Fritz Krauss

16 June 1883 Lehenhammer – 28 February 1976 Überlingen

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Fritz Krauss sings Die Walküre: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond
In RA format

Fritz Krauss sings Tannhäuser: Stets soll nur dir mein Lied ertönen, with Inger Karén
In RA format
After studies in Munich, Milano and Berlin, he sang his first season in Bremen in 1911/12. Gdańsk/Danzig and Kassel were his next stages; from Köln (1915–21), he came to the Bavarian State Opera Munich, where he stayed until he retired. Guest appearances in Berlin, at the Salzburg Festival (1922 as Ferrando, 1927 as Florestan and Belmonte), in Paris, Dresden, Basel, at the Vienna Staatsoper (15 performances from 1923 to 1932), at Covent Garden, in Barcelona and Frankfurt.

In Munich, he sang in several world premieres (Das Himmelskleid and Das Herz by Pfitzner, Die geliebte Stimme by Weinberger, Bettler Namenlos by Robert Heger). Other important roles: Idomeneo, Hüon, Lohengrin, Stolzing, Galba (Die toten Augen by d'Albert), Riccardo, Alvaro, Rodolfo, Calaf, Chapelou, Sly, Fra Diavolo, Raoul, Hoffmann, Jeník, Palestrina.

He gave up his career in 1940, but sang Lohengrin once more in Munich to celebrate his 60th birthday.

Reference: Kutsch & Riemens

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