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date: 20 November 2019

Böhme, Kurtlocked

  • Harold Rosenthal
  • , revised by Alan Blyth

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(b Dresden, May 5, 1908; d nr Munich, Dec 20, 1989). German bass. He studied with Kluge at the Dresden Conservatory, and made his début in 1929 as Caspar at Bautzen. He sang at the Dresden Staatsoper (1930–50), and in 1950 joined the Staatsoper in Munich. In Dresden he created Count Lamoral in Arabella, Vanuzzi in Die schweigsame Frau (in which he later became a famous interpreter of Sir Morosus), Capulet in Sutermeister’s Romeo und Julia (1940) and Prospero in his Die Zauberinsel (1942). At Salzburg he created Ulysses in Liebermann’s Penelope (1954) and Aleel in Egk’s Irische Legende (1955). Böhme first sang at Covent Garden with the Dresden company in 1936, and then regularly (1956–60) as Hunding, Hagen and Ochs; he last appeared there in 1972 with the Munich company as Sir Morosus. He made his début at Bayreuth in ...

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