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Matti Salminen was born on July 7, 1945 in Turku, Finland as Matti Kalervo Salminen. He is an actor, known for Der Ring des Nibelungen (1980), The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006) and Tristan und Isolde (1983). See full bio »
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Known For

Der Ring des Nibelungen
Der Ring des Nibelungen Fasolt / Hunding
(1980)
Tristan und Isolde
Tristan und Isolde König Marke
(1983)
Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlos
Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlos The Grand Inquisitor
(1986)

Filmography

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 2013 Don Carlo (TV Movie) (singing voice)
 2009/I Die Walküre (TV Movie)
Hunding
 2009/II Götterdämmerung (TV Movie)
Hagen
 2009 Götterdammerung (TV Movie)
Hagen
 2008 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series)
King Marke
- Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (2008) ... King Marke
 2007 Tristan und Isolde, Azione in tre atti (TV Movie)
König Marke
 2007 Die Zauberflöte (TV Movie)
Sarastro
 2007 Parsifal (TV Movie)
Gurnemanz
 2007 Das Rheingold (TV Movie)
Fasolt
 2006 Fidelio (TV Movie)
Rocco
 2006/II Aida (TV Movie)
Ramfis
 2005 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (TV Movie)
Veit Pogner
 2004 Parsifal (TV Movie)
Gurnemanz
 2004 Boris Godunov (TV Movie)
Boris Godunov
 2004 Der Freischütz (TV Movie)
Kaspar, erster Jägerbursche
 2001 Don Giovanni (TV Movie)
Commendatore
 2000/II Die Zauberflöte (TV Movie)
Sarastro
 2000/I La flûte enchantée (TV Movie)
Sarastro
 1999 Great Performances (TV Series)
Gurnemanz
- Parsifal: The Search for the Grail (1999) ... Gurnemanz
 1997 Don Giovanni (TV Movie)
Commendatore
 1996 Tristan und Isolde (TV Movie)
König Marke
 1990 Das Rheingold (TV Movie)
Fafner
 1990 Götterdämmerung (TV Movie)
Hagen
 1990 Siegfried (TV Movie)
Fafner (voice)
 1989 Der fliegende Holländer (TV Movie)
Daland
 1986 Der fliegende Holländer (TV Movie)
Daland
 1986 Taikahuilu (TV Movie)
Sarastro
 1986 Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlos (TV Movie)
The Grand Inquisitor
 1983 Tristan und Isolde (TV Movie)
König Marke
 1982 Parsifal (TV Movie)
Titurel
 1980 Der Ring des Nibelungen (TV Mini-Series)
Hunding / Fasolt
- Die Walküre (1980) ... Hunding
- Das Rheingold (1980) ... Fasolt
 1975 Rigoletto (TV Movie)
Monterone
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Trivia:

Was generally recognized as "simply the largest bass voice in captivity" (as one reviewer put it) during the late 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s. Wagner conductors all over the world adjusted their performance-schedules to accommodate his availability, especially for performances of "Gotterdammerung". See more »

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