Karl Dönch


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(b Hagen, 1915; d Vienna, 1994).

Ger. bass‐baritone. Operatic début Görlitz 1936. Sang in Reichenberg and Bonn. Salzburg Fest. début 1946. Vienna Opera from 1947. Roles there incl. Beckmesser, Doctor in Wozzeck. NY Met 1959–60, 1966–7. Bregenz Fest. 1955–84. Dir., Vienna Volksoper 1973–86.

Subjects: Opera.

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