Personalities | Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau | Contemporary | Classical
Fischer-Dieskau made his opera debut in Berlin as Posa (Don Carlos) in 1948. The following year he appeared in Vienna and Munich, and in 1952 at Salzburg. He sang at Bayreuth 1954–56, and appeared at Covent Garden in 1965 as Richard Strauss’s Mandryka (Arabella) and in 1967 as Verdi’s Falstaff. He was widely known as a Lieder singer, having extensively recorded Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and Wolf songs.
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