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date: 12 November 2019

Zednik, Heinz locked

  • Elizabeth Forbes

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(b Vienna, Feb 21, 1940). Austrian tenor . After studying in Vienna, he made his début in 1964 at Graz as Trabuco (Forza). Engaged at the Vienna Staatsoper for more than 30 years, he created Kalb in von Einem’s Kabale und Liebe (1976). He sang David, Mime and Loge at Bayreuth (1970–80) and made his Metropolitan début in 1981 as Mime and Loge. He sang at Frankfurt, Zürich and Salzburg, where he created the Producer in Berio’s Un re in ascolto (1984), repeating it at La Scala (1986). He also took part in the premières of Krenek’s Kehraus um St Stephan at the Ronacher, Vienna (1990), and Schnittke’s Gesualdo at the Vienna Staatsoper (1995). An excellent character actor with a strong voice, he had a repertory of some 140 roles, ranging from Monostatos, Pedrillo and Jaquino to Vašek, Remendado, Valzacchi, Herod and the Captain (...

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