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Fritz Wunderlich

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Voice: Tenor
Nationality: German
Year of Birth: 1930
Year of Death: 1966

About Fritz Wunderlich:

Friedrich "Fritz" Karl Otto Wunderlich (26 September 1930 – 17 September 1966) was a German lyric tenor, famed for his singing of the Mozart repertory and various lieder. He died in an accident when he was only 35.

Wunderlich was born in Kusel in the Palatinate, Germany. His mother was a violinist and his father was a choirmaster. For a short time, the family kept the inn "Emrichs Bräustübl" (Emrich's Brewing Cottage). Fritz's father lost his job due to pressure imposed upon him by local Nazis, in addition to suffering from a severe battlefield injury. He committed suicide when Fritz was five years old.

Fritz mastered several instruments while still a schoolboy and when he entered the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg in 1950, his principal study was the horn. Then the singing teacher Margarethe von Winterfeldt  discovered and trained his voice.

Wunderlich was soon noted as a brilliant young tenor, especially in Mozartian roles, but he later expanded his reach to the full range of the lyric tenor repertoire.

He occasionally sang and recorded minor Wagner roles such as the steersman in The Flying Dutchman, Walther von der Vogelweide in Tannhäuser, and the shepherd in Tristan und Isolde. He sang and recorded the role of the Italian Tenor in Der Rosenkavalier.

It was the fashion during Wunderlich's career for German theatres to perform operas in the local rather than original language. Therefore, most of his recordings of the standard operatic repertoire are sung in German, including Verdi's La traviata and Rossini's The Barber of Seville. (He sang his recording of the Verdi Requiem in distinctly Germanic Latin.) Wunderlich achieved the highest distinction within the German repertory. Of special importance is a recording of Mozart's The Magic Flute, conducted by Karl Böhm, in which Wunderlich gave a critically acclaimed performance as Prince Tamino, opposite baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau in the role of Papageno. There is also a live performance of The Magic Flute recorded in 1960 at the Salzburg Festival, and several recordings as Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail. Recordings also exist of lesser-known Mozart operas such as Zaide and La finta giardiniera

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1So muss allein ich bleiben Popularity:

Opera: Fledermaus, DieComposer: Strauss jrAct: 1.14

Type: trio,recitativeVoice: T Br SLanguage: German

Roles: Gabriel/Falke/Rosalinde
2Elvino..Elvino.. Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.18-2

Type: trioVoice: S S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amina/Lisa/Rodolfo
3Marsch marsch trollt euch fort Popularity:

Opera: Entführung aus dem Serail, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.15

Type: trioVoice: B T TLanguage: German

Roles: Osmin/Belmonte/Pedrillo
4In un fiorito prato Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.07

Type: trioVoice: S T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: La messaggera/Pastore I/pastore-i
5Du feines Taubchen nur herein Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.13

Type: trioVoice: S T BrLanguage: German

Roles: Pamina/Monostatos/Papageno
6Ebben..? che diavol fate Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.06

Type: trioVoice: T S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Violetta/Giuseppe
7Chi ne consola ahi lassi? Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 3.01

Type: trioVoice: S T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ninfa/Pastore I/pastore-i
8O selige Wonne Popularity:

Opera: Zaide (Das Serail)Composer: MozartAct: 1.08

Type: trioVoice: S T BLanguage: German

Roles: Zaide/Gomatz/Allazim
9Ecco pur ch'a voi ritorno Popularity:

Opera: Orfeo, L'Composer: MonteverdiAct: 2.01

Type: trioVoice: T T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orfeo/Pastore I/pastore-i
10Oh 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
11Soll ich dich Teurer nicht mehr sehn? Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.21

Type: trioVoice: B T SLanguage: German

Roles: Sarastro/Tamino/Pamina
12Ich stehe voll Zagen Popularity:

Opera: Fledermaus, DieComposer: Strauss jrAct: 3.07

Type: trioVoice: T T SLanguage: German

Roles: Gabriel/Alfred/Rosalinde
13Hier seid ihr euch beide allein überlassen Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.14

Type: spokenVoice: Br TLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno/Tamino
14He lichter her! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.06

Type: spokenVoice: Br TLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno/Tamino
15Der 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
16Eine schreckliche Nacht Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.04

Type: spokenVoice: T BrLanguage: German

Roles: Tamino/Papageno
17Jungling! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.08-1

Type: spokenVoice: Br TLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno/Monostatos
18Tamino Tamino! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.22

Type: spokenVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno
19Dies ist die Stunde Popularity:

Opera: Lustige Weiber von Windsor, DieComposer: NicolaiAct: 2.03-1

Type: sceneVoice: T B TLanguage: German

Roles: Spärlich/Dr. Cajus/Fenton
20Hei Mariza Popularity:

Opera: Gräfin MarizaComposer: KalmanAct: 3.04

Type: recitative,duet,choir,finaleVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Mariza/Tassilo
21Südwind Südwind! Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 1.07

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

Roles: Steersman/Daland/Dutchman
22O welche Lust im freier Luft Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.15

Type: recitative,choirVoice: T BLanguage: German

Roles: Two prisoners
23Herr Verwalter bitte sehr Popularity:

Opera: Gräfin MarizaComposer: KalmanAct: 1.04

Type: recitative,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Tassilo
24Prendi e vivi Ruggiero Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.19

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero/Oronte
25Schnelle Füsse rascher Mut Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.19-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br TLanguage: German

Roles: Pamina/Papageno/Monostatos
26Du, der Platz ist verflucht! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 1.02-1-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Andres
27Alles liegt auf dem Ohr Popularity:

Opera: Entführung aus dem Serail, DieComposer: MozartAct: 3.02

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Pedrillo/Blonde
28He holla Steuermann Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: German

Roles: Daland/Steersman
29So geht indes hinein Popularity:

Opera: Lustige Weiber von Windsor, DieComposer: NicolaiAct: 1.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B T BLanguage: German

Roles: Herr Reich/Spärlich/Dr. Cajus
30Sie macht auf Herr Popularity:

Opera: Entführung aus dem Serail, DieComposer: MozartAct: 3.04

Type: recitativeVoice: T T S SLanguage: German

Roles: Pedrillo/Belmonte/Konstanze/Blonde
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