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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
1Zum Ziele führt dich diese Bahn Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.16

Type: quartetVoice: T tr cA MzLanguage: German

Roles: Tamino/Three boys
2Der welcher wandert diese Strasse voll Beschwerden Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.27

Type: spokenVoice: T S T BLanguage: German

Roles: Tamino/Pamina/Two armoured men
3Nur stille! stille! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.32

Type: quintetVoice: T S S S MzLanguage: German

Roles: Monostatos/Queen/Three ladies
4Wer ein holdes Weib errungen Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.13

Type: duet,choir,finaleVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Florestan/Leonore
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
6Südwind Südwind! Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 1.07

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

Roles: Steersman/Daland/Dutchman
7Oh, 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
8Wenn ich im Kampfe fur dich siege Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Lohengrin
9Nun sei bedankt mein lieber Schwan Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Lohengrin
10In fernem Land unnahbar Euren Schritten Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Lohengrin
11Tamino mein! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.28

Type: quartetVoice: S T T BLanguage: German

Roles: Pamina/Tamino/Two armoured men
12Morden soll ich? Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.12

Type: spokenVoice: S T BLanguage: German

Roles: Pamina/Monostatos/Sarastro
13Dunque quello sei tu Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Elvira/Ottavio/Masetto
14Non ti fidar o misera Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.16-1

Type: quartetVoice: S S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Anna/Ottavio/Giovanni
15Mir ist so wunderbar Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.06

Type: quartetVoice: S S B TLanguage: German

Roles: Marzelline/Leonore/Rocco/Jaquino
16Ach Vater eilt Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.17

Type: recitativeVoice: S B T SLanguage: German

Roles: Marzelline/Rocco/Jaquino/Leonore
17Es lebe Sarastro Sarastro lebe! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.20-1

Type: recitative,choirVoice: S BrLanguage: German

Roles: Pamina/Papageno
18Domero la tua fierezza Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cleopatra
19Bella placa lo sdegno Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: cT cA BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tolomeo/Cornelia/Achilla
20Si spietata il tuo rigore Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.08

Type: ariaVoice: countertenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tolomeo
21Mi 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
22Euch werde Lohn in bessern Welten Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.05

Type: trioVoice: B T SLanguage: German

Roles: Rocco/Florestan/Leonore
23Mein Kind du siehst mich Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: German

Roles: Daland/Senta
24Nur hurtig fort Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.03

Type: duetVoice: B SLanguage: German

Roles: Rocco/Leonore
25Sire prendi Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 2.16

Type: recitativeVoice: B cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Achilla/Tolomeo
26Wohlan so helfet, helft den Armen Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.12

Type: sextetVoice: B B B-Br S S TLanguage: German

Roles: Rocco/Fernando/Pizarro/Leonore/Marzelline/Florestan
27Er sterbe doch er soll erst wissen Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.06

Type: recitative,quartetVoice: B-Br T S BLanguage: German

Roles: Pizarro/Florestan/Leonore/Rocco
28Verloren ach verloren ewig Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br T SLanguage: German

Roles: Dutchman/Erik/Senta
29Jetzt Alter hat es Eile Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.12

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br BLanguage: German

Roles: Pizarro/Rocco
30Wahn wahn! überall wahn Popularity:

Opera: Meistersinger von Nürnberg, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Sachs
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