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Severance Hall
March 5 – Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

March 7 – Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
March 8 – Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

Guest Soloist

Julian Prégardien

German tenor Julian Prégardien is known for his work performing Baroque and classical operas and oratorios, as well as 19th century song literature.  He received his first musical training as a cathedral choir member.  After studying voice in Freiburg and at the Aix-en-Provence Opera Festival Academy, he was an ensemble member of Frankfurt Opera 2009-13.  He has also performed with opera companies in Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, and Paris, and with orchestras across Europe and in North America.  He is making his Cleveland Orchestra debut with this weekend’s performances.  His concert work has included appearances with the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Franz Welser-Möst.  His song recitals have featured collaborations on the great cycles of Schubert and Schumann with a number of well-known pianists.  His engagements this season include Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion in Milan, as well as appearances with the Cologne Philharmonie and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.  Mr. Prégardien has recorded exclusively since 2018 for Alpha Classics.  He is a voice professor at the University of Music & Performing Arts Munich and also serves as artistic director of the Aschaffenburg Brentano Academy.