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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
31Aber der Mond verrät mich Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 3.04-2

Type: trioVoice: Br B TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Doctor/Captain
32Läuft dort ein Has vorbei Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 1.02-1-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Andres
33Oh oh Andres! Andres! Ich kann nicht schlafen Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.05-1

Type: trioVoice: Br T TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Andres/Drum Major
34Tanzt alle, tanzt nur zu Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 3.03-1

Type: duetVoice: Br cALanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Margret
35Wozzeck, Er ist ein guter Mensch Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 1.01-1-3

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Captain
36Was hast da? Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.01-2

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Marie/Marie's son
37Das Messer? Wo ist das Messer? Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 3.04-1

Type: trioVoice: Br B TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Doctor/Captain
38Dort links geht's in die Stadt Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 3.02-1

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Marie
39Was erleb ich, Wozzeck? Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 1.04

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Doctor
40Jedoch, wenn ein Wanderer Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.04-3

Type: quartet, choirVoice: B T T BrLanguage: German

Roles: First Apprentice/Madman/Andres/Wozzeck
41Ich bin ein Mann! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.05-2

Type: trioVoice: Br T TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Andres/Drum Major
42Da! Hat er do gestanden Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.03-2

Type: duetVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Madman
43Du, der Platz ist verflucht! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 1.02-1-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Andres
44Komm setz Dich her, Margret! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 3.03-2

Type: duetVoice: Br cALanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Margret
45Guten Tag, Franz Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.03-1

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Marie
46Der alte Sturm Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.04

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br MzLanguage: German

Roles: Wotan/Fricka
47O tu Palermo Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Procida
48Wer in Lieb entbrannt Popularity:

Opera: Verkaufte Braut, DieComposer: SmetanaAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Kecal
49Was seh ich Popularity:

Opera: UndineComposer: LortzingAct:

Type: duetVoice: B TLanguage: German

Roles: Hans/Veit
50O sink hernieder (Love Duet) Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 2.05

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Tristan/Isolde
51Tatest du's wirklich Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 2.14

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Marke
52Dünkt dich das Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 3.04

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Tristan
53Wie sie selig hehr und milde Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 3.13

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Tristan
54Schon weichet dir Sonne Popularity:

Opera: Thamos, König in ÄgyptenComposer: MozartAct: 1.01

Type: Voice: S cA T BLanguage: German

Roles:
55Gottheit über alle mächtig Popularity:

Opera: Thamos, König in ÄgyptenComposer: MozartAct: 5.01

Type: choirVoice: S cA T BLanguage: German

Roles:
56Ihr Kinder des Staubes erzittert und bebet Popularity:

Opera: Thamos, König in ÄgyptenComposer: MozartAct: 5.02

Type: choirVoice: S cA T BLanguage: German

Roles:
57Ein furchtbares Verbrechen ward begangen Popularity:

Opera: TannhäuserComposer: WagnerAct: 2

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Hermann
58Da lieg ich Popularity:

Opera: Rosenkavalier, DerComposer: StraussAct: 2

Type: Voice: B cALanguage: German

Roles:
59Bin ich nun frei Popularity:

Opera: Rheingold, DasComposer: WagnerAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Alberich
60Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge Popularity:

Opera: Rheingold, DasComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Wotan
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