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Theo Adam

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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
121Auf den Rat den ich gegeben Popularity:

Opera: Bastien und BastienneComposer: MozartAct: 1.07

Type: duetVoice: B SLanguage: German

Roles: Colas/Bastienne
122Guten Tag, Franz Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.03-1

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Marie
123Non 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
124Verloren ach verloren ewig Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br T SLanguage: German

Roles: Dutchman/Erik/Senta
125Kein Zweifel sieben Meilen fort Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: German

Roles: Daland/Steersman
126Ihr Kinder des Staubes erzittert und bebet Popularity:

Opera: Thamos, König in ÄgyptenComposer: MozartAct: 5.02

Type: choirVoice: S cA T BLanguage: German

Roles:
127Wie sie selig hehr und milde Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 3.13

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Tristan
128Aber der Mond verrät mich Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 3.04-2

Type: trioVoice: Br B TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Doctor/Captain
129Wozzeck, Er sieht immer so verhetzt aus! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 1.01-1-2

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Captain
130Schon weichet dir Sonne Popularity:

Opera: Thamos, König in ÄgyptenComposer: MozartAct: 1.01

Type: Voice: S cA T BLanguage: German

Roles:
131Wie der Mond rot aufgeht! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 3.02-2

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Marie
132Il 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
133Miei 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
134Ehrt eure deutschen Meister Popularity:

Opera: Meistersinger von Nürnberg, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Sachs
135Bravo questa e costanza Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 2.18-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando/Alfonso/Guglielmo
136Befraget mich ein zartes Kind Popularity:

Opera: Bastien und BastienneComposer: MozartAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Colas
137Radunate i Troiani Popularity:

Opera: IdomeneoComposer: MozartAct: 1.04-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Idamante/Ilia
138Ihr in dem Weisheitstempel eingeweihten Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.02

Type: spokenVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Sarastro
139He lichter her! Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.06

Type: spokenVoice: Br TLanguage: German

Roles: Papageno/Tamino
140Vedrai Tito vedrai Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 1.20

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Annio/Publio/Vitellia
141Mein seht doch an Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 3.02

Type: recitative,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Steersman
142Ich bin ein Mann! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.05-2

Type: trioVoice: Br T TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Andres/Drum Major
143Verzeiht mein Volk hält draussen Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 2.10

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Daland
144Komm setz Dich her, Margret! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 3.03-2

Type: duetVoice: Br cALanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Margret
145Gottheit über alle mächtig Popularity:

Opera: Thamos, König in ÄgyptenComposer: MozartAct: 5.01

Type: choirVoice: S cA T BLanguage: German

Roles:
146Heil dir mein Gast Popularity:

Opera: ParsifalComposer: WagnerAct:

Type: Voice: bassLanguage: German

Roles:
147Fühlst du den Schmerz Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 2.05-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Senta/Erik
148Da! Hat er do gestanden Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.03-2

Type: duetVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Madman
149Publio ascolta Popularity:

Opera: Clemenza di Tito, LaComposer: MozartAct: 2.18

Type: recitativeVoice: S B Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Vitellia/Publio/Annio/Servilia
150He Wozzeck! Popularity:

Opera: WozzeckComposer: BergAct: 2.02-2

Type: trioVoice: Br B TLanguage: German

Roles: Wozzeck/Doctor/Captain
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