Gerhard Unger

(b. 1916)

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(b Bad Salzungen, Thuringia, 1916).

Ger. tenor. Opera début Weimar 1947. Berlin Deutsche Staatsoper 1949–61; Stuttgart 1961–3; Hamburg 1963–6; Vienna 1966–70. Salzburg Fest. début 1962. Wide repertory of character parts, e.g. Pedrillo (which he sang over 300 times), the Captain in Wozzeck, Skuratov in From the House of the Dead, and Mime (Der Ring).

Subjects: Opera.

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