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Werner Hollweg (Tenor)

Born: September 13, 1936 - Solingen, Germany
Died: January 1, 2007 - Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

The German tenor, Werner (Friedrich) Hollweg, received his training in Detmold, Lugano, and Munich.

After making his debut with the Vienna Chamber Opera in 1962, he sang in Bonn (1963-1967) and Gelsenkirchen (1967-1968). His success as Belmonte in Florence in 1969 and as a soloist in L.v. Beethovenís 9th Symphony under Herbert von Karajan in Osaka in 1970, led to engagements with the Hamburg State Opera, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, and the Vienna State Opera. He also appeared in Rome, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, and at Londonís Covent Garden (debut as Tutus, 1976).

Werner Hollweg won particular distinction is such Mozart portrayals as Don Ottavio, Idomeneo, Tamino, Basilio, and Ferrando. He also sang contemporary operas, creating the role of Mathew Levi in Höllerís Der Meister und Margarita (Paris, 1989). His concert repertoire ranged from Haydn to Zoltán Kodály. His interpretations of the songs of Schubert, Robert Schumann, and Carl Loewe, were especially esteemed.

Source: Bakerís Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (1997); German Wikipedia Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (June 2001); Johannes Honigmann (January 2007)

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Karl Münchinger

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BWV 245

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Werner Hollweg (Wikipedia) [German]

Interview mit Werner Hollweg (BR-Online) [German]

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