German baritone & teacher Wolfgang Brendel

is widely viewed as one of the greatest baritones of his generation — starting with his debut at the Bavarian State Opera at the behest of the legendary conductor Carlos Kleiber. Brendel sang the greatest roles of opera — from Mozart’s Count Almaviva to Wagner’s Hans Sachs — on the international stages of the world to consistent acclaim, not only for his matinee-idol flair but for the penetrating artistry that enabled him to make these complex roles his own.

For most of his performing career, his artistic home was the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, where he was closely associated with Kleiber and Wolfgang Sawallisch, and where he became the youngest Kammersänger in the history of the company in 1977. But he was also a regular guest at the Metropolitan Opera (where he made his debut at the age of 27), the San Francisco Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and La Scala.

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Professor Brendel is currently based in Bloomington, Indiana and is managed internationally by Elene Tschaidse. To schedule a lesson, fill out the form below. For booking inquiries or to request press kit materials, contact his management. 

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