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1 (Wagner: Lohengrin). Bass. König Heinrich der Vogler (Henry the Fowler), King of Saxony. He has gone to Brabant to persuade some of the knights to fight with him to defeat the Hungarian invasion of Germany. In front of the King, Lohengrin reveals his identity. Arias: Gott grüss' euch, liebe Männer von Brabant!' (‘God bless you, worthy people of Brabant!); Habt Dank, ihr Lieben von Brabant (‘I thank you, dear people of Brabant’). Notable singers of this role include Josef von Manowarda, Josef Greindl, Gottlob Frick, Ludwig Weber, Theo Adam, Karl Ridderbusch, Kurt Böhme, Hans Sotin, Matti Salminen, and Manfred Schenk. Created (1850) by August Höfer.

2 (Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel). Silent. Count Heinrich. Renata believes him to be her protecting angel. When they meet, he injures Ruprecht in a duel. Creator (1954) not known.

Subjects: Opera.


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