Remembering The Melodious Voice: Hubertus Reim (1967-2022)
A Storied Life in Opera
Vienna-born bass, Hubertus Reim, has left a void in the world of music with his departure. Born in 1967, Reim’s life was intertwined with the sounds of music from a very young age. He pursued his passion at the Vienna Conservatory, studying opera and solo singing, thereby laying a solid foundation for his future career. His journey as a freelance singer spanned from 1989 to 1996, during which he carved a niche for himself in the world of opera.
From Theater to Festivals
Reim’s first fixed engagement was at the Mainz State Theater, marking a significant milestone in his career. From 1995 to 1998, he was obligated to act as a singer as part of the Vienna Burgtheater ensemble, showcasing his versatility. His talent was not confined to the theater; independent Vienna opera groups also witnessed his performances as a soloist. His voice echoed at various festivals, such as the Salzburg Festival, the Bregenz Festival, the Mörbisch Lake Festival, and the Kittsee Music Summer, enchanting audiences with his performances.
A Respected Figure at the Vienna Volksoper
In 1999, Reim was engaged as a choir singer at the Vienna Volksoper, a position he held with great esteem. His talent was not merely restricted to being part of the choir; he also performed solo roles in more than 170 performances. His dedication and passion for opera made him a respected figure among his colleagues at the Volksoper.
The Melodic Voice Goes Silent
With Reim’s passing, the world of opera has lost a valued colleague and friend. His contributions to the field of music, particularly opera, will be remembered and cherished by both his colleagues and his audience. His voice, once resonant in theaters and festivals, may have gone silent, but his melodious notes will continue to ring in the hearts of those who had the privilege of hearing him perform.
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