Interview with Klaus Mertens

A peek behind the scenes - Klaus Mertens

An exceptional master of his art” (M. Harras): Over the past four decades, bass baritone Klaus Mertens has garnered ongoing critical acclaim for his concert performances and nearly 200 CD recordings. “Transcendentally brilliant” (, “wonderfully slender and clear declamation” (mdr Figaro) and “refreshing and exceptionally homogeneous sound” ( are just some of the many positive reviews for his interpretations of works ranging from early music to the avant-garde.

Klaus Mertens has already recorded various cantatas with the J. S. Bach Foundation.

We hope you enjoy this intriguing interview with him (in German).

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