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Otakar Kraus

Singer details:

Voice: Baritone
Nationality: British
Year of Birth: 1909
Year of Death: 1980

About Otakar Kraus:

Otakar Kraus (10 December 1909 — 28 July 1980) was a Czech (later British), operatic baritone and teacher.

He was born in Prague and studied there with Konrad Wallerstein and in Milan with Fernando Carpi. He himself was the teacher of a number of important British basses, including Robert Lloyd, Willard White, John Tomlinson, Gwynne Howell and Colin Iveson. He was also a teacher of New Zealand baritone Barry Mora.

He made his operatic debut as Amonasro in Aida in Brno in 1935. From 1936 to 1939 he sang as principal baritone at the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava. In 1940, he moved to England, appearing at the Savoy Theatre in Mussorgsky's The Fair at Sorochyntsi, and from 1943 to 1946 he appeared with the Carl Rosa Opera Company, singing Scarpia, Germont, the three roles in Hoffmann and other parts. After seasons with the English Opera Group and the Netherlands Opera, he joined the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 1951, and sang there until 1973.

Kraus specialised in villainous characters. His roles at Covent Garden and worldwide included Don Pizarro in Fidelio, Iago in Otello and Scarpia in Tosca, as well as Alberich in the Ring cycle at the Bayreuth Festival from 1960 to 1962. He created the roles of Nick Shadow in Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress, Tarquinius in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia, King Fisher in Michael Tippett's The Midsummer Marriage, Diomede in Walton's Troilus and Cressida, and the Sheriff in Gian Carlo Menotti's Martin's Lie.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Credo in un Dio crudel Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Iago
2Amfortas die Wunde Popularity:

Opera: ParsifalComposer: WagnerAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Parsifal
3Es waren zwei Königskinder Popularity:

Opera: Lustige Witwe, DieComposer: LéharAct: 1.05

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Hanna/Camille
4Tom Rakewell? Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br/BLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
5Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge Popularity:

Opera: Rheingold, DasComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Wotan
6Ja das Studium der Weiber ist schwer Popularity:

Opera: Lustige Witwe, DieComposer: LéharAct: 1.06

Type: quartet,choirVoice: Br T/Br T BrLanguage: German

Roles: Mirko/Danilo/Raoul de St Brioche/Vicomte Cascada
7Dass der mein Vater nicht ist Popularity:

Opera: SiegfriedComposer: WagnerAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles:
8Wie eine Rosenknospe Popularity:

Opera: Lustige Witwe, DieComposer: LéharAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Camille
9Nothung nothung neidliches Schwert Popularity:

Opera: SiegfriedComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Siegfried
10Within this frail crucible of light Popularity:

Opera: The Rape of LucretiaComposer: BrittenAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles:
11Desdemona rea Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello/Iago
12Una vela una vela Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B T Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Montano/Cassio/Iago/Roderigo
13Selige ode Popularity:

Opera: SiegfriedComposer: WagnerAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles:
14Roderigo beviam Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Iago/Cassio
15E buona la mia Tosca Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.12

Type: trioVoice: B T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelotti/Cavaradossi/A Sacristan
16Dio mi potevi scagliar tutti i mali Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.06-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello
17Tosca finalmente mia Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.18

Type: ensembleVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Scarpia
18Cio m'accora Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello/Iago
19Bin ich nun frei Popularity:

Opera: Rheingold, DasComposer: WagnerAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Alberich
20Ah! finalmente! Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelotti/A Sacristan/Cavaradossi
21Amaro sol per te m'era il morire Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.08

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Cavaradossi
22Gente la dentro! Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.04-2

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelotti/Cavaradossi
23Lieben Hassen Hoffen Zagen Popularity:

Opera: Ariadne auf NaxosComposer: StraussAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Harlequin
24Sold! Annoyed! Popularity:

Opera: Rake's Progress, TheComposer: StravinskyAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Tom Rakewell/Nick Shadow
25Vedi le man giunte io stendo Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.14-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Spoletta/Scarpia
26Vieni l'aula e deserta Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: T T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cassio/Otello/Iago
27La vedetta del porto Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: A herald/Otello
28E sempre lava Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: A Sacristan
29O galantuomo Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Spoletta
30Come la uccidero Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.12-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Iago/Cassio
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