The vocal art of baritone Raimund Nolte was furthered especially during his studies with Prof. Josef Metternich as well as in various master classes. At present he is being coached by Prof. Irmgard Hartmann. Yet his musical career began as an instrumentalist after completing studies in mathematics, the pedagogics of music and viola. But soon he was being invited as a singer on stages all over Europe, Israel, the United States and Japan.
He has sung under conductors such as Jacov Kreizberg, Vlademir Jurowski, Helmut Müller-Brühl, Howard Arman, David Stern, Andreas Spering, Enoch zu Guttenberg, Hans-Martin Schneidt, Wolfgang Gönnenwein, Bruno Weil, Frieder Bernius and Reinhard Goebel. Under the direction of Nikolaus Harnoncourt he sang at the Graz Styriarte in Schubert's Lazarus, to great acclaim. He performed the role of Christus in Bach's St.Matthew Passion under the direction of Trevor Pinnock in Spain, Germany, Japan and at the Salzburg Festival. Under René Jacob's direction he sang in Johann Gottlieb Naumann's rediscovered opera Cora und Alonzo at the Dresden Musikfestspiele.
Raimund Nolte gave his successful stage début in 1994 during the Innsbruck festival season. After two years at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf and Duisburg he became a regular ensemble member of the Komische Oper in Berlin, where he is now a regular guest singer. His roles in Berlin have included Schaunard in La Boheme, Don Fernando in Fidelio, Prince Jeletzki in Pique Dame, Harlequin in Ariadne and Ping in Turandot. He has built an excellent reputation singing G.F.Handel (Ezio and Radamisto at the Händelfestspielen and the Opera house in Halle, Rodelinda at the State Theatre Karlsruhe, Xerxes at the Royal Copenhagen Theatre, the leading role in Saul at the Komische Oper in Berlin, Rinaldo at the Theatre Bielefeld) and as a singer of Mozart (Papageno in Düsseldorf and at the Komische Oper Berlin in Harry Kupfer's production of The Magic Flute, Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte in Potsdam and Bielefeld, Conte Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Opéra de Rouen in France and in Potsdam). In the season 2004 he sang Sharpless in Madame Butterly, Father in Hänsel und Gretel and Germont in La Traviata at the Opera house in Bielefeld. This season he will play the lead role in the new production of Don Giovanni in the Schloßtheater Potsdam.
Nolte's repertoire is wide and includes all the main oratorio roles and a large repertoire of lieder. Numerous radio and CD-recordings round off his wide range of activities.