Konstantin Krimmel


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Nicht jede Neuaufnahme von Schuberts epochaler »Müllerin« muss sein, gerade im Lied ist der Hang zur Überproduktion gewaltig. Konstantin Krimmels beherzter Schritt ins Allerheiligste des Gesangs ist klug bedacht. Mit kleinen Varianten und raffiniert dosierten Freiheiten gibt er dem Allzubekannten einen persönlichen spin, wahrt aber, mit dem famosen Daniel Heide zur Seite, eine feine Balance. Und bei aller gestalterischen Intelligenz: Schon die schiere Klangschönheit von Krimmels Bariton ist reine Freude.

Deutsche Schallplattenkritik

Für die Jury: Holger Noltze

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Newcomer of the Year


His voice is as pure as a mountain spring. It is strong, expressive, pithy, powerful, and that in opera as well as in song, in Mozart as well as in Schubert and Haas. The "Newcomer of the Year" has a brilliant career ahead of him.

It is no secret that Konstantin Krimmel is one of the greatest talents in the baritone field. And yet his reading of Schubert's "Schöner Müllerin" exceeds all expectations.




Amazing – here is a passionate Lied and concert singer, a hobby tenor who caught the theatre virus as a member of the choir in his home town of Ulm, then making it into the ensemble of the Bavarian State Opera before he was even 30. As a baritone! Konstantin Krimmel has so much fun with music and the telling of stories, he simply had to end up on stage. Here, he can charm us, he can revel or grumble or make merry like Papageno. His voice and musicality have won over critics and, even more so, audiences. Whether on award-winning recordings or in the opera house: Konstantin Krimmel is one of the most versatile and promising young German baritones on international stages.

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Son beau timbre boisé et sombre se conjugue avec une réelle agilité, surtout dans le médium et le registre aigu, ce qui lui permet de développer des phrasés admirables et d’un goût parfait, façon Kavalier-baryton viennois. (…) Son pouvoir de coloration du timbre est réel, et il en fait un usage discret et efficace dans l’excellent Erlkönig de Loewe. Son élocution est excellente, et il porte les mots dans tout l’éclat de leur sens. Mais il peut aussi prendre du volume et de la noirceur, portant ainsi le Belsatzar et Die beiden Grenadieren à une dimension épique et tragique réellement impressionnante.

ResMusica - musique classique et danse, Matthieu Roc, 02.02.20

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"Konstantin Krimmel is only 28 years old, and already he is one of the greats in the Lied field. The maturity, differentiation and perfection of his technically simply brilliant singing left a deep impression. At the same time, his interpretative approach seems completely natural, each song seems to be experienced, its expressive content is grasped and explored - and last but not least, the lyrics are declaimed flawlessly and clearly".

Song recital as part of the Easter Festival in Hall in Tirol, Krone Zeitung Tirol, 23.06.21

"Another young baritone, Konstantin Krimmel, is the standout in a new recording of Handel's Brockes Passion on the Alpha Classics label. With a richness of nuance schooled in lieder singing, Krimmel gives the figure of Jesus a deeply feeling human face. Together with colleagues such as the exquisite tenor Stuart Jackson and the slender Arcangelo ensemble, he succeeds in bringing out the touching moments - and pushing the baroque swagger of the piece into the background."

NZZ - Marcus Stäbler, 25 March 2021

"And soprano Sandrine Piau (Daughter of Zion), tenor Stuart Jackson (as the Evangelist) and baritone Konstantin Krimmel as Jesus succeed in eliciting touching and comforting features from every lament, however harrowing and sympathetic."


RONDO - Guido Fischer, 13.03.2021

"Konstantin Krimmel's equally superlative Jesus: his heartbreaking accompanied recitative "Mein Vater", in triptych, between abandonment and inner light, is one of the highlights of this disc. Almost making you forget the "Es ist vollbracht" of Bach's St. John's Day!" Saint-Jean de Bach!"


LE FIGARO - 16.03.21

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