Erich Kunz


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(b Vienna, 1909; d Vienna, 1995).

Austrian bass‐baritone. Opera début Troppau 1933 (Osmin in Die Entführung). Joined Glyndebourne ch. 1935. Member Vienna State Opera from 1940. Débuts: Salzburg Fest. 1942; Bayreuth Fest. 1943; NY Met 1952; CG 1947 (with Vienna co.); Glyndebourne 1948. Notable Papageno and Beckmesser. Also superb singer of operetta.

Subjects: Opera.

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