Holm, Richard, German tenor; b. Stuttgart, Aug. 3, 1912; d. Munich, July 20, 1988. He studied in Stuttgart with Rudolf Ritter. In 1937 he made his operatic debut in Kiel; became a member of the Kiel Opera; also made guest appearances at other German opera houses; in 1948 he joined the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. On March 15, 1952, he made his Metropolitan Opera debut in N.Y. as David in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; was on its roster until 1953. He also made successful appearances in London, Vienna, Salzburg, and Bayreuth. In 1967 he became a prof, of voice at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich. Among his roles were Xerxes, Titus, Belmonte, Tamino, Loge, Flamand, Novagerio in Palestrina, Robespierre in Dantons Tod, and Aschenbach in Death in Venice.
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