Mitterwurzer, Anton, famous Austrian baritone; b. Sterzing, April 12, 1818; d. Döbling, near Vienna, April 2, 1876. He studied with his uncle, Johann Gänsbacher. After serving as chorister at St. Stephen’s, Vienna, he sang in Austrian provincial theaters. In 1839 he was engaged by the Dresden Court Opera, and remained there until he was pensioned in 1870. He was particularly notable in Wagnerian roles.
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