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Arno Raunig
Arno Raunig


Austrian singer – Sopranist, male Soprano.

Born in Klagenfurt, Austria, he started his career with the „Vienna Boys Choir“.

He became soloist and had contact to famous conductors like Herbert von Karajan, Josef Krips or Karl Böhm early in his life. After the “Abitur” he started studying with various famous teachers such as KS Ruthilde Boesch, Erika Mechera, KS Kurt Equiluz (song and oratory), KS Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Hans Peter Blochwitz.


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Vienna Boys' Choir
Schnittke Mephostophiles (Historia von Dr. Johann Fausten)
Händel Ruggiero (Alcina)
Mozart Ascanio (Ascanio in Alba)


After his operadebut in the Stadttheater Klagenfurt in 1990 where he sang in Henry Purcell´s “The Fairy Queen”, productions in the Operahouse in Prague (Smetanova divadlo) and  the Operahouse Amsterdam, the Semperoper in Dresden, the Operahouse Zürich, the Operahouses in Rome, Paris, in Bonn, in Warschau (Wielki) and the Hamburger Staatsoper the towntheater of Wiesbaden and Darmstadt, the theatre Basel, the Prinzregententheater Munich the Hebbeltheater Berlin  the Tiroler Landestheater, the Wiener Jugendstiltheater, the Schönbrunner Schlosstheater, the Wiener Kammeroper followed, the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO) and others.

He looks back on cooperation with many famous artists like:

Gerd Albrecht,
Nikolaus Harnoncourt,
Hartmut Hänchen,
Ralf Weikert,
Frieder Bernius,
Max Pommer,
Peter Eötvös,
Jürgen Flimm,
John Dew,
Harry Kupfer,
Claus Guth,
Paul Angerer
and others.

And has sung the parts of

Sextus, Idamante and Ascanio (W.A.Mozart);
of Dardanus (J.A.Hasse);
of Apollo (Britten, Cesti);
of Amor and Orfeo (Chr.W.Gluck);
of Orfeo (Cl.Monteverdi);
of Mephostophiles (Alfred Schnittke – first night “Historia of Dr. Johann Faustus”);
of Xerxes, Radamisto, Ruggiero, Cyrus, Heracles, Ariodante and Hamor (G.F.Händel);
of Osmida (N.Jommelli);
of Orlofsky ( “The Bat” Johann Strauß);
of the “Fabelsohn” (Hans Gefors – after Botho Strauss “Der Park”- first night);
of the “Death” (in Jahn Müller-Wielands “Das Märchen der 672. Nacht” after Hugo v. Hofmannsthal);
of Prinz GoGo (in “Le grand macabre” by György Ligeti);
of Creonte (in Midea 2 by Oskar Strasnoy – first night, or “Shakespeare-Sonetti” by Pavel Mykietyn, Alexander Wagendristl “Der Narr” and Sir Harrison Birtwistle – “The last supper”),
of the “Cadence Macbeth” (in C.Macbeth by Norbert Zehm – first night).
He took part in many first nights of Helmut Öhring such as “Dokumentation”, “Polaroids”(with the Ensemble Modern), “Effi Briest”, “Requiem”, “Bernarda Albas Haus”(after F.G. Lorca), “Sieben”, “Der Ort ist nicht der Ort”, “Blaumeer”, and” Unsichtbarland”.

He also appeared in the Berlin Philharmonie, the Gewandhaus Leipzig, the Hamburg Concerthall (Leisz) and CCH, El Auditorio National de Madrid, Paula de la Musica Catalana de Barcelona, The “Glocke” in Bremen, the Tonhalle Zürich, the Herkulessaal in Munich, the Brucknerhaus Linz, the Wiener Musikverein and Wiener Konzerthaus.

He has sung with many festivals as:
the Wiener Festwochen and the Wiener Musiksommer,
with Wien Modern,
the Maifestspiele in Dresden and Wiesbaden,
the Händelfestspiele in Halle and Karlsruhe,
the festival in Spoleto,
Flandern Festival,
the Kammermusikfest in Witten,
the festival in Donaueschingen,
the festival in Ludwigsburg,
the festival in Luzern,
the festival in Wroclaw,
in the Rheingaufestival,
the Ruhrtriennale,
the Farinelli-festival Andria
and many others.

Many Solo-CD´s as:
“Ave Maria” – 22 of the most famous Ave Maria from Bach – Gounod to Schubert,
“A.R. – Sopranist”,
“Time Windows”,
“A.R. sings Castrato-Arias” – Händel, Mozart, Hasse, Pleyel,
“The most beautyful Songs” – (Schubert, Schumann, Strauss, Grieg, Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt and Brahms).

Arno Raunig Farinelli-Arien

Arno Raunig: Farinelli-Arien
Mit Farinelli´s berühmtesten Arien von
R.Broschi, Farinelli, Porpora, Hasse, Giacomelli.

Ave Maria Arno Raunig

Ave Maria 22 der schönsten Ave Maria
Arno Raunig – Sopranist
Matthias Krampe – Orgel
(aufgenommen Universitätskirche Wien 2007)

Arno Raunig – Sopranist

Arno Raunig – Sopranist
Mit Arien von: Caccini, Paisiello, Caldara, Scarlatti, Porpora, Leo, Monteverdi, Frescobaldi, Giacomelli, Mozart, Gluck, Haydn, Händel und Pergolesi.

Time Windows Arno Raunig Caccini to Strauss

Time Windows
Arno Raunig – sopranist
Midori Ortner – Klavier/Spinett
Caccini to Strauss

Arno Raunig singt Kastratenarien

Arno Raunig singt Kastratenarien
mit dem Concilium Musicum Wien auf Originalinstrumenten
Händel Mozart Stradella Gluck
Hasse Pleyel Rossini

The most beautiful and romantic songs

Die schönsten romantischen Lieder/
The most beautiful and romantic songs
Arno Raunig – Sopranist
Mami Teraoka – Klavier ( aufgenommen in der Wiener Hofburgkapelle 2011 )

One Pop-CD: ARNO-BARROCK with famous musicians as:

José Feliciano,
Tim Pierce,
the Vienna Boys Choir
and so on.

Die erste Pop-CD des Sopranisten!

16 Songs mit internationalen Stars wie:

Jose Feliciano, Supermax, Wiener Sängerknaben, Tim Pierce, Yavor Roussinoff u.a.

Book Castratos and Countertenors Farinelli

A scientific book about the voices of

“Castratos and Countertenors”!

All about this extraordinary voices and life through 300 Years.

Carrier of the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Culture and the Big Decoration of Carinthia.

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