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Olaf Bar

  • Baritone

About

Olaf Bar sang in the Kreuzchor of Dresden from 1966 to 1975 and studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Dresden. In 1982 he won the 1st Prize in Dvoƙák vocal competition in Karlovy Vary, and, in 1983, 1st prize in the vocal competition sponsored by the East German opera houses and the Walter Grüner Lieder Competition in London.

In 1981 Olaf Bär made his operatic debut in Dresden, and from 1985 to 1991 he was a principal member of the State Opera there. He made his British debut in a recital at London’s Wigmore Hall in 1983, returning to London in 1985 to make his operatic debut as Strauss Harlekin at Covent Garden.