German Opera singer Theo Adam dead at 92

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German Opera singer Theo Adam dead at 92

Post by jserraglio » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:38 pm ... -adam.html

German Opera Singer Theo Adam Dies at 92
By The Associated Press
Jan. 11, 2019

BERLIN — Theo Adam, a German opera singer renowned for his Wagner roles, has died. He was 92.

German news agency dpa quoted Adam's family Friday confirming that the bass-baritone died Thursday at a care home in his hometown of Dresden.

Adam made his debut at the Staatsoper Dresden in 1949 before joining East Germany's Berlin State Opera in 1952.

Adam appeared regularly at the Bayreuth Festival, where he starred in "Lohengrin," ''Parsifal," ''Die Meistersinger" and other works by Richard Wagner.

His guest appearances included Covent Garden in London, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna State Opera.

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Re: German Opera singer Theo Adam dead at 92

Post by Lance » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:04 pm

Fortunately, Theo Adam left a lot on discs, some of Wagner operas. One disc I particularly enjoyed was non-opera: Lieder of Carl Loewe and Franz Schubert on Berlin Classics [3044] with Rudolf Dunckel, pianist, a CD I've had since year 2000!
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When she started to play, Mr. Steinway came down and personally
rubbed his name off the piano. [Speaking about pianist &*$#@+#]


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