Klaus Häger

Biography

Born: Wuppertal, Germany  
Klaus Häger is a German baritone who began to come to national and European attention during the 1990s.

He began his interest in music as a child with cello and piano lessons. He decided on a career in music, imagining a career as organist and chorusmaster. He studied at the Music Academies (Musikhochschulen) of Cologne and Freiburg, where his talent for singing became evident and he studied with Franz Müller-Heuser and Ingeborg
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He went on to take master classes with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Ernst Haefliger, and Sena Jurinac, then competed successfully, winning the German Federal Presidential Stipend and the Walter Kaminsky Memorial Prize. This recognition was followed by numerous engagements to sing Lieder recitals, orchestral concerts, and oratorios both in German and abroad.

In 1991, he joined the Hamburg State Opera until the end of the 1996-1997 season, and that fall joined the roster of the Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden. In Berlin he has been something of an early opera specialist, singing Herakles in Alceste, Achilla in Cleopatre e Cesare, among others. One of his signature roles is Papageno in The Magic Flute and, in the twentieth-century repertory, he has sung the part of Diener in Alban Berg's Lulu. Read less
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  • 1.
    Bach: Secular Cantatas  / Jacobs, Akademie Fur Alte Musik
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 501544 Release Date: 07/08/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Maria Cristina Kiehr,  Andreas Scholl,  Roman Trekel,  James Taylor  ... 
    Conductor:  René Jacobs
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus,  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
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    Bach: Christmas Oratorio / Jacobs, Roschmann, Gura, Scholl
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 971630 Release Date: 06/10/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Dorothea Röschmann,  Andreas Scholl,  Werner Güra,  Klaus Häger
    Conductor:  René Jacobs
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus,  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
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  • 3.
    Opera Baroque
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908658 Release Date: 09/17/2013   Number of Discs: 42
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi,  Pier Francesco Cavalli,  Alessandro Scarlatti,  Jean-Baptiste Lully  ... 
    Performer:  Graciela Oddone,  Simon Keenlyside,  Juanita Lascarro,  Martina Dike  ... 
    Conductor:  René Jacobs,  William Christie
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale,  Concerto Vocale,  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin  ... 
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    Bach: Complete Cantatas / Rilling, Stuttgart Bach Collegium
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 98630 Release Date: 08/30/2011   Number of Discs: 71
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Walter Heldwein,  Philippe Huttenlocher,  Aldo Baldin,  Arleen Augér  ... 
    Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Bach Collegium,  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart,  Frankfurt Kantorei  ... 
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    Edition Opera - Lortzing: Undine / Eichhorn, Et Al
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 51195 Release Date: 11/01/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Albert Lortzing
    Performer:  Christine Hampe,  Josef Protschka,  Klaus Häger,  John Janssen  ... 
    Conductor:  Kurt Eichhorn
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Cologne West German Radio Chorus
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  • 6.
    Denys Bouliane: Une Soiree Vian / Schmithusen, Hager, Niesermann
    Label: Col Legno   Catalog: 31888 Release Date: 01/27/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Denys Bouliane
    Performer:  Ingrid Schmithüsen,  Klaus Häger,  Michael Niesemann,  Michael Riessler  ... 
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    Naumann: Aci E Galatea / Bernius, Geller, Homrich, Et Al
    Label: Orfeo   Catalog: 222022 Release Date: 03/25/2003   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Gottlieb Naumann
    Performer:  Marcus Ullmann,  Ulf Bästlein,  Klaus Häger,  Christiane Libor  ... 
    Conductor:  Frieder Bernius
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Choir
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  • 8.
    Mozart: Coronation Mass, Exsultate Jubilate, Etc / Rilling
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 98395 Release Date: 01/22/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Marcus Ullmann,  Claudia Schubert,  Klaus Häger,  Donna Brown
    Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart,  Stuttgart Bach Collegium
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  • 9.
    Edition Bachakademie Vol 139 - Congratulatory And Hommage Cantatas
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 92139 Release Date: 07/25/2000   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Klaus Häger,  Marlis Petersen,  Ingeborg Danz,  Marcus Ullmann  ... 
    Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Bach Collegium
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    Edition Bachakademie Vol 64 - Secular Cantatas Bwv 206-207a
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 92064 Release Date: 07/25/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Marlis Petersen,  Klaus Häger,  Marcus Ullmann,  Christine Schäfer  ... 
    Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart,  Stuttgart Bach Collegium
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  • 11.
    Beethoven: Fidelio / Barenboim, Domingo, Meier, Et Al
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 25249 Release Date: 01/18/2000   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Placido Domingo,  Waltraud Meier,  Falk Struckmann,  Kwangchul Youn  ... 
    Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus
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  • 12.
    Zemlinsky: Der Konig Kandaules / Albrecht, Et Al
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 60071 Release Date: 10/07/1997   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Alexander von Zemlinsky
    Performer:  Nina Warren,  Peter Galliard,  James O'Neal,  Monte Pederson  ... 
    Conductor:  Gerd Albrecht
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra
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