Michael Pabst

born 7 August 1942 Graz

Picture of Michael Pabst

Pabst started singing late, in 1972, as a chorister at the Vienna Staatsoper (until 1980), occasionally singing small solo parts (also as a guest at the permanent theater in Salzburg). His debut as a singer of main roles came in 1981 in Augsburg, where he stayed three years. In 1984, he came to the Volksoper Vienna, where he was to be a member for the rest of his career; albeit with many guest appearances elsewhere: Vienna Staatsoper (70 performances from 1991 to 1999), Cologne (regular guest 1989–92), La Scala (Erik 1988, Hüon 1989), Barcelona, Bordeaux (Bacchus 1985, Siegfried 1988), Bregenz, Bologna, Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Philadelphia and Houston (Bacchus 1985/86), Zürich, Basel, Frankfurt, Cape Town, Brussels (Siegmund 1992), Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires (Teatro Colón), Munich, Hamburg, Geneva, Savonlinna and Edinburgh festivals, ...

References: Kutsch & Riemens; archives of the Vienna Staatsoper

Michael Pabst sings Fidelio: Wer ein solches Weib errungen,with Elizabeth Connell
In RA format

Michael Pabst sings Tiefland: Da bin ich, und ich entreiß' sie dir , with Wicus Slabbert and Mirjana Irosch
In RA format
This is quite a good live recording; very dramatic rendition on behalf of all three of them. Rather flattering for Pabst, who was rarely as good as here (I used to hear him regularly on stage).

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