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Theo Adam

Singer details:

Voice: Bass-baritone
Nationality: German
Year of Birth: 1926
Year of Death: 2019

About Theo Adam:

Theo Adam (1 August 1926 – 10 January 2019) was a German operatic bass-baritone and bass singer who had international career in opera, concert and recital from 1949. He was a member of the Staatsoper Dresden for his entire career, and sang at the Bayreuth Festival from 1952 to 1980. He particularly excelled in portraying roles by Richard Wagner, especially Wotan in Der Ring des Nibelungen, which he also performed at the Metropolitan Opera, among others. In concert, he was a much admired Bach singer and also drew acclaim for his interpretation of the title character of Mendelssohn's Elijah. He was a voice teacher at the Musikhochschule Dresden.

Born in Dresden, Adam sang with the Dresdner Kreuzchor as a boy from 1936 to 1942. He served in the German Army in World War II. He studied singing privately with Rudolf Dietrich between 1946 and 1949. He made his professional debut at the Staatsoper Dresden as Czernikowski in Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov in 1949, followed by the Hermit in Weber's Der Freischütz. In 1952, he joined the roster of singers at the Berlin State Opera. He remained a member of the house throughout his career.

He appeared at the Bayreuth Festival first in 1952, as Ortel in Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. He returned annually to Bayreuth for many years, taking on the role of Heinrich der Vogler in Lohengrin in 1954, Titurel (and one of the Gralsritter) in Parsifal the same year, Fasolt in Das Rheingold in 1958, and Wotan in Der Ring des Nibelungen in 1963. He eventually added Amfortas in Parsifal, Hans Sachs and Veit Pogner in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and the title role in The Flying Dutchman to his Bayreuth performance credits.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Tutti accusan le donne Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.23

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso
2E la fede delle femmine Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.04

Type: trioVoice: T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Guglielmo/Alfonso
3Ah! poveretto me Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.22

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Guglielmo/Alfonso/Ferrando
4Scioccherie di poeti Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Guglielmo/Ferrando
5Eccovi il medico signore belle Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.37

Type: sextet,finaleVoice: B T Br S S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Ferrando/Guglielmo/Despina/Fiordiligi/Dorabella
6Ove s'intese mai piu Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.16

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tito/Publio
7Se al volto mai ti senti Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.05

Type: trioVoice: S Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Vitellia/Sesto/Publio
8Tu sei il cor di questo core Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.19

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Achilla/Sesto/Cornelia
9Non ho colpa Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante
10Il tutto deponete Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: S Mz Br T B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fiordiligi/Dorabella/Guglielmo/Ferrando/Alfonso/Despina
11Fortunato l'uom che prende Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.32

Type: ensemble,finaleVoice: B T S S Mz BrLanguage: Italian

Roles:
12Alla bella Despinetta Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.26

Type: sextetVoice: B Br T S Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Guglielmo/Ferrando/Despina/Dorabella/Fiordiligi
13La commedia e graziosa Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.14

Type: recitativeVoice: B T S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Ferrando/Fiordiligi/Dorabella
14O tu Palermo Popularity:

Opera: Vespri Siciliani, IComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Procida
15Publio ascolta Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.18

Type: recitativeVoice: S B Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Vitellia/Publio/Annio/Servilia
16Dove son? Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.18

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorabella/Fiordiligi/Alfonso
17Sani e salvi agli Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.30

Type: trio,finaleVoice: T B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Alfonso/Guglielmo
18Ce mi rechi in quel foglio Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 1.16

Type: recitativeVoice: B T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Publio/Tito/Servilia
19Quel torrente che cade dal monte Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 3.07-2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cesare
20Meta di voi qua vadano Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.05-3

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni
21Vengo aspettate Sesto Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 1.21

Type: trioVoice: S Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Vitellia/Annio/Publio
22Dammi un bacio o mio tesoro Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.39

Type: sextet,finaleVoice: S S Mz T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles:
23Fate presto o cari amici Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.25

Type: duet,choir,finaleVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Despina/Alfonso
24Bella vita militar! Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.29

Type: quintet,choir,finaleVoice: B T S Mz S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles:
25Tardi s'avvede Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.08

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Publio
26Dove son? Che loco e questo Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.38

Type: sextet,finaleVoice: T Br S S Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Guglielmo/Despina/Fiordiligi/Dorabella/Alfonso
27Se il tuo duol Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arbace
28Fuor la spada Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Guglielmo/Ferrando
29Va tacito e nascosto Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.18

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cesare/Achilla/Cesare/Cornelia/Sesto
30Ah! pieta Signori miei Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 2.10-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leporello
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