Austrian baritone Florian Boesch received his vocal training in lieder and oratorio in Vienna under Robert Holl. He made his opera debut in 2003 performing the role of Papageno in the Magic Flute at the Opernhaus Zürich, followed by a number of other Mozart operas.
He has appeared in opera houses in Europe, Russia, and Japan. Besides his career as an opera singer, Mr. Boesch is a frequent guest with orchestras performing the works of Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Pergolesi, and Beethoven. Highlights of his 2009-10 season include oratorios conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Philippe Herreweghe, and Sir Roger Norrington, and Bach cantatas at the Gewandhaus Leipzig and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with the Orchestre National de Lyon. In recital, Florian Boesch will appear at Wigmore Hall, London, Wiener Konzerthaus, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, and in Canada, Spain, England, and Scotland. In April 2007 Mr. Boesch was awarded the prestigious Russian honorary Golden Mask for his interpretation of the role of Papageno at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
Roger Vignoles dedicated himself early in his career to piano accompaniment. Among his first partners was the Swedish soprano Elisabeth Söderström, whom he accompanied throughout the 1970s and 1980s. During this period he also collaborated with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Sir Thomas Allen, and Sarah Walker, the last of whom he accompanied in a pair of recitals at the Frick in 1984. Since then he has performed with many major singers, including Kathleen Battle, Dame Felicity Lott, Susan Graham, Olar Bär, Joan Rodger, Thomas Hampson, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, and Robert Holl. In addition to appearances at many international festivals, he has devised and directed festivals in London and Japan. His recordings with Susan Graham, Véronique Gens, and Katarina Karneus all have been nominated for Gramophone magazineawards.
Liederkreis, Op. 24
Die beiden Grenadiere, Opus 49, No. 1
Mein Wagen rollet langsam, Opus 142, No. 4
Abends am Strand, Opus 45, No. 3
Belsazar, Opus 57
Der arme Peter, Opus 53, No. 3
Dein Angesicht, Opus 127, No. 2
Die Lotosblume, Opus 25, No. 7
Du bist wie eine Blume, Opus 25, No. 24
From Der Schwanengsang, D. 957