A winner of the Metropolitan Opera, Liederkranz, Opera Index and Sullivan competitions and featured by Opera News as a 'Singer to “Keep Your Eye On'”, Kurt Link has earned a reputation as one of America’s finest basses, both in opera and oratorio.
Mr. Link has won critical acclaim for a repertoire that has embraced major operatic roles from Purcell to Henze, and from Mozart to Wagner. He has sung Baron Ochs, Daland, Figaro, Leporello, Osmin, Sarastro, Ramfis, Raimondo, Colline, Mephistopheles and other major bass roles with companies such as the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, La Monnaie (Brussels), Santa Fe Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Washington Opera, Dublin Grand Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Atlanta Opera, New Israeli Opera, the opera companies of Portland, Minnesota, Michigan, St. Louis, Utah, Arizona, Edmonton and the opera festivals of Chautauqua, Wexford (Ireland), Hong Kong, Wolf Trap, Glimmerglass and Spoleto (USA and Italy).
He is equally at home in symphonic works, and has sung The Creation, St. Matthew Passion, Missa Solemnis, the Requiem Masses of Verdi, Mozart and Fauré, Bach’'s Mass in b minor, Beethoven’'s Ninth Symphony and many other works with the orchestras of Chicago, Philadelphia, Montreal, Baltimore, Tokyo, St. Louis, Atlanta, Florida, Israel, Minneapolis, San Diego, Indianapolis, Charleston, Phoenix, San Antonio and Milwaukee as well as the festival orchestras of Spoleto, Aspen, Chautauqua, Finger Lakes and Grant Park. He has appeared as soloist with Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Charles Dutoit, Margaret Hillis, Erich Leinsdorf, Ricardo Muti, Eugene Ormandy, Leonard Slatkin, Sir Georg Solti, Edo de Waart, and David Zinman.
Mr. Link is heard on the Grammy Award winning recording of Schoenberg’'s Moses and Aaron with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Georg Solti.
An Introduction to an Operatic Bass