he German bass-baritone Ekkehard Abele studied organ and singing at the music schools of Freiburg and Saarbrücken, and last with Kurt Widmer in Basel, where he finished with the soloist diploma. He had further studies with Eugene Rabine in Weimar. In 1996 he was awarded Bach-Preisträger at the International Bach-Competition in Leipzig.
Apart from the usual concert repertoire which he sang with conductors such as Hermann Max, Ton Koopman, Masaaki Suzuki, Sir Colin Davis and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, he de- votes much of his time to the performance of contemporary music.
He sang the main role in Salvatore Sciarrino’s “Macbeth” at the Wuppertaler Bühnen and Walter Benjamin in “Shadowtime” by Bryan Ferneyhough at the Münchener Biennale, the Festival d’automne in Paris, at the Lincoln Center New York and the Ruhrtriennale in Bochum. He recently took part in the premiere of Sciarrino’s “La porta della legge” at the Wuppertaler Bühnen and the Nationaltheater Mannheim.
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