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René Kollodzievski.

Born Berlin, 20 November 1937.

German tenor.

René Kollo's father, Willi Kollo, was a distinguished composer of operetta, and René worked in operetta early in his career. Having studied with Elsa Varena in Berlin he also spent some time working in the field of pop music.

In his late twenties Kollo switched to opera, making his debut in 1965 at Braunschweig in Oedipus Rex. He then became a member of the company at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Düsseldorf) in 1967.

Kollo's debut at Bayreuth in 1969 was as the Steersman Der fliegende Holländer, and he performed there frequently in future years, singing Erik, Lohengrin, Tristan, Walther, Siegfried and Parsifal.

His British debut was in a Mahler concert at the 1972 Edinburgh Festival.

Kollo first appeared with the Royal Opera as Siegmund in 1976, returning the following year for Max and Lohengrin. He also appeared at the Met.

Roles in Scotland

Lied von der Erde 1972

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