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date: 11 December 2019

Holm, Richardlocked

  • Harold Rosenthal

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(b Stuttgart, Aug 3, 1912; d Munich, July 20, 1988). German tenor. He studied in Stuttgart with Rudolf Ritter and made his début at Kiel in 1937. After engagements at Nuremberg and Hamburg, in 1948 he joined the Staatsoper in Munich. In 1950 he sang Belmonte at Glyndebourne. He made his Metropolitan début in 1952 as David. At Covent Garden in 1953 he sang David and Flamand in the British première of Capriccio, given by the Munich company. He returned to London as Loge, 1958–60 and 1964–6; he also appeared at Bayreuth, Salzburg and Vienna. His extensive repertory included Tamino, which he sang in Felsenstein’s 1954 production of Die Zauberflöte at the Komische Oper, Berlin, and Robespierre in von Einem’s Dantons Tod. At Munich he created Wallenstein in Hindemith’s Die Harmonie der Welt (1957) and Black in Egk’s Die Verlobung in San Domingo (1963), and in ...

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