An Interview with Austrian Bass-Baritone Rupert Bergmann

Keywords: Austria, bass-baritone, vocal music, opera, contemporary vocal music, festival of contemporary music, mini-mono-opera


The editorial board of the journal ICONI is happy to present to our readers an interview with Austrian bass-baritone Rupert Bergmann, a talented, artistic musician, brilliant performer of the classical vocal repertoire, an ardent enthusiast of contemporary vocal music, and a participant of many contemporary music concerts and festivals. Rupert Bergmann was born in 1956 in Graz, studied at the Graz Music Academy, then moved
to Vienna, where he has lived ever since. He has performed in many concert and opera venues in Austria and in other countries of the world, where he has sung premieres of works by composers from many countries. He has frequently instigated composers to write mini-monooperas for solo bass-baritone and small chamber ensemble on Biblical plots, or on comic librettos, from Aristophanes’ plays to those by contemporary playwrights. This interview was taken from the musician in July 2021 at the festival Two Days and Two Nights of New Music, where he sang premieres of two new mini-mono-operas.

Author Biography

Anton A. Rovner, Moscow State P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory

Ph.D. (Arts), faculty member at the Department of Interdisciplinary
Specializations for Musicologists,
Moscow State P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory;
Associated Professor at the Department of Philosophy, Sociology and Culturology,
Moscow University for the Humanities

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