Domgraf-Fassbänder, Willi (b Aachen, 1897; d Nuremberg, 1978). Ger. baritone, father of Brigitte Fassbaender. Operatic début Aachen 1922 as the Count in Le nozze di Figaro. Prin. lyric bar., Berlin State Opera 1928–45. Sang Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro at opening night of Glyndebourne Opera, 1934. Salzburg Fest. 1937. Chief producer, Nuremberg Opera, 1953–62. On retirement became dir. of opera studies, Nuremberg Cons.
More From encyclopedia.com
John Anthony Quitman , Besch, Anthony (John Elwyn) (b London, 1924; d London, 2002). Eng. opera producer for Glyndebourne, ENO, Scottish Opera, NY City Opera, S. Francisco… Opera Seria , Skip to main content opera seria opera seria (It.). Serious opera. In the 17th and 18th cents., opera seria was the chief operatic genre, becoming ve… Antonio Salieri , Salieri, Antonio (b Legnano, 1750; d Vienna, 1825). It. composer and conductor. Taken to Vienna 1766 as protégé of Gassmann. Début as cond. Vienna Co… Sarah Caldwell , Caldwell, Sarah Conductor Director Sarah Caldwell, who was born in 1924, was the founder of the Boston Opera Group, now known as the Opera Company of… Samuel Ramey , Opera singer With a mellifluous style and a charismatic way with the villainous roles that lie at the heart of the repertoire of the operatic bass, S… June Anderson , Anderson, June Opera singer Considered one of the most talented performers in opera, soprano June Anderson has amassed a wide following throughout Eu…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like