Kurt Moll, German opera singer, Died at 78

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Kurt Moll was born on April 11, 1938, and died on March 5, 2017.

He was a German operatic bass singer.

Moll enjoyed an international career and was widely recorded.

Moll’s voice was notable for its range, a true infra-bass (or oktavist bass, lower than basso profondo), including full, resonant low and very-low notes with relaxed vibrato; also for its unusual combination of extreme range and a purring, contrabassoon-like timbre.

But, Kurt Moll had a powerful voice he never performed Wagner’s parts Hagen, Hans Sachs, nor Wotan.

Moll’s interpretations tended to be restrained and intelligent, even in roles like Osmin in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier.

He resided in Cologne with his family.

Kurt Moll passed away at 78 years old.

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