Walter Berry


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(b Vienna, 1929; d Vienna, 2000).

Austrian bass‐baritone. Début at Vienna Opera 1950. Sang regularly at Salzburg Fest. after 1953, creating roles in 20th cent. works. London début (RFH) 1954; CG 1976; NY Met 1966. Fine exponent of Figaro, Ochs, Wozzeck, and Wotan. Distinguished concert‐hall career.

Subjects: Opera.

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