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Franz Grundheber

Singer details:

Voice: Baritone
Nationality: German
Year of Birth: 1937

About Franz Grundheber:

Franz Grundheber (born 27 September 1937) is a German operatic baritone. At the Hamburg State Opera, he performed over 150 roles from 1966. His voice is flexible enough to sing Italian opera as well as Wagner parts and contemporary opera; he is a stage presence in acting and singing. He has performed at major international opera houses and is known for his performance of the title role of Alban Berg's Wozzeck, filmed for DVD in 1994 in a production staged by Patrice Chéreau.

Grundheber was born in Trier and graduated from the Max-Planck-Gymnasium in 1959. He subsequently enrolled in the Air Force of the Bundeswehr, where he spent three years. After studying in Hamburg, he embarked upon a two-year scholarship under Margaret Harshaw at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and spent a summer at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California.

In 1966, Grundheber joined the Hamburg State Opera where he became a prolific performer. He first sang smaller parts in different types of operas. On 21 December 1968, he performed in the premiere of Gian Carlo Menotti's Help, Help, the Globolinks!. Even when moving to Wagnerian roles, he took care to stay flexible. With some 150 roles to his name, he was named Kammersänger in 1986 and was appointed an honorary member in 2006.

Major parts have included Verdi characters Simon Boccanegra, Rigoletto, Macbeth, Amonasro in Aida and Jago in Otello, Wagner parts Holländer and Amfortas in Parsifal, the Strauss parts Orest in Elektra and Barak in Die Frau ohne Schatten, and Dr. Schön in Alban Berg's Lulu.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Mal per me che m'affidai Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.09-2

Type: trioVoice: T Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macduff/Macbeth/Malcolm
2V'ho ingannato colpevole fui Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.08-1

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Rigoletto
3Pieta rispetto amore Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.07-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth
4Invano Alvaro ti celasti al mondo Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.03

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alvaro/Carlo
5Ah! la paterna mano Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macduff
6O figli o figli miei Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macduff
7Werther est de retour Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: Albert/Charlotte
8Morir tremenda cosa! Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.08

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
9Das Messer? Wo ist das Messer? Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 3.04-1

Type: trioVoice: Br B TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Doctor/Captain
10Ora di morte e di vendetta Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 3.04

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lady McB/Macbeth
11Tanzt alle, tanzt nur zu Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 3.03-1

Type: duetVoice: Br cALanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Margret
12Ove son io Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth/Lady McB
13La vita e inferno all infelice Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-2

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alvaro
14Che fate voi misteriose donne Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-1

Type: aria,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth
15Dort links geht's in die Stadt Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 3.02-1

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Marie
16Lorsque l'enfant revient d'un voyage Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
17Ich bin ein Mann! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.05-2

Type: trioVoice: Br T TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Andres/Drum Major
18Oh oh Andres! Andres! Ich kann nicht schlafen Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.05-1

Type: trioVoice: Br T TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Andres/Drum Major
19Al suon del tamburo Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05

Type: trio,choirVoice: Mz Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Preziosilla/Carlo/Mayor
20Vous l'avez dit mon âme Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.04-3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
21Studia il passo Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Banco
22Er! Sie! Teufel! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.04-2

Type: kwintet, choirVoice: Br S T T TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Marie/Drum Major/Andres/Madman
23Ich hab' ein Hemdlein an, das ist nicht mein Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.04-1

Type: duetVoice: B BrLanguage: German

Roles: First Apprentice/Second Apprentice
24Guten Tag, Franz Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.03-1

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Marie
25He Wozzeck! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.02-2

Type: trioVoice: Br B TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Doctor/Captain
26Trois mois voici trois mois Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: Albert/Charlotte
27Was hast da? Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.01-2

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Marie/Marie's son
28So lang man Jugend hat Popularity:

Opera: Doktor FaustComposer: BusoniAct: 2.01

Type: choirVoice: 4 tenorsLanguage: German

Roles:
29Da lieg ich Popularity:

Opera: Rosenkavalier, DerComposer: StraussAct: 2

Type: Voice: B cALanguage: German

Roles:
30Te deum Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.20

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia
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