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Richard Haan, Richard

(*18. 3. 1949 Košice)

Slovakian Baryton

He studied privately in Prague with René Tuček, J. Švábová, and I. Josifov in Sofia. From 1974 he was engaged in the Opera in Ústí nad Labem (he debuted as Escamillo in Bizet´s Carmen). From 1982, he worked in Olomouc, from 1985 in Brno, from 1990 to 1993 in Bratislava, and then kater returned to Brno. He is currently teaching at the Janáček Academy of Arts. He in a often a guest performer at the State Opera and the National Theatre in Prague as well as on foreing stages in France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Germany, Israel and USA.

He has a sonorous baritone voice and an impressive appearance. He has performed in Verdi's roles in particular Rigoletto, Nabucco, Rodrigo di Posa in Don Carlos, Renato in Un ballo di maschera, Scarpia in Puccini's Tosca, Telramund in Wagner's Lohengrin, Jochanaan in Strauss's Salome, Escamillo in Bizet's Carmen, Mozart's Don Giovanni, Macbeth and Jago in Verdi´s Otello, Mefistofeles in Gounod's Faust, Eugen Onegin in Tchaikovsky's Eugen Onegin), the Dutchman in Wagner's The Flying Dutchman, Porgy in Gershwin's Porgy and Bess), Forester in Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen and others.