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Gottlob Frick

Singer details:

Voice: Bass
Nationality: German
Year of Birth: 1906
Year of Death: 1994

About Gottlob Frick:

Gottlob Frick (28 July 1906 in Ölbronn-Dürrn – 18 August 1994 in Muhlacker) was a German bass who sang in opera. He was known for his wide repertory including Wagner and Mozart roles, as well as those of Nicolai and Lortzing.

Frick's teachers included Fritz Windgassen (father and teacher of Frick’s contemporary, the tenor Wolfgang Windgassen).

He was a member of the chorus at the Stuttgart State Opera from 1927 to 1934. His first solo role was in Coburg in 1934–35, followed by Freiburg (1936–40) and Königsberg (1938) where Karl Böhm discovered him and engaged him for the Dresden State Opera in 1941, which was his base for the following decade. In 1950 he moved to the Deutsche Oper Berlin, but his international career took him to all the leading houses in Europe.

His voice was instantly recognizable by its dark, evil-sounding, almost reptilian timbre, and was aptly described by Wilhelm Furtwängler as 'the blackest bass in Germany' (der schwärzeste Bass in Deutschland). This made up for the fact that it was somewhat smaller than others such as those of Josef Greindl, Ludwig Weber and Kurt Böhme.

The roles for which Frick was best known were Osmin, Sarastro, Commendatore, Rocco and, above all, the principal Wagner bass roles. He also performed in operetta, often with Anneliese Rothenberger and Fritz Wunderlich, and often sang Archangel Raphael in Haydn's Creation.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Masetto senti un po Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.21

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Masetto
2Dunque quello sei tu Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S S T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Elvira/Ottavio/Masetto
3Tra quest arbori celata Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.26

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Giovanni/Masetto
4La ci darem la mano Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.12

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zerlina/Giovanni
5Sie schrieben mir Popularity:

Opera: Eugene OneginComposer: TchaikovskyAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Russian

Roles: Yevgeny Onyegin
6Nichts lerntest du Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br MzLanguage: German

Roles: Wotan/Fricka
7Der alte Sturm Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.04

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br MzLanguage: German

Roles: Wotan/Fricka
8Leb wohl du kühnes herrliches Kind Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 3.06

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Wotan
9Ein andres ist's Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Wotan
10Blick ich umher Popularity:

Opera: TannhäuserComposer: WagnerAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Wolfram
11Als du in kuhnem Sange Popularity:

Opera: TannhäuserComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Wolfram
12In Wein ist Wahrheit nur allein Popularity:

Opera: UndineComposer: LortzingAct: 4

Type: duetVoice: T BLanguage: German

Roles: Veit/Hans
13Das schone Fest Johannistag Popularity:

Opera: Meistersinger von Nürnberg, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Veit Pogner
14Schon seit geraumer Zeit bemerk ich hier Gesichter Popularity:

Opera: Zar und ZimmermannComposer: LortzingAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Bett
15Den hohen Herrscher wurdig zu empfangen Popularity:

Opera: Zar und ZimmermannComposer: LortzingAct: 3

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Bett
16Verloren ach verloren ewig Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br T SLanguage: German

Roles: Dutchman/Erik/Senta
17Was muss ich hören Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br BLanguage: German

Roles: Dutchman/Daland
18Die Frist ist um Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Dutchman
19Wie aus der Ferne längst vergangner Zeiten Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 2.08

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Dutchman
20Der 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
21Südwind Südwind! Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 1.07

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

Roles: Steersman/Daland/Dutchman
22Du bist ein arbeitsamer Mensch Popularity:

Opera: Waffenschmied, DerComposer: LortzingAct: 2

Type: duetVoice: B TLanguage: German

Roles:
23Auch ich war ein Jungling mit lockigem Haar Popularity:

Opera: Waffenschmied, DerComposer: LortzingAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles:
24Dies 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
25Den Tag seh ich erscheinen Popularity:

Opera: Meistersinger von Nürnberg, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Beckmesser
26Die Glocke schlug schon Mitternacht Popularity:

Opera: Lustige Weiber von Windsor, DieComposer: NicolaiAct: 3.04

Type: trioVoice: B S MzLanguage: German

Roles: Falstaff/Frau Fluth/Frau Reich
27Als Bublein klein an der Mutter Brust Popularity:

Opera: Lustige Weiber von Windsor, DieComposer: NicolaiAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Falstaff
28Mud am Herd Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: German

Roles: Sieglinde/Hunding
29Soll ich dich Teurer nicht mehr sehn? Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.21

Type: trioVoice: B T SLanguage: German

Roles: Sarastro/Tamino/Pamina
30Die Strahlen der Sonne vertreiben die Nacht Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.33-1

Type: recitative,choirVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Sarastro
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