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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
1Da! Hat er do gestanden Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.03-2

Type: duetVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Madman
2Bin ich nun frei Popularity:

Opera: Rheingold, DasComposer: WagnerAct: 4

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Alberich
3Bella vita militar! Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.29

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

Roles:
4Fortunato l'uom che prende Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.32

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

Roles:
5Dammi un bacio o mio tesoro Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.39

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

Roles:
6Ihr Mächtigen seht ungerührt Popularity:

Opera: Zaide (Das Serail)Composer: MozartAct: 2.07

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Allazim
7Vedrai Tito vedrai Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 1.20

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Annio/Publio/Vitellia
8Se il tuo duol Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arbace
9Geh Herz von Flandern Popularity:

Opera: Bastien und BastienneComposer: MozartAct: 1.15

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Bastien/Bastienne
10Schweig schweig damit dich niemand warnt Popularity:

Opera: Freischütz, DerComposer: WeberAct: 1.10

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Caspar
11Befraget mich ein zartes Kind Popularity:

Opera: Bastien und BastienneComposer: MozartAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Colas
12Auf den Rat den ich gegeben Popularity:

Opera: Bastien und BastienneComposer: MozartAct: 1.07

Type: duetVoice: B SLanguage: German

Roles: Colas/Bastienne
13Kinder Kinder seht nach Sturm Popularity:

Opera: Bastien und BastienneComposer: MozartAct: 1.16

Type: trioVoice: B S SLanguage: German

Roles: Colas/Bastienne/Bastienne
14Verzeiht mein Volk hält draussen Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 2.10

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Daland
15Kein Zweifel sieben Meilen fort Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: German

Roles: Daland/Steersman
16He holla Steuermann Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: German

Roles: Daland/Steersman
17Fate presto o cari amici Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.25

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

Roles: Despina/Alfonso
18Vorrei dir e cor non ho Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso
19Non son cattivo Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.20

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso
20Tutti accusan le donne Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.23

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso
21Che silenzio che aspetto Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.25

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Despina
22La mano a me date Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.07

Type: quartetVoice: B S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Despina/Ferrando/Guglielmo
23Non 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
24La commedia e graziosa Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.14

Type: recitativeVoice: B T S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Ferrando/Fiordiligi/Dorabella
25Eccovi 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
26Si mora si si mora Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.36

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

Roles: Alfonso/Ferrando/Guglielmo/Fiordiligi/Dorabella
27Stelle per carita Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Fiordiligi/Dorabella
28Miei 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
29Fuor la spada Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Guglielmo/Ferrando
30Scioccherie di poeti Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfonso/Guglielmo/Ferrando
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