Zottmayr, Georg, distinguished German bass; b. Munich, Jan. 24, 1869; d. Dresden, Dec. 11, 1941. He studied in Munich, and began his career primarily as a concert singer. In 1906 he made his operatic debut with the Vienna Court Opera; later was a member of the German Theater in Prague (1908-10). In 1910 he joined the Dresden Court (later State) Opera, where he enjoyed a career of great distinction. He was considered one of the outstanding Wagnerians of his time, numbering among his finest roles King Marke, Hunding, Gurne-manz, Pogner, and Daland.
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