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Open Features: Heinrich Vogl

Peter Wintersgill presents an outline of the career of outstanding Wagnerian tenor Heinrich Vogl.

Born
15th. January 1845 in Munich.

Adolescence
Studied in Munich with Lachmer.

Adult life
Opera debut Munich 1865 as Max in Der Freischutz. He took over the role of Tristan after the death of Schnorr von Carolsfeld. He created the role of Loge in Rheingold. 1869 and of Siegfried in Walkure 1870. He sang at Bayreuth 1876-97, including the roles of Tristan and Parsifal. London debut 1882, sang the first London Loge and Siegfried. He composed an opera in 1899, also songs. He married the soprano Therese Thoma (1845-1921), who created the role of Sieglinde in Die Walkure 1870 and the first London Brunnhilde. With his powerful voice and great stamina, he was the oustanding Wagnerian tenor of his day.

He died 21st. April 1900 in Munich aged 55.

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