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date: 22 October 2019

Dalberg [Dalrymple], Frederick locked

  • Elizabeth Forbes

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(b Newcastle upon Tyne, Jan 7, 1908; d South Africa, May 1988). South African bass of English birth . He studied in Dresden, making his début in 1931 at Leipzig as Monterone (Rigoletto), later singing King Henry (Lohengrin), Osmin, Sarastro, Philip II and many Wagner roles. He appeared at Munich, Dresden, Vienna and Berlin, where he spent the war years. At Bayreuth (1942–4 and 1951) he sang Hagen, Fafner and Pogner. After an engagement at Munich, he joined Covent Garden in 1951. There he created John Claggart in Billy Budd (1951), Sir Walter Raleigh in Gloriana (1953) and Calkas in Walton’s Troilus and Cressida (1954). He sang the Doctor in the British stage première of Wozzeck (1952) and his repertory included King Mark, Hunding, Caspar, Pizarro, Ochs, Kečal, Sparafucile and Mozart’s Bartolo. From 1957 to his retirement in ...

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