Gerhard Stolze

Singer details:

Voice: Tenor
Nationality: German
Year of Birth: 1926
Year of Death: 1979

About Gerhard Stolze:

Gerhard Stolze (1 October 1926, Dessau – 11 March 1979, Garmisch-Partenkirchen) was a German tenor.

He was a character tenor best known as a Wagner singer. His signature role was Mime (Das Rheingold, Siegfried). Other important roles were David (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Loge (Das Rheingold), Aegisth (Elektra) and Herod (Salome). He also sang the Captain in Wozzeck and, the roles of Oberon (A Midsummer Night's Dream) and the Emperor Nero, both of which were originally written for countertenor. He recorded Mozart's high-tenor Singspiel roles, Monostatos and Pedrillo.

He portrays Mime on both the studio recordings of Siegfried by Herbert von Karajan and Georg Solti.

His voice was very high, thin, and piercing, and capable of an extraordinary range of colors. His style sharply divided critics and audiences, especially in the roles of Mime and Herod. It was denigrated as being over-neurotic, glorified sprechstimme by some, while others praised it for its deep characterization and astonishing virtuosity.

He made his debut in 1949 at the State Opera in Dresden as Moser, one of the Mastersingers in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, the same role in which he made his first appearance at the Bayreuth Festival in 1951. He was a member of the Berlin State Opera from 1953–1961. Other house debuts include the Vienna State Opera in 1957, the Covent Garden in 1960 (as Mime in a complete Ring under Solti), and the Metropolitan Opera in 1968 as Loge. He sang in the first performances or first stagings of Werner Egk's Der Revisor, Heimo Erbse's Julietta, Carl Orff's Oedipus der Tyrann, Frank Martin's Le mystère de la Nativité, and Giselher Klebe's Jacobowsky und der Oberst.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1O sink hernieder (Love Duet) Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 2.05

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Tristan/Isolde
2Amfortas die Wunde Popularity:

Opera: ParsifalComposer: WagnerAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Parsifal
3Nur stille! stille! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.32

Type: quintetVoice: T S S S MzLanguage: German

Roles: Monostatos/Queen/Three ladies
4Wie wie wie? Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.07

Type: quintetVoice: Br T S S MzLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno/Tamino/Three ladies
5Das susse Lied verhallt Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Elsa/Lohengrin
6Selig wie die Sonne Popularity:

Opera: Meistersinger von Nürnberg, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: quintetVoice: S B-Br T T MzLanguage: German

Roles: Eva/Sachs/Walther/David/Magdalena
7Nun sei bedankt mein lieber Schwan Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Lohengrin
8Dass der mein Vater nicht ist Popularity:

Opera: SiegfriedComposer: WagnerAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles:
9Nothung nothung neidliches Schwert Popularity:

Opera: SiegfriedComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Siegfried
10Taubchen das entflattert ist Popularity:

Opera: Fledermaus, DieComposer: Strauss jrAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Alfred
11Atmest du nicht mit mir die sussen Dufte Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Lohengrin
12Salome komm trink Wein mit mir Popularity:

Opera: SalomeComposer: StraussAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Herodes
13Alles fühlt der Liebe Freuden Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Monostatos
14Fulgida Alice amor t'offro Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.06

Type: recitative,ensembleVoice: B Br 2Ts 2Ss 2MzsLanguage: Italian

Roles:
15Langsam, Wozzeck, langsam! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 1.01-1-1

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Captain
16So rief der Lenz in den Wald Popularity:

Opera: Meistersinger von Nürnberg, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Walther
17Fanget an! so rief der Lenz in den Wald Popularity:

Opera: Meistersinger von Nürnberg, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Walther
18Das Messer? Wo ist das Messer? Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 3.04-1

Type: trioVoice: Br B TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Doctor/Captain
19Morden soll ich? Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.12

Type: spokenVoice: S T BLanguage: German

Roles: Pamina/Monostatos/Sarastro
20Als zullendes Kind Popularity:

Opera: SiegfriedComposer: WagnerAct: 1.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Mime
21Darf eine niedre Magd es wagen Popularity:

Opera: Zar und ZimmermannComposer: LortzingAct: 3

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Marie/Ivanov
22Wie sie selig hehr und milde Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 3.13

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Tristan
23Wohin so eilig, geehrtester Herr Sargnagel? Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.02-1

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Captain
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