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Kurt Link

Kurt Link
Kurt Link
Artist Faculty Music
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A winner of the Metropolitan Opera, Liederkranz, Opera Index, and Sullivan competitions and featured by Opera News as a singer to "Keep Your Eye On," Kurt Link has earned a reputations one of America's finest basses, both in opera and oratorio.

Mr. Link has won critical acclaim for a repertoire that has embraced major operatic roles from Purcell to Henze, and from Mozart to Wagner. He has sung Baron OchsDalandFigaroLeporelloOsminRocco, Sarastro, RamfisCollineMephistopheles and other major bass roles with companies such as the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, La Monnaie, Santa Fe Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Washington Opera, Dublin Grand Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Atlanta Opera, New Israeli Opera, the opera companies of Portland, Minnesota, Michigan, St. Louis, Arizona, Utah, Edmonton, and the opera festivals of Chautauqua, Wexford (Ireland), Hong Kong, Wolf Trap, Glimmerglass, and Spoleto (USA and Italy).

He is equally at home in symphonic works, and has sung The CreationSt. Matthew PassionMissa Solemnis, the Requiem Masses of Verdi, Mozart, and Faure, Bach's Mass in b minor, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, and many other works with the orchestras of Chicago, Philadelphia, Montreal, Tokyo, Baltimore, St. Louis, Atlanta, Florida, Israel, Minneapolis, San Diego, Indianapolis, Charleston, Denver, Phoenix, San Antonio, and Milwaukee, as well as the Aspen, Chautauqua, Spoleto, Finger Lakes, and Grant Park festival orchestras. He has appeared as orchestral soloist with such distinguished conductors as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Charles Dutoit, Margaret Hillis, Erich Leinsdorf, Ricardo Muti, Eugene Ormandy, Leonard Slatkin, Sir Georg Solti, Edo de Waart, and David Zinman. 

Mr. Link is heard on the Grammy Award winning recording of Schoenberg's Moses and Aaron with the Chicago Symphony, conducted by Sir Georg Solti.