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Josef Greindl

Singer details:

Voice: Bass
Nationality: German
Year of Birth: 1912
Year of Death: 1993

About Josef Greindl:

Josef Greindl (23 December 1912 - 16 April 1993) was a German operatic bass, remembered mainly for his performances of Wagnerian roles at Bayreuth beginning in 1943.

Josef Greindl was born in Munich and studied at the Munich Music Academy with Paul Bender. His opera debut was in 1936, as Hunding in Wagner's Die Walküre in the State Theatre in Krefeld. In 1944, Adolf Hitler included him in the Gottbegnadeten list ("God-gifted list" or "Important Artist Exempt List" of artists considered crucial to Nazi culture), which exempted him from the requirement to serve in the German military. He played the part of King Marke in the 1952 Furtwängler recording of Tristan und Isolde. This vintage recording often appears in critics list of the top 100 greatest recordings, since Kirsten Flagstad was also in the cast. He sang at the Metropolitan Opera in 1952-3. He sang in Wieland Wagner's last Ring.

In 1973, he became a professor at the Vienna Hochschule and later died in that city (in 1993). His daughter Gudrun Greindl Rosner is also a singer.

Greindl had a voice like a gravel quarry—massive, wide, deep, rough, and ancient-sounding, grey-timbred rather than black. From the mid-1940s through the late 1960s he was one of the three or four leading performers of Wagner's and Mozart's big bass roles, possessing the size and strength for the former and the dexterity, brains, and extreme range for the latter. He frequently appeared as Fafner, Hunding, and Hagen in the same performance of the Ring Cycle, which made him the only singer in the cast who had to perform all four nights. His earliest recorded singing was at Bayreuth, as Pogner the goldsmith, a character in his fifties or sixties, in 1943 when he (Greindl) was 31 years old. Although he was not as tall as some other big basses, his stage-presence was formidable.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Quai grida orrore Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.07-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cassio/Iago/Lodovico
2Ella giammai m'amò Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles:
3Bin ich nun frei Popularity:

Opera: Rheingold, DasComposer: WagnerAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Alberich
4Il doge ed il senato salutano Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.14-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Desdemona/Lodovico/Otello
5Come la uccidero Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.12-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Iago/Cassio
6Nie werd ich deine Huld verkennen Popularity:

Opera: Entführung aus dem Serail, DieComposer: MozartAct: 3.10

Type: quintetVoice: T S T S BLanguage: German

Roles: Belmonte/Konstanze/Pedrillo/Blonde/Osmin
7Verloren ach verloren ewig Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br T SLanguage: German

Roles: Dutchman/Erik/Senta
8Leb wohl du kühnes herrliches Kind Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 3.06

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Wotan
9O wie will ich triumphieren Popularity:

Opera: Entführung aus dem Serail, DieComposer: MozartAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Osmin
10Dormiro sol nel manto mio regal Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Philip II
11Wahn wahn! überall wahn Popularity:

Opera: Meistersinger von Nürnberg, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Sachs
12Du bist nicht Popularity:

Opera: SiegfriedComposer: WagnerAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Wanderer
13Wohl wusst'ich hier sie im Gebet zu finden Popularity:

Opera: TannhäuserComposer: WagnerAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Wolfram
14La vedetta del porto Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: A herald/Otello
15Verachtet mir die Meister nicht Popularity:

Opera: Meistersinger von Nürnberg, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Sachs
16Mein Vater Popularity:

Opera: ParsifalComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Amfortas
17Ehrt eure deutschen Meister Popularity:

Opera: Meistersinger von Nürnberg, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Sachs
18Selig 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
19Lasst mich euch fragen Popularity:

Opera: MarthaComposer: FlotowAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Plunkett
20Die Strahlen der Sonne vertreiben die Nacht Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.33-1

Type: recitative,choirVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Sarastro
21Pa-Pa-Pa-Papageno Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.31

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: German

Roles: Papagena/Papageno
22Papagena Papagena Papagena! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.30

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno
23Tamino mein! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.28

Type: quartetVoice: S T T BLanguage: German

Roles: Pamina/Tamino/Two armoured men
24Der 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
25Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.23

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno
26Tamino Tamino! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.22

Type: spokenVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno
27Soll ich dich Teurer nicht mehr sehn? Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.21

Type: trioVoice: B T SLanguage: German

Roles: Sarastro/Tamino/Pamina
28Don Giovanni a cenar teco Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.20

Type: trioVoice: Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Leporello/Commendatore
29Gia la mensa e preparata Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.18

Type: recitativeVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Leporello
30Nicht wahr Tamino ich kann auch schweigen Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.18

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno
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