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Kurt Rydl to Give Opera Master Class in Sofia

The world-renowned operatic bass Kurt Rydl will teach a master class in Bulgaria after he was invited here by stage director and opera manager Prof. Plamen Kartaloff. Rydl has performed on some of the most prestigious stages in the world, including the Vienna State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, the La Scala, the Paris Opera, and the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.
Rydl will help the National Opera and Ballet of Bulgaria accomplish its latest project: staging Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman. On Tuesday, Rydl will teach a master class to the soloists of the upcoming premiere. Wagner’s opera will open the Muses on the Water summer festival on July 8 at Sofia’s Lake Pancharevo.
Throughout his career, Rydl has played more than 100 roles. His concert repertoire ranges from Mozart to Penderecki and from Beethoven to Mahler. In 2013, Bulgarian audiences saw the singer perform in Beethoven’s only opera Fidelio as Rocco.