Ludwig Obst

Ludwig Obst

Lyric Baritone

Berlin based. www.ludwigobst.de
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2000Handel: MessiahBass
2000Bach J.S.: Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248 (Christmas Oratorio)Bass
2000Bach J.S.: Matthäuspassion, BWV 244 (St. Matthew Passion)Christus, Bass
2000Bach J.S.: Johannespassion, BWV 245 (St John Passion)Christus, Bass
2000Mozart: Die ZauberflötePapageno
2000Handel: Riccardo PrimoIsacio
2000Handel: RinaldoArgante
2000Bach C.P.E.: Magnificat, Wq. 215, H. 772Bass
2000Bach J.S.: Magnificat, BWV 243, D majorBass
2000Strauss J.: Die FledermausDr Falke
2000Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical SongsBaritone
2000Monteverdi: L'OrfeoApollo
2000Handel: Alexander's Feast, HWV 75Bass
2000Bach C. P. E.: St. Luke Passion for soloist chorus and orchestra H.784Evangelist, Bass
2000Saint-Saëns: Oratorio de Noël, Op. 12Baritone
2000Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48, D minorBaritone
2000Pergolesi: La Serva PadronaUberto
2000Duruflé: Masses (including Requiem Mass)Baritone


The German baritone Ludwig Obst commenced his musical training with Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden as a member of the renowned Tölzer Boys Choir. During this time he also was heard for the first time as an operatic soloist.  He has studied Voice at Berlin’s Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler with Bernd Riedel and at Guildhall School of Music and Drama London with Rudolf Piernay. During his studies, he received further tuition by Júlia Várady, Wolfram Rieger, Jeffrey Francis and Thomas Quasthoff and has taken part in masterclasses with Christine Schäfer and Angelika Kirchschlager. As a soloist he works frequently with the baroque orchestras Lautten Compagney Berlin, directed by Wolfgang Katschner and Musica Sequenza, directed by Burak Özdemir. In 2013 he debuted at the Theater Bonn (with the dance-oratorio Maria XXX by Heike Hennig) and at the Trigonale Festival for Ancient music in Austria (Bach cantatas with Alfredo Bernardini). In 2014 he appeared in Halle’s prestigious Handel Festival as Isacio in Händel’s Riccardo Primo. The same production was invited to Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele and Theater Schaffhausen in 2015. In the same year he debuted as Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) in Bamberg Summer Opera. This year he was invited to perform at Innbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik at the first performance of Cesti’s Le Nozze in sogno. Ludwig Obst was a scholar of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, a scholarship program of the German government and a Britten-Pears Young Artist in Aldeburgh in 2016, where he worked on Bach cantatas with Mark Padmore.
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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Handel: Messiah Bass Innsbruck Kongresshalle 2000
Bach J.S.: Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248 (Christmas Oratorio) Bass Gethsemanekirche Berlin 2000
Bach J.S.: Matthäuspassion, BWV 244 (St. Matthew Passion) Christus, Bass Gethsemanekirche Berlin 2000
Bach J.S.: Johannespassion, BWV 245 (St John Passion) Christus, Bass 2000
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Papageno Sommeroper Bamberg 2000