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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
1Zu Hilfe rettet sie Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 3.10

Type: trio,finaleVoice: T S BLanguage: German

Roles: Erik/Senta/Daland/Dutchman
2Sani e salvi agli Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.30

Type: trio,finaleVoice: T B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Alfonso/Guglielmo
3Milch des Mondes fiel aufs Kraut Popularity:

Opera: Freischütz, DerComposer: WeberAct: 2.08

Type: trio,choir,finaleVoice: T B spLanguage: German

Roles: Max/Caspar/Samiel
4Ich bin ein Mann! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.05-2

Type: trioVoice: Br T TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Andres/Drum Major
5Das Messer? Wo ist das Messer? Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 3.04-1

Type: trioVoice: Br B TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Doctor/Captain
6Kinder Kinder seht nach Sturm Popularity:

Opera: Bastien und BastienneComposer: MozartAct: 1.16

Type: trioVoice: B S SLanguage: German

Roles: Colas/Bastienne/Bastienne
7Du feines Taubchen nur herein Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 1.13

Type: trioVoice: S T BrLanguage: German

Roles: Pamina/Monostatos/Papageno
8Una bella serenata Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.06

Type: trioVoice: T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Guglielmo/Alfonso
9Soll ich dich Teurer nicht mehr sehn? Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.21

Type: trioVoice: B T SLanguage: German

Roles: Sarastro/Tamino/Pamina
10He Wozzeck! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.02-2

Type: trioVoice: Br B TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Doctor/Captain
11Quello di Tito e il volto Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.13

Type: trioVoice: Mz T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sesto/Tito/Publio
12Euch werde Lohn in bessern Welten Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 2.05

Type: trioVoice: B T SLanguage: German

Roles: Rocco/Florestan/Leonore
13E voi ridete? Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.31

Type: trioVoice: T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Guglielmo/Alfonso
14La mia Dorabella Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.02

Type: trioVoice: T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Guglielmo/Alfonso
15Se al volto mai ti senti Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.05

Type: trioVoice: S Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Vitellia/Sesto/Publio
16E la fede delle femmine Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.04

Type: trioVoice: T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Guglielmo/Alfonso
17Oh 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
18Aber der Mond verrät mich Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 3.04-2

Type: trioVoice: Br B TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Doctor/Captain
19Vengo aspettate Sesto Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 1.21

Type: trioVoice: S Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Vitellia/Annio/Publio
20Jungling! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.08-1

Type: spokenVoice: Br TLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno/Monostatos
21Eine schreckliche Nacht Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.04

Type: spokenVoice: T BrLanguage: German

Roles: Tamino/Papageno
22Ihr in dem Weisheitstempel eingeweihten Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.02

Type: spokenVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Sarastro
23Da bin ich schon mein Engel Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.24

Type: spokenVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno
24He lichter her! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.06

Type: spokenVoice: Br TLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno/Tamino
25Tamino Tamino! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.22

Type: spokenVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno
26Morden soll ich? Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.12

Type: spokenVoice: S T BLanguage: German

Roles: Pamina/Monostatos/Sarastro
27Eccovi 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
28Dove 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
29Dammi un bacio o mio tesoro Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.39

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

Roles:
30Alla 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
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