(b Ingolstadt, 1900; d Munich, 1988). Ger. opera producer and impresario. Chief resident producer Altenberg 1924, Nuremberg 1928–34 and 1946–52; Berlin State Opera 1934–8. Many prods. at Salzburg Fest. 1931–69 (début with Die Entführung). Specially assoc. with cond. Clemens Krauss and operas of R. Strauss at Munich as chief prod. 1938–44 and intendant 1953–67. Prod. Die Meistersinger at Bayreuth 1951. At CG prod. Elektra (1953), Ring cycle (1954), Arabella (1965), and Die Frau ohne Schatten (1967). Author of Richard Strauss, the Staging of his Operas and Ballets (Fribourg 1980, Eng. trans. 1981).
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.