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Franz Crass

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Voice: Bass-baritone
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Year of Birth: 1928
Year of Death: 2012

About Franz Crass:

Franz Crass (9 March 1928 – 23 June 2012) was a German bass singer.

A native of Wipperfürth, Rhine Province, Crass studied with Gerda Heuer in Wiesbaden and with Professor Clemens Glettenberg at the Hochschule für Musik in Köln. He won numerous competitions throughout Germany in the 1950s. In 1954, he made his debut at the municipal theater in Krefeld; from 1956 he sang at the Landestheater Hannover.

Crass established a reputation as a Wagnerian early in his career, appearing at the Bayreuth Festival between 1954 and 1973. He made guest appearances throughout Germany, and was a regular member of the Köln Opera from 1962 until 1964. In addition to his work as a concert and oratorio singer, he became known for singing works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Crass ended his career abruptly due to hearing trouble in 1981; after that he devoted himself to coaching younger singers. He died in Rüsselsheim, aged 84.

The Kammersänger left recordings as Heinrich der Vogler in Lohengrin (opposite Anja Silja's Elsa), Sarastro in The Magic Flute (opposite Fritz Wunderlich and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau), the Sprecher and Second Armed Man in Otto Klemperer's famous recording of The Magic Flute, the Commendatore in Don Giovanni, the title role in Der fliegende Holländer, Gurnemanz in Parsifal, Rocco in Fidelio (with Christa Ludwig); also as baritone soloist in the Brahms Requiem and Bach's Christmas Oratorio, and as bass soloist in the Mozart Requiem.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Oh, Diese Sonne, Furchtbar Steigt Sie Mir Empor! Popularity:

Opera: Freischütz, DerComposer: WeberAct: 1.03

Type: trio,choirVoice: T B BLanguage: German

Roles: Max/Cuno/Caspar
2Schweig schweig damit dich niemand warnt Popularity:

Opera: Freischütz, DerComposer: WeberAct: 1.10

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Caspar
3Hier im ird'schen Jammertal Popularity:

Opera: Freischütz, DerComposer: WeberAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Caspar
4Genug Der Freuden Des Mahls Popularity:

Opera: Freischütz, DerComposer: WeberAct: 3.10

Type: quintetVoice: Br B B T SLanguage: German

Roles: Ottokar/Cuno/Caspar/Max/Agathe
5Milch des Mondes fiel aufs Kraut Popularity:

Opera: Freischütz, DerComposer: WeberAct: 2.08

Type: trio,choir,finaleVoice: T B spLanguage: German

Roles: Max/Caspar/Samiel
6Schau der Herr mich an als Konig Popularity:

Opera: Freischütz, DerComposer: WeberAct: 1.01-2

Type: aria,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Kilian/Max
7Wahn wahn! überall wahn Popularity:

Opera: Meistersinger von Nürnberg, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Sachs
8Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge Popularity:

Opera: Rheingold, DasComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Wotan
9Heil dir mein Gast Popularity:

Opera: ParsifalComposer: WagnerAct:

Type: Voice: bassLanguage: German

Roles:
10Tatest du's wirklich Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 2.14

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Marke
11Dank König dir dass du zu richten kamst Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Friedrich
12Als du in kuhnem Sange Popularity:

Opera: TannhäuserComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Wolfram
13Wenn ich im Kampfe fur dich siege Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Lohengrin
14Titurel der fromme Held Popularity:

Opera: ParsifalComposer: WagnerAct:

Type: Voice: bassLanguage: German

Roles:
15Verloren ach verloren ewig Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br T SLanguage: German

Roles: Dutchman/Erik/Senta
16Was duftet doch der Flieder Popularity:

Opera: Meistersinger von Nürnberg, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Sachs
17Ein furchtbares Verbrechen ward begangen Popularity:

Opera: TannhäuserComposer: WagnerAct: 2

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Hermann
18Die Frist ist um Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 1.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Dutchman
19Nun sei bedankt mein lieber Schwan Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Lohengrin
20Südwind Südwind! Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 1.07

Type: recitative,choirVoice: T B B-BrLanguage: German

Roles: Steersman/Daland/Dutchman
21In fernem Land unnahbar Euren Schritten Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Lohengrin
22Blick ich umher Popularity:

Opera: TannhäuserComposer: WagnerAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Wolfram
23Mein Kind du siehst mich Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 2.06-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: German

Roles: Daland/Senta
24Mein Herr und Gott Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: King Henry
25O tu Palermo Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Procida
26Dikere non possum Popularity:

Opera: Oedipus RexComposer: StravinskyAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Latin

Roles: Tiresias
27Mi par d'esser con la testa Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.27

Type: Voice: cA/Mz B T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rosina/Basilio/Count/Figaro
28Ah! disgraziati noi Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 2.16-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T cA/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Count/Rosina
29La calunnia e un venticello Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.16

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Basilio
30Horch die Lerche singt im Hain Popularity:

Opera: Lustige Weiber von Windsor, DieComposer: NicolaiAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Fenton
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