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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
1Fatal mia donna Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09-2

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth/Lady McB
2Morir tremenda cosa! Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.08

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo
3Nulla silenzio Popularity:

Opera: Tabarro, IlComposer: PucciniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Michele
4Te deum Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.20

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia
5Ora di morte e di vendetta Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 3.04

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lady McB/Macbeth
6Ove son io Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth/Lady McB
7Al suon del tamburo Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05

Type: trio,choirVoice: Mz Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Preziosilla/Carlo/Mayor
8Studia il passo Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Banco
9Ah! la paterna mano Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macduff
10O Luigi Luigi Popularity:

Opera: Tabarro, IlComposer: PucciniAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tinca
11O figli o figli miei Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macduff
12Che fate voi misteriose donne Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-1

Type: aria,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth
13Pieta rispetto amore Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.07-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth
14Sappia la sposa mia Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.08-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth
15Invano Alvaro ti celasti al mondo Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.03

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alvaro/Carlo
16Mal per me che m'affidai Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.09-2

Type: trioVoice: T Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macduff/Macbeth/Malcolm
17Or tutti sorgete Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lady McB/Macbeth
18V'ho ingannato colpevole fui Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.08-1

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Rigoletto
19La vita e inferno all infelice Popularity:

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

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alvaro
20Ich bin ein Mann! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.05-2

Type: trioVoice: Br T TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Andres/Drum Major
21Dort links geht's in die Stadt Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 3.02-1

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Marie
22Doch Halt, Wo Bleiben Die Kinder? Popularity:

Opera: Hänsel und GretelComposer: HumperdinckAct: 1.06-2

Type: duetVoice: Br MzLanguage: German

Roles: Peter/Gertrud
23Was hast da? Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.01-2

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Marie/Marie's son
24So lang man Jugend hat Popularity:

Opera: Doktor FaustComposer: BusoniAct: 2.01

Type: choirVoice: 4 tenorsLanguage: German

Roles:
25Wozzeck, Er sieht immer so verhetzt aus! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 1.01-1-2

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Captain
26He Wozzeck! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.02-2

Type: trioVoice: Br B TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Doctor/Captain
27Da lieg ich Popularity:

Opera: Rosenkavalier, DerComposer: StraussAct: 2

Type: Voice: B cALanguage: German

Roles:
28Was erleb ich, Wozzeck? Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 1.04

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Doctor
29Oh 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
30Tanzt alle, tanzt nur zu Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 3.03-1

Type: duetVoice: Br cALanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Margret
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