Monday, March 6, 2017

Kurt Moll

Operatic bass -- via ORF. at. Moll was a basso profundo, the lowest kind of voice, yet had a remarkable ability to project and enunciate. He was very capable of floating these deep tones out into the auditorium, even at pianissimo level. He could also project character quickly and memorably. A magnificent singer best known for roles such as Sarastro in Mozart's "Magic Flute," Hunding in Wagner's "Die Walkure," Baron Ochs in Strauss's "Der Rosenkavalier," the Commendatore in Mozart's "Don Giovanni," King Marke in Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde," and Osmin in "Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail." As well, he essayed much secular and sacred vocal music, such as Schubert's "Winterreise" and Haydn's "Die Schopfung."