Eberhard Wächter

Baritone. Born 9 July 1929. Died 29 March 1992
Eberhard Wächter
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1929-07-09
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Eberhard Wächter

Eberhard Wächter Biography (Wikipedia)

Eberhard Freiherr von Waechter (9 July 1929 – 29 March 1992) was an Austrian baritone celebrated for his performances in the operas of Mozart, Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss. After retiring from singing, he became intendant of the Vienna Volksoper and the Vienna State Opera.

Born in Vienna, Waechter studied at the University of Vienna and the Vienna Academy of Music. In 1953, he began voice lessons with Elisabeth Radó. That same year he made his operatic debut, as Silvio in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, at the Vienna Volksoper. In 1954, he debuted at the Vienna State Opera. In 1956, he debuted at Covent Garden, as Count Almaviva in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, and at the Salzburg Festival, as Arbace in Mozart's Idomeneo; in 1958, at Bayreuth, as Amfortas in Wagner's Parsifal; in 1959, at the Paris Opera, as Wolfram in Wagner's Tannhäuser; in 1960, at both La Scala and the Lyric Opera of Chicago, as Count Almaviva; and, in January 1961, at the Metropolitan Opera, as Wolfram.

Awarded in 1963 the title Kammersänger, Waechter created in 1980 the role of Joseph in Gottfried von Einem's Jesu Hochzeit, opposite Karan Armstrong. Appropriately enough, given the fame of his 1959 recording in the title role of Mozart's Don Giovanni title role, Waechter appeared in 1969, depicted as Don Giovanni, on the set of postal stamps issued by Austria to commemorate the centenary of the Vienna Staatsoper.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Don Giovanni, a cenar teco (Don Giovanni)
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Don Giovanni, a cenar teco (Don Giovanni)
Johannes Brahms
Selig sind die Toten (A German Requiem)
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Selig sind die Toten (A German Requiem)
Johannes Brahms
Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Statt (A German Requiem)
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Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Statt (A German Requiem)
Johannes Brahms
Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (A German Requiem)
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Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (A German Requiem)
Johannes Brahms
Denn alles Fleisch es ist wie Gras (A German Requiem)
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Denn alles Fleisch es ist wie Gras (A German Requiem)
Johannes Brahms
Selig sing, die da Leid tragen (A German Requiem)
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Selig sing, die da Leid tragen (A German Requiem)
Richard Strauss
Der Rosenkavalier: Act 3 Conclusion
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Der Rosenkavalier: Act 3 Conclusion
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Don Giovanni 'La ci darem la mano'
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Don Giovanni 'La ci darem la mano'
Erik Werba
Liebeslieder Walzer, Op 52
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Liebeslieder Walzer, Op 52
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
O statua gentilissima (Don Giovanni)
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O statua gentilissima (Don Giovanni)
Richard Strauss
Der Rosenkavalier (Act 3 conclusion)
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Der Rosenkavalier (Act 3 conclusion)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
La ci darem la mano [Don Giovanni]
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La ci darem la mano [Don Giovanni]
Richard Strauss
Der Rosenkavalier; Act 3 - 'Hab' mir's gelobt, ihn lieb zu haben'
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Der Rosenkavalier; Act 3 - 'Hab' mir's gelobt, ihn lieb zu haben'
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Don Giovanni: Act 2, scene 1 ‘taci ingiusto core’
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Don Giovanni: Act 2, scene 1 ‘taci ingiusto core’
Richard Strauss
Der Rosenkavalier (conclusion)
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Der Rosenkavalier (conclusion)
Philharmonia, Eberhard Wächter, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Carlo Maria Giulini
Don Giovanni - The Champagne Aria
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Don Giovanni - The Champagne Aria

Don Giovanni - The Champagne Aria

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Philharmonia, Eberhard Wächter, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Carlo Maria Giulini
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Don Giovanni - opera in 2 acts K.527 (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini, Graziella Sciutti & Eberhard Wächter)
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Don Giovanni - opera in 2 acts K.527 (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini, Graziella Sciutti & Eberhard Wächter)
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