Ferdinand Bürgmann

Picture of Ferdinand Bürgmann as Otello

Picture of Ferdinand Bürgmann as Siegfried
He first studied voice in Freiberg (Saxony), but then took voice lessons from Lothar Wallerstein in Prague and Josef von Manowarda in Vienna.

He was first a chorister: in Ratibor 1933/34, Greifswald (1934/35), then at the State Opera Berlin, where he was promoted to soloist in 1937. The same year, he sang at the Bayreuth Festival (one of the comprimario knights in Parsifal).

His next engagements were in Krefeld (1939–44), Rostock (1945–48), and eventually in Leipzig (1948–69). Originally a lyrical tenor (Alfredo, Lyonel, Faust), he later switched to roles like Riccardo, Alvaro, Radames or Turiddu. In the last period of his career, he became a Wagnerian: Erik, Rienzi, Tannhäuser, Parsifal, Siegmund, both Siegfrieds, Tristan, but also Otello, Canio or Herodes.

It seems that there are no studio recordings of his voice.

Reference: Kutsch & Riemens

Ferdinand Bürgmann sings Siegfried: Schmiede, mein Hammer ... So schneidet Siegfrieds Schwert, with Paul Reinecke

Ferdinand Bürgmann singsIl trovatore: Lodern zum Himmel
In RA format

Ferdinand Bürgmann sings Die Verurteilung des Lukullus: Was beim Jupiter soll das bedeuten?
In RA format

Unfortunately, the original tape had crosstalks.

I wish to thank Georges Cardol for the recordings.

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