(b Kropa, 1910; d Vienna, 1989).
Austrian tenor. Début Vienna 1936 (First Armed Man in Die Zauberflöte), appearing mainly there and at Salzburg for the rest of his career, notably in Mozart roles. CG début 1947. Sang Florestan in Fidelio at reopening of Vienna State Opera, 1955. Retired 1966 and taught at Vienna Acad. of Mus.