received a certificate for the best opera recording of 1973 by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

His recording of the complete Sibelius Songs received the Edison Prize, the Deutsche Schallplatten Prize and the Grammaphone Prize among others. In 1990, the Finnish State awarded Mr. Krause with the Order of the Finnish Lion – the highest award for cultural personalities in Finland. He was also given the title Kammersaenger in Hamburg for his achievements there.

During the 1980’s, Mr. Krause started giving master classes in the USA and Europe. From 1989 to 1990 he was guest professor at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, and from 1994 to 2001, a full professor at the Music Academy in Hamburg. In 2002, he added a full professorship at the Queen Sofia School of Music, Madrid, Spain, where he chairs the vocal department. Because of his enormous experience in all the fields of classical music and his interest in passing on his legacy of great singing, Mr. Krause is in great demand for master classes around the world and is highly regarded as a juror in the most important international singing competitions.

Mr. Krause regularly gives master classes at the Academy of Vocal Arts and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, PA; CNIPAL, Marseille; Villecroz Academie Musicale, France; Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, Brussels; Mozarteum Summer Academy, Salzburg; Encuentro Musical, Santander; the Festival Music Academy, Savonlinna; Voksenåsen Summer Music Academy, Oslo; Kusastsu Music Festival, Kusatsu, Japan; etc. He has also given master classes at the San Francisco Opera, California; the Florida Grand Opera, Miami, Florida; Schleswig-Holstein Festival; the Fifth International Congress of Voice Teachers, Helsinki; Kunitachi School of Music, Tokyo; the Nagoya School of Music, Nagoya; Poland; Portugal, etc.

In recognition of his brilliant artistic contribution to his native Finland, the Helsinki University awarded Mr. Krause the title of Doctor of Music Honoris Causa in their June 2003 commencement ceremonies.