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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
31Wohlan 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
32Er 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
33Verloren ach verloren ewig Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br T SLanguage: German

Roles: Dutchman/Erik/Senta
34Jetzt Alter hat es Eile Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.12

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br BLanguage: German

Roles: Pizarro/Rocco
35Wahn wahn! überall wahn Popularity:

Opera: Meistersinger von Nürnberg, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Sachs
36Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge Popularity:

Opera: Rheingold, DasComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Wotan
37Was duftet doch der Flieder Popularity:

Opera: Meistersinger von Nürnberg, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Sachs
38Ha! welch ein Augenblick Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.11

Type: aria,choirVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Pizarro
39Die Frist ist um Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Dutchman
40Hat man nicht auch Gold beineben Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Rocco
41Heil dir mein Gast Popularity:

Opera: ParsifalComposer: WagnerAct:

Type: Voice: bassLanguage: German

Roles:
42Dikere non possum Popularity:

Opera: Oedipus RexComposer: StravinskyAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Latin

Roles: Tiresias
43O tu Palermo Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Procida
44Tatest du's wirklich Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 2.14

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Marke
45Schweig schweig damit dich niemand warnt Popularity:

Opera: Freischütz, DerComposer: WeberAct: 1.10

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Caspar
46Titurel der fromme Held Popularity:

Opera: ParsifalComposer: WagnerAct:

Type: Voice: bassLanguage: German

Roles:
47Hier im ird'schen Jammertal Popularity:

Opera: Freischütz, DerComposer: WeberAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Caspar
48Heil sei dem Tag heil sei der Stunde Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.11

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Fernando
49Ein furchtbares Verbrechen ward begangen Popularity:

Opera: TannhäuserComposer: WagnerAct: 2

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Hermann
50La calunnia e un venticello Popularity:

Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia, IlComposer: RossiniAct: 1.16

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Basilio
51Die Strahlen der Sonne vertreiben die Nacht Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.33-1

Type: recitative,choirVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Sarastro
52Notte e giorno faticar Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.02-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leporello
53O Isis und Osiris Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.03

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Sarastro
54O wie will ich triumphieren Popularity:

Opera: Entführung aus dem Serail, DieComposer: MozartAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Osmin
55Mein Herr und Gott Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: King Henry
56In diesen heil'gen Hallen Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.13

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Sarastro
57Ah! disgraziati noi Popularity:

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

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T cA/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro/Count/Rosina
58Jungling! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.08-1

Type: spokenVoice: Br TLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno/Monostatos
59Genug 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
60Don Giovanni a cenar teco Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.20

Type: trioVoice: Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Leporello/Commendatore
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