Ludwig Weber


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(b Vienna, 1899; d Vienna, 1974).

Austrian bass. Opera début Vienna Volksoper 1920. Sang in opera at Elberfeld 1925–7; Düsseldorf 1927–30; Cologne 1930–3; Munich 1933–45; Vienna from 1945. CG début 1936, appearing there to 1939, then 1947, 1950–1; Salzburg Fest. 1939–47; Bayreuth Fest. 1951–60. One of greatest 20th‐cent. basses in Mozart, Wagner, and Strauss roles. Created Holsteiner in Friedenstag (Munich 1938).

Subjects: Opera.

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