Weidemann, Friedrich, German baritone; b. Ratzeburg, Jan. 1,1871; d. Vienna, Jan. 30,1919. He studied with Vilmar in Hamburg and Muschler in Berlin, making his debut in 1896 in Brieg; he then sang in Essen (1897-98), Hamburg (1898-1901), and Riga (1901-03). In 1903 he joined the Vienna Court Opera, where he remained until his death. He was highly regarded for his performances in operas by Wagner and Richard Strauss.
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