(b Petronell, nr Vienna, 13 April 1821; d Weimar, 10 Dec 1899). Austrian baritone. He studied in Vienna and with the younger Manuel Garcia in Paris. From 1845 to 1884 he was engaged at the Hofoper, Weimar, where in 1850 he sang Telramund in the first performance of Lohengrin, conducted by Franz Liszt. He also sang the Dutchman and, later, Hans Sachs and Kurwenal. He took part in the revival of Hector Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini (1852), created the title role of Peter Cornelius's Der Barbier von Bagdad (1858) and Ruy Diaz in the same composer's Der Cid (1865). He sang the High Priest in the first stage performance of Samson et Dalila, at Weimar (1877). He married the soprano Rosa von Milde-agthe.
From The Grove Book of Opera Singers in Oxford Reference.