Personalities | Fritz Wunderlich | Contemporary | Classical

German tenor

In a career lasting little more than a decade, Wunderlich established himself as Germany’s leading lyric tenor. After his Stuttgart Opera debut in 1955, he was spotted by conductor Karl Böhm, under whom he later recorded Mozart (Tamino in The Magic Flute), Strauss and Berg (Andres in Wozzeck). His other records included Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin, Schumann’s Dichterliebe, Mahler’s Lied von der Erde (under Klemperer), and Haydn’s Creation under Karajan, completed by tenor Werner Krenn after Wunderlich’s sudden death from a fall.

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