Grobe, Donald

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Grobe, Donald (b Ottawa, Ill., 1929; d Berlin, 1986). Amer. tenor. Opera début in Rigoletto, Chicago 1952. Salzburg Fest. début 1962. Member of Deutsche Oper, Berlin, from 1960, where he created Wilhelm in Der junge Lord (1965) and sang Aschenbach in Ger. première of Death in Venice (1974). Débuts: Brit. 1965 (Edinburgh Fest. with Bavarian Nat. Opera); NY Met 1968; CG 1972 (with Bavarian Nat. Opera).