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Hann, Georg (b Vienna, 1897; d Munich, 1950). Austrian bass-baritone. Served in Austrian Army in First World War. Bavarian State Opera, Munich, 1927–50 (created La Roche in Capriccio, 1942). Salzburg Fest. début 1931, singing there until 1949. Sang at Paris, Berlin, La Scala, CG (with Vienna co. 1947). Sang both buffo and dramatic roles, incl. Falstaff, Leporello, Ochs, Rigoletto, Sarastro, and Amfortas.

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Hann, Georg

Hann, Georg, Austrian bass-baritone; b. Vienna, Jan. 30, 1897; d. Munich, Dec. 9, 1950. He was a student of Lierhammer at the Vienna Academy of Music. From 1927 until his death he was a member of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich; he also made guest appearances in Vienna, Berlin, Salzburg, London, Milan, and Paris. He was noted for such buffo portrayals as Leporello, Nicolai’s Falstaff, Kecal, Baron Ochs, and La Roche, which he created (Munich, Oct. 28, 1942); his admired dramatic roles included Sarastro, Pizarro, Amfortas, Gunther, and Rigoletto.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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