Hans Krotthammer

23 August 1918 Pischelsdorf am Engelbach – 13 September 1977 Vienna

Hans Krotthammer singsLucia di Lammermoor: Mein Geist wird bald in Todesnacht ... Auf zu dir, verklärter Engel, with Engelbert Dornig
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He got a late start because of the Second World War. He made his debut in 1953 in Linz, where he stayed for three seasons; 1956–63, he was a member of the Graz opera, then in Dortmund for three seasons, and another three in Linz again, where he gave up his career in 1969.

He sang mostly lyrical parts: Belmonte, Tamino, Almaviva, Nemorino, Alfredo, Duca, Rodolfo, Pinkerton, Rinuccio, Faust, Jeník, Barinkay, Alfred in Fledermaus; but also Manrico and even Pollione. At the 1957 Bayreuth Festival, he was one of the Esquires in Parsifal.

Reference: Kutsch & Riemens
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