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Marcel Wittrisch

Singer details:

Voice: Tenor
Nationality: German
Year of Birth: 1901
Year of Death: 1955

About Marcel Wittrisch:

Marcel Wittrisch (1 October 1901 – 3 June 1955) was a popular German operatic tenor.

Wittrisch was born in Antwerp, Belgium to a German family, and subsequently studied in Munich, Leipzig, and Milan. His career began in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt in 1925 in a production of Hans Heiling by Marschner at the Halle Opera House. He then went to Brunswick and on to Berlin, where he sang opera from 1929 to 1944. Wittrisch also appeared as Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus at the Royal Opera House, London in 1931.

The fact that Wittisch was able to carve out a fine career in the face of competition from such renowned German tenor rivals as Richard Tauber, Helge Roswaenge, Franz Völker, Julius Patzak, and Peter Anders, among others, testifies to his talent.

Wittrisch's singing in its prime period during the 1930s was characterised by a fresh, gleaming tone and easy top notes. As his voice matured, he undertook heavier operatic roles such as Wagner's Lohengrin in 1937 at the Bayreuth Festival and eventually Siegmund and Parsifal after the Second World War. He died in Stuttgart, aged 53.

Wittrisch is inevitably compared to his (now) better known contemporary Richard Tauber. According to the English music critic J B Steane: "Though less individual in style , he was certainly comparable in timbre and less restricted in the upper register."

Wittrisch made over 400 individual recordings. Preiser Records released a selection of them entitled Lebendige Vergangenheit - Marcel Wittrisch (717281890243) on CD in 1990, followed by Lebendige Vergangenheit - Marcel Wittrisch Vol 2 (717281895910) in 2004.

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More Arias, Duets and Ensembles performed by Marcel Wittrisch

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mimì
2Il mio tesoro Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.12-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ottavio
3Mir ist so wunderbar Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.06

Type: quartetVoice: S S B TLanguage: German

Roles: Marzelline/Leonore/Rocco/Jaquino
4Solenne in quest'ora Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Alvaro
5Wie stark ist nicht dein Zauberton Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.18

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Tamino
6O Madchen mein Madchen Popularity:

Opera: FriederikeComposer: LéharAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: German

7Immer nur lächeln Popularity:

Opera: Land des LächelnsComposer: LéharAct: 1.02-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Sou-Chong
8Selig sind die Verfolgung leiden Popularity:

Opera: Evangelimann, DerComposer: KienzlAct:

Type: duetVoice: T cALanguage: German

9Niemand liebt dich so wie ich Popularity:

Opera: PaganiniComposer: LéharAct:

Type: Voice: Language: German

10Komm in die Gondel Popularity:

Opera: Nacht in Venedig, EineComposer: Strauss jrAct: 1.12

Type: Voice: allLanguage: German

11Aida tu non m'ami Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.12

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida/Radames
12Ninana Popularity:

Opera: Nacht in Venedig, EineComposer: Strauss jrAct: 2.09

Type: trioVoice: T S SLanguage: German

Roles: Guido/Annina/Ciboletta
13Wenn ich im Kampfe fur dich siege Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Lohengrin
14Als flotter Geist doch fruh verwaist Popularity:

Opera: Zigeunerbaron, DerComposer: Strauss jrAct: 1.02

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Barinkay
15Mit der Mutter sank zu Grabe Popularity:

Opera: Verkaufte Braut, DieComposer: SmetanaAct:

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Jeník/Marenka
16So ängstlich sind wir nicht Popularity:

Opera: Nacht in Venedig, EineComposer: Strauss jrAct: 2.04

Type: duet,choirVoice: Mz TLanguage: German

Roles: Barbara/Guido
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