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Rudolf Schock

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Voice: Tenor
Nationality: German
Year of Birth: 1915
Year of Death: 1986

About Rudolf Schock:

Rudolf Johann Schock (4 September 1915 – 13 November 1986) was a German tenor.

Rudolf Schock was born in Duisburg, in the Prussian Rhine Province. He sang a wide repertoire from operetta to Lohengrin, recording among others opera and lieder, doing television, radio and film work. Slim and handsome, he made many films.

His voice fell almost into the heldentenor fach but was smaller and more ardent than many voices in that category. Colored distinctly with a rich baritonal quality, Schock is described by Grove as a "lyric tenor" with a warm flexible voice, and a "strong top voice" which suited him to "heroic roles". However the same source feels that his acting left something to be desired.

When he was 18 and still continuing his musical studies that took him to Cologne, Hanover and Berlin, Schock joined the opera chorus at Theater Duisburg in the city of his birth. The Staatstheater Braunschweig cast Schock in solo roles in 1937, but his career was interrupted by his being enlisted into the army in 1940. It resumed after the war in 1945 in Hanover. In 1946, he appeared with two of the Berlin-based opera companies and in 1947 he joined the Hamburg State Opera where he was a member until 1956.

He was one of the first Germans to sing at Covent Garden in 1949. Appearing as Rodolfo, Alfredo, Pinkerton and Tamino in his first season. He sang the title role at Idomeneo at the Salzburg Festival and took part in the premiere there of Rolf Liebermann's, Penelope and the Vienna State Opera's first staging of Lulu. Schock made repeat visits to the Edinburgh International Festival and sang Walther at Bayreuth in 1959.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
121Hast du's gehört Popularity:

Opera: TieflandComposer: AlbertAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Pedro
122Verloren ach verloren ewig Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br T SLanguage: German

Roles: Dutchman/Erik/Senta
123Padre mio caro padre Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.15-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante
124Wie sie selig hehr und milde Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 3.13

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Tristan
125Stupenda vittoria Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.14-1

Type: choirVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Arbace
126Ecco il misero resto de Troiani Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante/Ilia
127Oh! ciel pietoso Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.18-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T T S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Idamante/Ilia/Arbace
128Se mai pomposo Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ilia/Idomeneo
129I zampognari i zampognari Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.07

Type: choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio
130Deinen süssen Rosenmund Popularity:

Opera: PaganiniComposer: LéharAct:

Type: Voice: Language: German

131Hei Mariza Popularity:

Opera: Gräfin MarizaComposer: KalmanAct: 3.04

Type: recitative,duet,choir,finaleVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Mariza/Tassilo
132Liebes Schwesterlein sollst nicht traurig sein Popularity:

Opera: Land des LächelnsComposer: LéharAct: 2.08

Type: aria,finaleVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Sou-Chong
133Junger Mann ein Mädchen liebt Popularity:

Opera: Gräfin MarizaComposer: KalmanAct: 3.02

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Lisa/Kolomán
134O schöne Kinderzeit Popularity:

Opera: Gräfin MarizaComposer: KalmanAct: 1.07

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Lisa/Tassilo
135Sire alla reggia tua immensa Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 3.07

Type: recitativeVoice: T S T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arbace/Ilia/Idomeneo/Elettra
136Bist Du Endlich Da, Lieber Max? Popularity:

Opera: Freischütz, DerComposer: WeberAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: S T SLanguage: German

Roles: Agathe/Max/Aennchen
137Ein Braver Mann Popularity:

Opera: Freischütz, DerComposer: WeberAct: 1.04

Type: dialogueVoice: Br TLanguage: German

Roles: Kilian/Max
138Behüt dich Gott Popularity:

Opera: Gräfin MarizaComposer: KalmanAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Lisa/Kolomán
139Jay Maman Bruderherz Popularity:

Opera: CsardasfürstinComposer: KalmanAct: 2.08-2

Type: trioVoice: S T BLanguage: German

Roles: Sylva/Count/Feri
140Da Bist Du Ja Noch, Kamerad. Popularity:

Opera: Freischütz, DerComposer: WeberAct: 1.07

Type: dialogueVoice: B TLanguage: German

Roles: Caspar/Max
141Wohlan so helfet, helft den Armen Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.12

Type: sextetVoice: B B B-Br S S TLanguage: German

Roles: Rocco/Fernando/Pizarro/Leonore/Marzelline/Florestan
142Sie sagten meinem Liebesflehn Popularity:

Opera: Nacht in Venedig, EineComposer: Strauss jrAct: 2.06

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Annina/Guido
143So eile mein Gebiet zu meiden Popularity:

Opera: Freischütz, DerComposer: WeberAct: 3.11-3

Type: sextet,finale,choirVoice: S S T Br B BLanguage: German

Roles: Agathe/Aennchen/Max/Ottokar/Cuno/Caspar
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