Franz-Josef Selig



The outstanding singing was Franz-Josef Selig‘s King Mark, whose shattering performance of his long monologue was the emotional highlight of the evening, and which inspired the OAE to their most insightful, impassioned playing.” (The Guardian).

Franz-Josef Selig has established himself on the international arena as one of the best-known performers of serious bass parts – particularly Gurnemanz, King Marke, Sarastro, Rocco, Osmin, Daland, Fiesco and Fasolt.

Bass singer Franz-Josef Selig first studied church music at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, Cologne before taking voice classes under Claudio Nicolai. At the beginning of his career he was a member of the Aalto Theatre ensemble in Essen. He has been a freelance singer since then and has given guest performances at all of the world’s great opera houses.

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“La soirée a vu le triomphe du couple protagoniste, mais aussi celui de Franz-Josef Selig, en Arkel ; une voix profonde et pleine de vigueur dont les qualités n’ont pas échappé au public.”

Santiago Martin Bermudez


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