Death on vacation of Austrian tenor

Death on vacation of Austrian tenor


norman lebrecht

August 12, 2020

The death has been reported of Kurt Azesberger, 60, a tenor with a high reputation in Bach and Mozart. He suffered heart failure while on holiday in the Dolomites.

A graduate of the same Linz school year as Franz Welser-Möst, he taught masterclasses at the Bruckner University and was in great demand for church oratorios.



  • Petros Linardos says:

    That’s so sad.

    I crossed paths with him on one occasion 25 years ago. He had a warm voice, was an overall very skilled and flexible musician, and was a genuinely nice person.

    His recorded legacy includes Monostatos in Abbado’s Magic Flute from 2005.

  • Stehplatz says:

    He was a very good Klaus-Narr (Gurre-Lieder) too … with Jansons if I‘m not wrong. And a superb Evangelist!