Wiegand, (Josef Anton) Heinrich, German bass; b. Fränkisch-Crumbach in the Odenwald, Sept. 9, 1842; d. Frankfurt am Main, May 28, 1899. He studied voice privately in Paris, becoming a member of the opera at Zürich in 1870. He then sang in Cologne, and from 1873 to 1877 was the leading bass at the Frankfurt am Main Opera. In 1877 he toured America with the Adams-Pappenheim troupe; was in Leipzig (1878-82), sang at the Vienna Court Opera (1882-84), and then was engaged at Hamburg. He also appeared in the Ring cycle in Berlin (1881) and London (1882).
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