Aldenhoff, Bernd, German tenor; b. Duisburg, June 14, 1908; d. Munich, Oct. 8, 1959. He studied in Cologne, where he began his operatic career; then sang at the Dusseldorf Opera (1938–44), the Dresden State Opera (1944–52), the Bayreuth Festivals (1951–52; 1957), and the Bavarian State Opera in Munich (1952–59). On Feb. 25, 1955, he made his Metropolitan Opera debut in N.Y. as Tannhäuser. He was best known as a Wagnerian.
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