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Erwin Wohlfahrt

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Genre  Classical
Albums  Wagner: Die Walküre
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Died  28 November 1968, Hamburg, Germany
Record labels  Decca Records, Universal Music LLC
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Erwin Wohlfahrt (January 13, 1932 – November 28, 1968) was a German operatic tenor, best known for the non-heroic roles for tenor in Wagner operas, such as Mime the dwarf and David the shoemaker's apprentice.

Wohlfahrt studied at the Music Academy in his native Nuremberg. He sang numerous character-tenor roles in Wagner operas at Bayreuth from 1963 through 1967, including the very demanding role of Mime the evil dwarf. Several of his performances are available on CD, including Mime, David, Pedrillo, the Hirt in Tristan und Isolde, and the Painter in Lulu. He sings Mime on the recorded 1967 performance of the Ring Cycle from Bayreuth conducted by Karl Böhm, which has been available since the vinyl days.

Wohlfahrt died in Hamburg, like his fellow German tenor Fritz Wunderlich, in his mid-thirties. The two vocalists can be heard together in a recorded performance of Die Entführung aus dem Serail from Salzburg 1961. Wohlfahrt was buried at the Ohlsdorf Cemetery in Hamburg.

Songs

Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail - K 384: DialogueMozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Berg: Lulu: Prolog: Hereinspaziert in die MenagerieBerg: Lulu
Rita: Act I

References

Erwin Wohlfahrt Wikipedia


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