Wittrisch, Marcel, German tenor; b. Antwerp, Oct. 1,1901; d. Stuttgart, June 3,1955. He studied at the Munich and Leipzig conservatories. He made his operatic debut as Konrad in Hans Heiling in Halle in 1925, then sang in Braunschweig (1927-29). In 1929 he became a member of the Berlin State Opera, where he sang leading roles until 1943; he also made guest appearances at Covent Garden in London (1931) and at Bayreuth (1937). In 1950 he joined the Stuttgart Opera, where he remained until his death. In addition to his operatic career, he gained wide renown as a concert singer.
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