Robert Holl was born in Rotterdam. In 1971 he won the First Prize at the IVC and started studying with Hans Hotter in Munich.He was a member of the Bavarian State Opera and a regular guest at the Vienna State Opera, the Brussels and Zurich Oper House, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden and the Deutsche Oper Berlin as well as at the Cologne Opera – mostly in the main Wagnerian roles. Being an internationally sought-after concert singer, Robert Holl has worked with the most renowned conductors and orchestras in Europe, the USA and Japan. But before all, he is one of the most important Lied singers of our time. He also composes.