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Max Lorenz

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Voice: Tenor
Nationality: German
Year of Birth: 1901
Year of Death: 1975

About Max Lorenz:

Max Lorenz (born Max Sülzenfuß; 10 May 1901 – 11 January 1975) was a German heldentenor famous for Wagner roles.

Lorenz was born in Düsseldorf, and studied with Ernst Grenzebach in Berlin in the 1920s. He made his debut at the Semperoper in Dresden in 1927, becoming a principal tenor. From 1929 to 1944 he was a member of the ensemble at the Berlin State Opera, appearing also at the New York Metropolitan Opera (1931–34), the Bayreuth Festspielhaus (1933–39, 1952, 1954) and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden (1934 and 1937). He sang, too, at the Vienna State Opera (1929–33, 1936–44, 1954).

Audiences at the Salzburg Festival also heard him, and he created roles in such post-World War II works as Gottfried von Einem’s Der Prozess (Josef K, 1953), Rolf Liebermann’s Penelope (1954) and Rudolf Wagner-Régeny’s Das Bergwerk zu Falun (1961).

Lorenz's operatic and recital career lasted almost three decades. He became known as one of the world's leading heldentenors, particularly renowned for his performances as Tristan.

At his best in the 1920s and 1930s and 1940s, Lorenz possessed a powerful, ringing voice which he used in an impassioned manner. Some of his recordings of operatic arias have been issued on CD. Notably, he was recorded live in a performance of Die Meistersinger at the Bayreuth Festival (1943), under the baton of Furtwängler; and, in a performance of Götterdämmerung, also at Bayreuth (1952), under the baton of Josef Keilberth. He was also a notable Otello, Bacchus and Herod.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1O Dieu de quelle ivresse Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann
2Je crois entendre encore Popularity:

Opera: Pêcheurs de perles, Les (The Pearl Fishers)Composer: BizetAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Nadir
3Asile hereditaire Popularity:

Opera: Guillaume TellComposer: RossiniAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Arnold
4Je vais danser en votre honneur Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 2.07

Type: duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Carmen/José
5La fleur que tu m'avais jetee (Flower Song) Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: José/Carmen
6O susseste Wonne Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Siegmund/Sieglinde
7Lausch Geliebter Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Tristan/Isolde
8Einsam wachend in der Nacht Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 2.06

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Brangäne
9Allmacht'ger Vater blick herab Popularity:

Opera: RienziComposer: WagnerAct: 5

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Cola Rienzi
10Hörst Du Sie Noch? Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 2.01

Type: Voice: Language: German

Roles:
11Zauberfest bezahmt ein Schlaf Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.13

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Siegmund
12Brunnhilde heilige Braut Popularity:

Opera: GötterdammerungComposer: WagnerAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Siegfried
13Kehrte der Vater nun heim Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.14

Type: recitativeVoice: S B T S B-BrLanguage: German

Roles: Sieglinde/Hunding/Siegmund/Brünnhilde/Wotan
14Zwei Vaterunser bet'ich vor dem Schlafengehn Popularity:

Opera: TieflandComposer: AlbertAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Pedro
15Tristan Isolde treuloser Holder Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 1.21

Type: recitativeVoice: T S SLanguage: German

Roles: Tristan/Isolde/Brangäne
16Dir töne Lob Popularity:

Opera: TannhäuserComposer: WagnerAct: 1.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Tannhäuser
17Auf das Tau! Anker los! Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 1.17

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Tristan
18Hier soll ich dich denn sehen Popularity:

Opera: Entführung aus dem Serail, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Belmonte
19Selig 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
20Dass der mein Vater nicht ist Popularity:

Opera: SiegfriedComposer: WagnerAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles:
21Als zullendes Kind Popularity:

Opera: SiegfriedComposer: WagnerAct: 1.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Mime
22Tristan Geliebter! Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 3.14

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Tristan/Isolde
23Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Siegmund
24Geh einmal vor Dich hin! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 1.05

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Marie/Drum Major
25Siegmund heiss ich Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Siegmund
26Dich selige Frau Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Siegmund
27Selig sind die Verfolgung leiden Popularity:

Opera: Evangelimann, DerComposer: KienzlAct:

Type: duetVoice: T cALanguage: German

Roles:
28Nothung nothung neidliches Schwert Popularity:

Opera: SiegfriedComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Siegfried
29Mime hiess ein mürrischer Zwerg Popularity:

Opera: GötterdammerungComposer: WagnerAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Siegfried
30Atmest du nicht mit mir die sussen Dufte Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Lohengrin
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