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Dermota, Anton

Harold Rosenthal

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print January 2001 | ISBN: 9780199203833
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.07590
Dermota, Anton

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(b Kropa, Slovenia, June 4, 1910; d Vienna, June 22, 1989). Slovenian tenor. He first appeared in Cluj in 1934, then was invited by Bruno Walter to Vienna, where in 1936 he made his début as the First Man in Armour (Die Zauberflöte) and went on to sing Alfredo; the same year he had sung Zorn (Die Meistersinger) at Salzburg, where in 1938 he sang Belmonte and Don Ottavio. In 1947 he appeared at Covent Garden with the Vienna Staatsoper as Don Ottavio, Ferrando and Narraboth. In 1955 he was accorded the honour of singing Florestan at the reopening of the Vienna Staatsoper, and in 1956 took part in the première there of Martin’s Der Sturm. His large repertory included Ernesto, Rodolfo, Pinkerton, Jeník, Hoffman, Lensky, Massenet’s Des Grieux (one of his most successful roles), Flamand, Eisenstein and the title role in Pfitzner’s Palestrina...

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