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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
1Non son cattivo Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.20

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso
2Ah! qual gelido orror Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.14-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante
3Non piangere idol mio Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.12

Type: recitativeVoice: B Mz Br T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Dorabella/Guglielmo/Ferrando/Fiordiligi
4Tutto e disposto Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 4.06

Type: recitativeVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Figaro
5Se il tuo duol Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arbace
6Ah! non partite Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.29

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Guglielmo/Alfonso/Fiordiligi
7Vorrei dir e cor non ho Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso
8La mano a me date Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.07

Type: quartetVoice: B S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Despina/Ferrando/Guglielmo
9Bravo questa e costanza Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.18-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Alfonso/Guglielmo
10Eccovi 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
11Una bella serenata Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.06

Type: trioVoice: T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Guglielmo/Alfonso
12Radunate i Troiani Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.04-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante/Ilia
13Si puo sapere un poco Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.32

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Guglielmo/Ferrando/Alfonso
14Quello di Tito e il volto Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.13

Type: trioVoice: Mz T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sesto/Tito/Publio
15Non e si vago e bello Popularity:

Opera: Giulio CesareComposer: HandelAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or contralto or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cesare
16Cieli che veggo Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.13

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo/Idamante
17Fortunato l'uom che prende Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.32

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

Roles:
18Tutti accusan le donne Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.23

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso
19La mia Dorabella Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.02

Type: trioVoice: T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Guglielmo/Alfonso
20Ah! poveretto me Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.22

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Guglielmo/Alfonso/Ferrando
21Scioccherie di poeti Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Guglielmo/Ferrando
22Vedrai Tito vedrai Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 1.20

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Annio/Publio/Vitellia
23Alla 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
24Miei Signori tutto e fatto Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.28

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

Roles: Alfonso/Fiordiligi/Dorabella/Ferrando/Guglielmo
25Publio ascolta Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.18

Type: recitativeVoice: S B Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Vitellia/Publio/Annio/Servilia
26Te della..basta basta Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Publio/Annio/Tito
27Qual mi conturba i sensi Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idomeneo
28Il 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
29Dove son? Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.18

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorabella/Fiordiligi/Alfonso
30Dammi un bacio o mio tesoro Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.39

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

Roles:
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