Josef Greindl


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(b Munich, 1912; d Vienna, 1993).

Ger. bass. Début Krefeld 1936 as Hunding in Die Walküre. Dusseldorf Opera 1938–42; Berlin Staatsoper 1942–8, Städtische Oper from 1948; Vienna Staatsoper from 1956. Bayreuth début 1943 (Pogner in Die Meistersinger), leading bass there from 1951. Salzburg 1949; NY Met 1952. Moses in first Ger. prod. of Moses und Aron, Berlin 1959. Guest appearances (esp. in Wagner) in London, USA, It. Prof. of singing, Vienna Hochschule from 1973.

Subjects: Opera.

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